Annie Duck and Hal Rockey

Annie Duck and Hal

A couple of distant relatives playing about a hundred years ago. This isn’t the best photo, but it caught my eye because my children are six and five, and somehow this reminds me of them, just playing outside in the sun. “Annie” appears to have a stuffed gorilla or something on her shoulders, and possibly…

Billie Duck, Morpeth Ontario, 1921

Billie Duck of Morpeth, Ontario 1919

My great-grandfather’s brother, Harvey Duck, married Leta Addeman on December 25, 1912 in Selton, Ontario. They lived in a house only a stone’s throw away from where I grew up, in a house that became “the old house” where I used to scavenge for antique china. The couple had one child, William (Billie) Henry Duck,…

My grandparents’ house

I can barely orient myself to my grandparents’ house in this photo, which is from around 1940. I spent many hours, weekly, visiting this house as a child, because it is where my grandparents lived on our shared farm. Before they lived there, my great-great grandparents, William J. Duck and his wife Mary E. Coll…

Niagara Falls 1942

The Wedding Day, 1942

Today’s old photo features my grandparents, Donald and Monica Duck, who got married on January 28, 1942. Their honeymoon took place in Niagara Falls. I was very close with my grandparents, because we lived next door to them on our farm. It’s fun to see them looking so young here.