Still Struggling

 

I seem to have no control over the order in which my photos are stored.  So I just can’t find the ones I want.  Nevertheless below are a few images Which I found quite randomly.

Ihb_31.62  This looks like a Hopper painting Tables for Ladies

Complete ensemble with overgown open to show undergown bodice - side front view   Royal fashion? Elizabethan?

rooster  One of my handsome neighbors

 

Fascination

2019_06_04_09_30_35.pdf010  I find a certain fascination in simple, quite mundane messages written on postcards close to 100 years ago.  Here is one postmarked ‘o4 from Newcastle, addressed to Gateshead.  Get out my map!  The reverse side is a rather cute image of kittens.

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Notable Ancestors

This is the first of a planned series of blog posts about specific ancestors.  The first ancestor I have chosen is Sir Henry Norris, c. 1482-17 May 1536.  The cause of death was Decapitation – he was beheaded on Tower Hill, London.  He was among those accused of treason and adultery with Anne Boleyn.  Most historical authorities argue that the accusations were untrue and part of a plot to get rid of Anne.  Henry Norris’ occupation was listed as Groom of the Stool to Henry VIII.  He lived and died in turbulent times.  He was my 12th Great Grandfather.

Sir Henry Norris Sir Henry Norris   (google image)

Vintage Postcard

2019_05_17_11_54_36.pdf000 Champion Bull Dog

2019_05_17_11_54_36.pdf001When I first saw this postcard I thought the dog was rather ugly.  But with time I’ve mellowed and I’ve become rather fond of this vintage card postmarked 1911, Binghamton New York.