Janet’s thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Essex England Coat of Arms June 19, 2017

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Coats of Arms,Genealogy — Janet @ 12:52 pm

COA Essex England  A strong graphic image

 

Nantucket Windmill June 17, 2017

Filed under: Nantucket Island,Windmills — Janet @ 5:30 pm

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Vintage photo from Nantucket – taken in the 1940’s by JM (that’s me)

 

All Things Nantucket

Moby Dick Mary Morrell Folger  Working on my genealogy this morning I found a reference remotely connecting an ancestor to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick.  And this novel of course makes me think of that magical island of Nantucket.  One of the daughters of Isaac Morrill, my 9th Great Grandfather, married a Folger and Mary Morrill Folger is mentioned in the novel.

 

Smith Coat Of Arms

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Coat of Arms,Genealogy,Heraldry — Janet @ 3:13 pm

09c741a0-dc16-4a96-a9f5-08dc1bccb32b  Another Coat of Arms – I am struck by the simple artistry of this one.  Elegant.

 

Eppes Crest June 15, 2017

Filed under: Family Crests — Janet @ 11:15 pm

Epps Crest

How’s this for a family crest?  Daniel Eppes was my 9th Great Grandfather, 1598-1630

 

Do You Love Your Cat – Does Your Cat Love You?

Filed under: Cats,Whiskers — Janet @ 9:31 pm

As regular readers of this blog probably know, I love my cat Katerina dearly.  But does she love me?  She is definitely not a lap cat.  This is a characteristic that I find disconcerting.  Every other cat I have ever known has been a lap cat.  It’s nice.

For example, here’s a vintage family photo and the family cat has chosen my mother.  (The family dog had to be in the photo also.)

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Random Vintage Photos

Filed under: Cats,Family memories,Family photographs,Family Photos — Janet @ 7:49 pm

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf013  My cat (and dog) 1950

 

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf002  Me imprisoned 1938

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf016  Very proud of my brother  1943

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf024  family gathering   1944   starting from the left -my mother and me, my grandfather, my grandfather’s sister “Auntie”, my mother’s older sister Libbie and her 2 daughters Kitty and Betsy, my mother’s younger sister Alice and 2 of her sons Bill and Bobby