Julia Phillips Smith
International Women's Day,
Sarah Jane McAllister
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.
What a delightful post Julia. I love it. Isn't it wonderful to have a beloved. Yes, it is. :)
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)
Awesome photo! And happy belated women's day to you!
That's very cool!
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...
What a wondeful photograph and story to go with it! :)
What a great and very personal story + photo :D
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