Author, Storyteller, Historiographer, Family Researcher


Back in the Saddle Again – June 2020

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Hard to believe it's been two years since my last blog post - new website, new lifestyle, new ways of doing things have all happened - some hard to take, some not so much. But here I am, still kicking!  Two new books since my last blog post - A Book of Shorts - which

41st Annual Scottish Festival – Orillia 2018

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July 21, 2018 Dateline: Orillia We attended the 41st Annual Scottish Festival. We have been attending this festival for about 5 or 6 years now. The colour party, or part of it, from the Bowmanville  Legion Branch 178 marches with the Pipes and Drums of Canada, a mosaic of pipers and drummers pulled together from

It’s almost apple season!

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Believe it or not, it is almost apple season! In just a few weeks the old Heritage summer apples will be ready. These include: Red Astrachan Early Joe Early Harvest Lowland Raspberry Primate Summer Rose Sweet Bough and... Yellow Transparent Throughout July and August these varieties will ripen and will be ready for picking, each

Geneology Everywhere!

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At the TCA booth, June 2, 2018

Here we are halfway through June and I'm just now getting around to posting another message on this blog. It's odd, really.... at the beginning of the year my calendar was absolutely empty, but I have been so busy these past few months that my head is spinning! This time of year the garden takes

Spring has sprung

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Lots to talk about today..... an update on the evening with Peter Klose to start with... After Peter's presentation we were able to gather other information.  What was listed as the Ivory Woollen Mill turns out to have been the Wilmot Tannery - a close look at an old map gave us the correct information. 

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April 3rd, 2018 So much for a weekly blog!  Just so much going on in this area, and of course, I have to be in the thick of it! Much of my time is taken up with the Newcastle Village and District Historical Society.  We have a very vibrant board the last couple of years,