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Puzzling Photo August 7, 2017

Filed under: Memories — Janet @ 4:32 pm


I spent a lot of time in the past few days scanning photographs in my collection.  My husband and I are puzzled by this one.  The following was inscribed on the back of the photo.


It’s quite fascinating delving into the past by looking at old photographs.  Memories are stirred and there are distortions and variations as more and more time passes.  For example, with the above photo we have a number of clues but it seems to be out of place.    We knew Andrew Ligale and Erica Mann in Kenya in the 1960’s.  But Ian’s attendance at the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Summer Schools was in the early 1970’s.


Back In The World Of The Internet

Filed under: Tech Problems — Janet @ 12:14 am

Blame it on the squirrels I’m told by the repair man.  Phew.  It was sheer torture not being able to access the internet for the past few days.  But all is well now  –  well almost. I’ll tell more anon.


Further Technical Difficulties August 3, 2017

Filed under: Tech Problems — Janet @ 8:07 pm

Yesterday I wrote about my problems with accessing photographs which I had scanned.

Today’s problem is with my email address.  I moved from Ireland back to the U.S. seven years ago this month.  For convenience and also sentimental reasons I have kept my Irish email address.  Wham, I am suddenly unable to access my email.


45 Years On August 2, 2017


I’m trying to scan a postcard and I keep getting it saved as pdf.  Frustrating.  It’s a postcard which I wrote 45 years ago and it didn’t reach its destination.  I didn’t have the latest postal address for my sister.  Her RFD number had been changed to a road address.    So the card was returned to me in St. Lucia.  We were new to the island but the postal service found us easily.  It was a small island!

If you click on the reference given above you can see the card of sailing near The Pitons in Soufriere in St Lucia West Indies.  And what I wrote is found below.





Random Images From My Collection

Filed under: Images — Janet @ 7:36 pm


image316   My old high school Belmont Massachusetts.   I understand that it burned down some years ago

ogunquit2  postcard from Ogunquit Maine 1913

alaska ferry  Alaska Ferry

17457809_10211050847720889_8390005777042059916_n  needlepoint


Heat Wave July 31, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Katerina,Seasons,Summer — Janet @ 9:15 pm

IMG_3968  beating the heat – Katerina finds a shady spot


Old Church – Fenny Compton Wiltshire

Filed under: Churches,Great Migration Study,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 3:30 pm

Old Church Fenny Compton  Church of St Peter and  St Clare, Fenny Compton, Wiltshire, England.  This church dates back to 1320.

The church of my 9th Great Grandfather, Luke Hitchcock.  Luke was born in Fenny Compton in 1614.  He emigrated to America and ended his days in 1659 in Wethersfield Connecticut.  Part of the Great Migration.