Category Archives: family

My Great Aunt’s Diaries: 1949-1952

A Look at Life in Toronto Out of the blue, my second cousin, Norah, sent me transcripts of some diaries that her grandmother had written. I suspect she thought I’d be interested in the passages that featured my biological father, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Mental Health Issues

Christmas Time is Here Again It’s less than a week until the big day: it’s a focus for most everyone in the western hemisphere. But is it jolly, happy or bright? Not necessarily. If anything, Christmas reminds us of family … Continue reading

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You’re Talking My Language

Text of an undated talk given by my father, James Ewart Miller The Tower of Babel Remember the story of the tower of Babel where men tried to build a tower that would reach to heaven? Those ancient people were … Continue reading

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The Moment I Realized…

Adults Don’t See the Same Things Children Do In the mid-50’s we had a 1951 Chevy. These days I’m not sure which model it was (it looked like the picture above), but we had it from 1955-1960. Then something went … Continue reading

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DNA: Family History

Meeting our Grandparents My sister Anne has decided to have her DNA tested through Ancestry. Because she and I only share our mother, her results will only be useful to her family tree research. So, will I ‘bite the bullet’ … Continue reading

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The Old Folks at Home?

Sitting on the Porch in Rocking Chairs The Carol Burnett Show used to feature a skit of a couple of seniors discussing their lives. The payoff was almost always the same: he’d make a gentle pass at her and she … Continue reading

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The Fruit Doesn’t Fall Far…

Amy, Suzann and Rosanna 1984   Brigitte 2017

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