1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

My family boasts several generations of Detroit Tigers fans. Since the farm is only about 90 minutes from Detroit, it really was the “home team,” despite the border. This postcard was sent to my great-great grandfather in 1907. and has made its way to my brother for his birthday! He’s been a big fan all…

photo postcard Toronto 1905

Mary Kimmerly

When I was working through my family tree, I started getting confused with the vast number of Marys. Not just Marys, but Mary Colls. In fact there are seven Mary Colls buried in the Morpeth Cemetery, the tiny tiny village of Morpeth, Ontario. One Mary was my great grandmother Mary Duck, born Mary Kimmerly. I…

Union Gas Company recipe of the month Cherry Loaf

Union Gas Company recipes of the month

I wonder how many recipes our families got from places like these 1960s Union Gas bills? I found quite a stack of these recipes, as well as others copied from magazines and newspapers, in among the old papers. I wonder if great grandmother tried out the Chili Con Carne in 1962 or the Cherry Loaf…

China tea cups and saucers

I brought home some interesting tea cups & saucers, as well as a pretty set of three saucers that are all different sizes. The saucer set is from Germany, and the tea cup with the three little legs was from Japan. The small tea cup has no writing on it at all.

My grandparents’ house

In 2013, my grandparents’ house is on its last legs. We briefly explored the exterior of the house, and it is not in the state that it was when my grandparents were living. I’ve lived away from home for many years now, so it is still easy for me to conjure up memories of how…