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“They Too Hailed From Donegal…” On 20 Nov 1909, at the age of seventy; in Garryharry, Churchill, Co. Donegal, Fanny Sweeney, a farmers widow; passed away. Her son John was the informant of her death. She was my 2nd great … Continue reading
A Short Life… Born on 23 Jun 1906 in 41 Cherryville Street, Belfast I had always thought that my paternal grandmother, Lizzie Berry; was the youngest of seven children born to James Berry and Mary Agnes Scott. It would seem I … Continue reading
“Strangers in the Box”… Come, look with me inside this drawer, In this box I’ve often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the box, Their names … Continue reading
Hidden Headstones… In August of 2014 I was, once again, in the Derry City Cemetery searching for family graves. Since my last trip “back home” in 2012 my research had unearthed several family connections and various other family members who were … Continue reading
A Tiny Little Document… In the summer of 2012 on a trip “back home”, while going through some family documents that my aunt had amassed for me; I came across a little piece of paper. This tiny “piece” of a … Continue reading
My Berry Connection… “I would I were alive again to kiss the fingers of the rain.” Edna St. Vincent Millay Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.
They Are Family… but from which Twisted Limb? “…to gaze into the face of another is to gaze into the depth and entirety of his life.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights … Continue reading
“It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined…” “…a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” ― John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). … Continue reading
“In the end, we’ll all become stories” Margaret Attwood. “If Stones Could Speak”! Copyright (c) (2014) (https://colleenjmurdoch.wordpress.com). All Rights Reserved.