Tag: Genealogy

Bark is Beautiful

Today, right now in fact, I’m looking at a copy of a birth certificate.  It is the birth record of my paternal grandmother.  I know this sounds very middle-aged, but I have developed an interest in researching my family tree.  I was very close to all of my grandparents, while they were alive.  I used…

Nanny ‘Snips

  “I remember an old woman with long white hair, in two plaits.  She is sitting in a rocking chair, gently rocking back and forth as she watches the flames flicker in the fireplace.  She has an old cream coloured, woolly shawl around her shoulders.  Beneath that, a white blouse.  She is wearing long, heavy,…