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13th Great Grandparents March 25, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Churches,Genealogy — Janet @ 10:30 pm

70456a56-6727-49cf-b410-d651ccafdec6 St Mary’s Church, Taunton, Somerset, England where my 13th Great Grandparents Sir Roger Hill and Lady Margaret Toose are buried.  They lived in the first half of the 16th century.


Guest Post – The World in 1940 by GP Cox

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 3:10 pm

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

On November 16, 2012, I received an email from WordPress.com telling me that gpcox had liked several of my posts and suggested that I check out their Blog, pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com, which I did. I read about the 11th Airborne Division and their war in the Pacific. I also enjoyed reading, with humor, a letter from Smitty to his Mom describing a recipe for “Jungle Juice”. The similarities between our posts was not lost on me and I sent a comment to gpcox. Since we had both started Blogging in September of that year, I thought we might be able to connect and give each other encouragement and advice.

As we emailed back and forth I learned that there were more similarities than I had imagined. Our fathers were born in the same year and drafted within months of each other. There were also sharp contrasts between our…

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