This photo was in the Seattle Times a few days ago. I loved the image of Ann with her cat beside the typewriter and herdog by her side. That’s what I aspire to. I have the cat – getting a dog is on the to-do list. I don’t want to be a famous writer of true crime nor do I fancy dying any time soon. It’s the cat and the dog that I like as I sit at my computer and write about my ancestors. No true crime there but you never know. Genealogy is fun.
What could be nicer on a fine summer’s day or evening? The lawn bowling green is to the right in this aerial view of the Blackrock Bowling and Tennis Club in Dublin. Sometimes I’m homesick for lawn bowling!!!
Originally posted on Kate Davies Designs:
I’m having one of those reflective mornings. I got up early to start knitting (I am making something special). With a cup of tea I watched for the hare that comes by our window at first light, and listened to the final chapters of Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk (worth reading). I think I might look back on these months and find them interesting: it seems a time of changes, some larger, some more subtle. In terms of my post-stroke well being, I think its interesting that I have recently felt some improvements in recovery: I find I do not need quite as much sleep as I did previously. That is to say, where I definitely needed ten to twelve hours to stay on an even keel, I find I can now just about get by with eight. Though I still have the odd day in which I’m laid…
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Originally posted on "Greatest Generation" Life Lessons:
Trumbull, Conn., May 10, 1942
Lad is in the Army.
At least that is what he announced after coming back from a trip to New York in which he applied successively but unsuccessfully for enlistment in the Naval Reserves, the Marines and the Coast Guard, failing in each to meet eyesight minimum requirements, so Wednesday he is off for Derby to see what happens.
Well naturally I am sorry for Lad’s sake that he did not get into the branch of the service he felt would interest him most. As I think the whole thing over, I believe I would
rather have it the way it is. Speaking from the viewpoint of a parent whose uppermost thought these days is the welfare of his sons, it would seem as though the Army is the best bet.
I reach this conclusion along the following line of…
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I have found the following on Ancestry.com: