Category: World War 2

52 Ancestors : Week # 44 – Scary Stuff

Leaving Gibraltar Another interesting story that my Grandfather, Walter Edmund APPS, spoke about in his video interview done on April 4th, 1993 was him recalling his adventurous, although frightening time leaving Gibraltar. In the interview, he was talking about his time spent serving with the First Fortress Company of Royal Engineers, in this case more…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 32 – Small / ATS

The writing prompt for Week # 32 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge is SMALL. In my mind nothing to do with our family’s history is small, because even the smallest detail can steer you into something so fantastic. Big things often have small beginnings I’ve talked quite a few times about my paternal…

52 Ancestors : Week # 28 – Multiple

I have a plethora of ideas for this week’s writing prompt! We are in Week # 28 in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge and this week we are writing about MULTIPLE. I have a few relatives that have had multiple spouses. Quite a few that have had multiple children. Some that have had multiple…

52 Ancestors : Week # 19 – Service

This week for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor challenge the writing prompt is Service. This week it also happens to be the birthday of Robert Ramsay Rodger, my husband’s maternal grandfather. He was born on May 6 1912 in East Wemyss, Fife in Scotland. 108 years ago today! So, it seems quite fitting that for this…