Our Ancestry Journey 2015

Having a Drink with our Ancestors…..Just when we thought our journey was finished. (link to blog) Link to Posts: Our great, great grandmother Jane Litherland took us on an incredible journey into the past to ‘meet‘ our ancestors. We travelled through time to 34 towns throughout Ireland – Scotland – England and Germany. Wow!! This was several journeys and stories rolled into one! Expect the unexpected. The blog is … Continue reading Our Ancestry Journey 2015

Whao!!! Be careful what you wish for… #8

The words kept floating in my mind over the next week, with no explanation as to their meaning. ‘Take my hand – Close your eyes’  at times I would reverse it  ‘Close your eyes – Take my hand” The basket and contents were now sitting on my lounge 24/7 for inspiration of some kind. I’d stare at it, think about it, question it, let it go – well not … Continue reading Whao!!! Be careful what you wish for… #8

Close your eyes and take my hand… #7

‘Ok, the clock kept bugging me over the next few weeks.  Crazy or not, I just had to find out the what-who-why’s. I rummaged through the box and pulled the clock out again. Sitting at my computer, I systematically went through the dates. Of course they were from the past! Yet what relevance? So, I was a little slow to make the connection at first – the letter – the basket. Then I began checking … Continue reading Close your eyes and take my hand… #7

Let me guide you on yet another journey…. #6

“Take what lies within, follow your hearts and let me guide you on yet another journey of your dreams.” These words from Jane’s letter softly danced around in my head over the next few weeks. Picking up the clock one day, I wondered where it came from and why were there years printed on its face rather than the usual numbers. I just kept looking at it with no … Continue reading Let me guide you on yet another journey…. #6

A Journey of your Dreams…..#5

I spoke to my brother through Skype and told him about the letter, the basket and the clock. As usual, he thought my mind was way too active for my own good and a little crazy. Which by the way I don’t blame him, this time at least. I showed him the items and the clock…..showing him the odd dates on its face. Well…..there were a lot of questions … Continue reading A Journey of your Dreams…..#5

Follow your Hearts…..#4

Just when we thought our journey had finished….. April 12, 2015April 14, 2015 Follow your hearts… 4 Sorting through the items in the basket reminded me of the time spent researching our ancestors during 2012. We certainly collected quite a lot of information and pieced together an interesting story of our family. Feeling quite proud of our efforts; we preserved our family history to pass down through time. Old photos, certificates and old … Continue reading Follow your Hearts…..#4

The Basket… #3 Just when we thought our journey was finished…..

Just when we thought our journey was finished….   At first, I was a little hesitant and felt rather silly looking for a basket.  Then the effects of the bottle of wine kicked in which sparked my curiosity. I rummaged through my storage boxes. Just as I was about to give up, I thought ‘if I can’t find it in the next box, I’m done!’ Opening the box and removing the paper … Continue reading The Basket… #3 Just when we thought our journey was finished…..

‘The Letter’ that took my breath away….. #2

Ahhh spring cleaning. That large pile of unwanted papers accumulated over years still sat in the bottom drawer. For the past 2 weeks it kept bothering me, I could not bare it any longer. Ok! Today was the day to finally tackle the job and sort that stuff out for once and for all. I took a deep breath, turned on my favourite music and poured myself a glass of wine to … Continue reading ‘The Letter’ that took my breath away….. #2

The Journey – On the Clipper Route – #33

Having a drink with our ancestors – just when we thought our journey had finished… The Journey They settle into cramped accommodations. With just 2 small boxes of possessions, and probably very little money or any. The ship is filled with immigrants from different countries, cultures and religions, families, young children, single women and single men. For most, this would be the first time that … Continue reading The Journey – On the Clipper Route – #33