Learn about Stir Up Sunday and our family traditions in a working class home involved around the making of Christmas cake and Christmas pudding in the 1940s and 50s
My father's older brother, Uncle Augie, was always my favorite uncle. In addition to sharing a passion for baseball, my uncle tried to teach me golf and enjoyed talking about the Milwaukee Braves. While living on the farm, I always looked forward to Uncle Augie's visits.
This is a first hand account of what it was like getting ready for Christmas in a working class home in the 1940s and 50s
The numerous photos show my great aunt and uncle's large and successful farming operation in North Dakota back in the early 1900s.
Memories of my grandparents during the Irish War of Independence in Dublin and Balbriggan. First hand account of the atrocities committed by the Black and Tan raids in Ireland in 1921. When was the War of Independence in Ireland?
That son referred to in this happy exchange later became my husband. Some family history during WWII included plus photos.
Emigrating to Australia in 1967: My mother tells us her memories of living and working in Australia in the 1960's. She immigrated with her husband and five young children as £10 Poms. Migration Memories on board the Ship Castel Felice.
This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.
Memories of my grandmother and her family living in Dublin during the Irish War of Independence. What did the black and tans do to the Irish people? The Black and Tans atrocities and auxiliaries in 1920's Ireland.
We love and cherish our mothers. We wish they would live forever, but the day comes when we must say goodbye and that day will forever be etched in our minds. At least this is my story...
Christmas in Australia in 1967 as Irish immigrants. Migration Memories of living in Australia as a 10 year old child. Why did the irish immigrate to australia? We immigrated to Australia with the £10 assisted passage scheme.
It was Eric Thomas who said, "The Value of a man is not measured by what he does for himself to make his life easier, But, measured by what he does for others to make their lives easier." Certainly this was true of Lewis Rome who was a passionate public servant.
This article reflects the joy of having and loving a step Grand Daughter, and through multiple tragedies, how I lost the beautiful child from my life. She will have our prayers forever, and be always missed, for love is something no one can take away.
Learn about Alcazar the horse; what my grandfather's WW1 war pilot buddy was doing in Frisco, TX; handwritten letters and what people do with cigar boxes today.
During the 1950s, I never paid much attention to the news on television or in the paper. In 1957, there were, however, exciting and interesting things happening all around this 13-year-old. This article fondly recalls special events that occurred to my family and me.