Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Treasured Service Records

The 17th in a series of posts about my family treeInspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Document In our family archives we’re fortunate to have many documents that speak to the service and sacrifice of my great uncle, Sergeant Archibald Don Gordon, who was killed during World War II. The … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: Treasured Service Records

Lest We Forget: Sacrifice and the Ultimate Price

Another November 11; another Remembrance Day and sometimes I wonder if we’ve dropped the ball. I certainly hope not. Am re-sharing this post from a year ago as a remembrance of the young man my maternal grandmother’s family sacrificed for the cause of responsible freedom and democracy. Lest we forget … ~*~ When I was … More Lest We Forget: Sacrifice and the Ultimate Price

Lest We Forget …

When I was a little girl, I loved to hear the family stories my Scottish granny, Alice Gordon, would share of her parents swapping the civilized life of gentry in Glasgow for the pioneering life of the wilds of northern Alberta in the 1920s. A family of nine stepping into the unknown to start anew … More Lest We Forget …