Category: World War 1

William Mortimer Heath

I’d have to say that this week, what I’ve been thinking about is how KINDNESS is FREE. I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is FREE. I’ve truly have had the most amazing luck and so much kindness shown to me recently with my family history research and…

52 Ancestors : Week # 14 – Great

I’ve had some really good luck lately as far as researching my family’s history. I might even be so bold as to call it great and that’s not just because great is the theme of this week’s 52 Ancestors writing prompt! *winky face* The information that I received also happens to be about my Great…

52 Ancestors : Week # 40 – Oldest

Florence Heath Carré I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is OLDEST. What comes to my mind is the ancestor in my family who was the OLDEST. My (paternal) Great Great Grandmother Florence Heath lived to see 102 years! In fact, in just two more months she…

52 Ancestors : Week # 36 – Labour

I am participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt this week is LABOUR. noun: labour 1.work, especially hard physical work. Recently, I came across in the National Records of Scotland the Statutory Register of birth for my Husband’s Grandfather, Robert Ramsay Rodger. His birth was in the District of Wemyss in the…

52 Ancestors : Week # 17 – Land

I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. This is week # 17. The writing prompt is land. As always, Amy assures is that these prompts are up for interpretation so here goes…When I think of land, the first thing (funny enough) that popped in to my head was the Woody Guthrie song “This Land…

52 Ancestors : Week # 10 – Strong Woman

When I first saw the writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s challenge for Week # 10 was Strong Woman, I thought that was so appropriate considering International Woman’s Day is March 8th. I’m very sure that wasn’t a coincedence and I knew exactly who I would write about. Introducing Hilary Newitt Brown. My Great Aunt Hilary…

Art, Peace and Hope

My paternal Grandmother, Margaret Hope Newitt was born in Helensburgh, Scotland. I wrote a bit about her growing up just north of there in Shandon in my previous post The Abandoned Mansion. She passed away in September of 1985 which unbelievably was 34 years ago. Despite having lost her so long ago I have lots…