Indoor heated pool at the hotel…which I didn’t try.
Things must be improving.
Two posts in two days.
Maybe I am back.
I had lunch with my cousin on Friday.
He lives just around the corner but we have not seen much of each other.
It was nice to catch up.
And compare ailments.
He gave me three documents that his daughter had got hold of in England.
I am absolutely fascinated.
One is a census done in 1911 and filled in by my Grandmother.
There is a column marked infirmity.
1)Is anyone totally deaf or deaf and dumb.
4)Imbecile or feebleminded.
I was relieved to discover that none of my family were three or four.
Though it might explain a lot.
It also mentions that my great grandparents had six kids.
I never knew that.
I knew Granny had a brother but what happened to the rest of them?
I might have a huge family out there and I don’t know anything about them. One of the sisters living in the house was a widow of 33 with two children.
Both kids had the same surname as the rest of our family.
The second form is the passenger list for the Dunnottar Castle on 11/12/1936.
It shows my Gran, her four daughters and my Dad who was eleven.
She had left her husband and came out to this country with her five kids.
At the age of 51.
A brave lady.
The third form is the army paper of my Grandfather.
Dated the 8/7/1917
He was 38 and a butcher.
We suspect he was a naughty bugger.
He appears to have had a second family.
He might have been a bigamist.
Anyway, a good reason for my Gran to leave him.
I would love to know more.