Voyage to Venezuela (4) – Trip on Grace Line Ship, S.S. Santa Rosa – December, 1938 – January, 1939

I love the post, particularly the postcard.

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

This is the  beginning of a series of posts concerning Lad’s Voyage to Venezuela, taking a similar route as John Jackson Lewis during the first portion of his journey, about 88 years later. Lad and Dan had been hired by their Uncle Ted Human (husband of Helen (Peabody) Human, Aunt Helen), sister of Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion, Grandpa’s wife who had passed away in 1933 after a long illness.

The following are documents my Dad had to obtain and/or deliver before he even set foot on the ship that would carry him to Venezuela. Dan had gone through this same process in September and October of 1938.

Here are some documents regarding Lad’s trip on a Grace Line ship, the S. S. Santa Rosa, from New York to Curacao, Venezuela, in 1939.

SUMMARY OF EXPENSE ACCOUNT, TOOLS ORDERED, ETC.

S.S. Santa Rosa Passenger List – cover

SS Santa Rose Passenger…

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Scene of Horror

In searching for more information about my ancestors,I find that one of them, a female, was burned at the stake.  She, Lady Margaret Oswald, was my  13th  Great Grandmother.  She followed the Lollard faith, which was considered heretical in the 15th century.  She was born in 1448, died on December 12th 1476 in Cambridge England.  Death at the stake was not a new form of execution.  But it was persistently used in the 15th and 16th centuries. Many many men and women suffered and were executed for their faith in this horrific manner in earlier times

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Joan of Arc  (credit to Wikipedia)

Stamp Collecting

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The stamp from Fiji attracted me to this postcard.  We lived in Suva Fiji for 2 years back in the 1970’s.  What a wonderful experience in so many ways.  One of our many activities   was stamp collecting.  There was an active group of people who were avid philatelists and there were books of stamps which were circulated regularly.  My latent interest in stamp collecting was reawakened.

Now so many years later I’ve turned to postcard collecting and if there are stamps involved there is a double attraction.

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