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World War I: May, 1917, France

I found the photo above in one of my grandmother’s photo albums. I hadn’t removed it—but when I did, what a find. The back had a list of all of the people in the picture and where they were from. I believe the pic dates to May 24th, 1917, onlyContinue Reading

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It’s Worth the Trip to Tuckerton

As a Canadian, I haven’t traveled extensively in the US. Sure, I’ve done Disney and made a few trips down to NYC (and I got married in Central Park), but until the last couple of years, I hadn’t seen much of the US. I was lucky this year to spendContinue Reading

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Joanna Longworth and Hugh Blackledge Sanderson

When Joanna (“Annie”) Longworth was born in 1878 in Adlington, Lancashire, England, her father, John Longworth (1832-1880), was 46, and her mother, Alice (née Loxham) (1839-1891), was 39. She had seven sisters and four brothers. She married Hugh Blackledge Sanderson on July 19, 1905, at St. James Church in Chorley,Continue Reading

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Dorothy (Griffin) Webb’s 100th Birthday

If she’d lived this long, my grandmother, Dorothy Irene Griffin would have been 100 years old today. I’ve spent the past couple of days going through her old albums and thought I’d share some pics. Gran was born while my grandfather, Arthur Bird Griffin was away at the great warContinue Reading

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