1924 Morpeth School Ontario

As the Story is Told: Morpeth School, 1924

Every week, I share an excerpt from my Great Aunt’s book, As the Story is Told: A History of Morpeth and Community, which was printed in 1986. …previous chapter… Morpeth School 1924 1st Row L. To R.: Ella Hall, Eileen Trudgen, David Trudgen, Kenneth Pease, Jim Poulin, Edwin Abbot, Bessie Carnie, George Kimmerly. 2Nd Row…

boathouse postcard 1924

1924 postcard from Muskoka

This 1924 postcard was sent to my Great grandmother from her nephew, Tom Kimmerly – a cousin to my grandfather, Donald Duck. The families were very close, and often visited and wrote to each other. I grew up in Ontario too, and we visited the Muskoka region. The place I went to summer camp, near…

90-year-old letter

This letter was written by my eight-year-old Great Aunt about my Grandpa Donald (then 4) and my Great Grandmother. It’s just a simple day-in-the-life of a rural family, 3 generations before my own children (age 6 and 5). It was written exactly 90 years ago. This letter, never sent, was probably just an assignment by…