Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 90


Julia Smith said...

In celebration of Sunday's International Women's Day, I'm posting this lovely photo of my husband's great-grandmother - Sarah Jane McAllister.

She was born on April 12, 1859 in Eastham, Cheshire, England.

By age 39, she lived in Manitoba, Canada (the eastern-most prairie province.) She was the widow of a man named Breen, and had several children with him.

She married for a second time to John Kennedy Smith, also widowed with 10 children of his own!

Though she entered this second marriage a year before turning 40, Sarah had 2 more children with her new husband - a son and a daughter.

The late-in-life son turned out to be my husband's grandfather. Way to go, Sarah!!

From me to you, Sarah - thank you for having your son, whose own son became my father-in-law. And his son became my beloved. Thank you, Sarah, for everything.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a delightful post Julia. I love it. Isn't it wonderful to have a beloved. Yes, it is. :)

VaBookworm said...

Very cool photo... and family photos I have only stem back as far as my grandparents...

There's an award for you on my blog :o)

Nikki said...

Awesome photo! And happy belated women's day to you!

Kailana said...

That's very cool!

Jim said...

Hi Julia, I read every word of your A Place to Start from your WIP. It was interesting, scary, and sad to say the least.
Will you try to publish it?
I don't like war so reading all of it is something special for me to do. I don't watch war movies either. What would have happened if I had been called away to fight from my safe five-year radar assisngment at Ft. Bliss I'll never know. I can wonder.
Guess I'll have to come back to see if you post some more of your fight for freedom story.
I haven't WW'd for quite a while now but I am doing the OSI poem and the Looking at the Sky Fridays.

Akelamalu said...

What a wondeful photograph and story to go with it! :)

Dorte H said...

What a great and very personal story + photo :D