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sharon simms
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Wife, mother, early years teacher, family tree keeper, blogger, antique and vintage hunter
Wife, mother, early years teacher, family tree keeper, blogger, antique and vintage hunter

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The Sinclair House
The recent photo above, taken by Richard Turenne and posted on the Abandoned Manitoba site on Facebook, brought back many fond memories for the Sinclair nieces and nephews including me!  What a mansion I thought it was and by any standards, it was a magnifi...

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The Story of the Sawfish
When we would look at old photos, Randy would pass me some and point to something on the wall behind the person and say - "Look the sawfish!" I thought he was teasing - how would a sawfish show up on a homesteader's house in rural Manitoba? Russ and Rick re...

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Table Pitchers
Cream Pitchers are not typical tableware today but at one time, they were essential to serve the fresh milk or cream in coffee, tea, on fruit or porridge.  A few that were found at the Boulton house have interesting stories.  They may have belonged to Ann ,...

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Merle's Quilt
Inside a box of Randy's Mom's things, we found  a wonderful old quilt top, likely made in the mid- fifties.  She attended a local sewing course in 1955 as this blog post told about and her neighbour and friend Jennetta Curtis likely helped put it together a...

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Henry "Harry" Clyne (1901-1989)
In a recent blog posts about the Rae brothers from Scotland,it got me thinking about the bachelor immigrants who spent their working lives in Canada but their entire blood relations remained in "The Old County". Henry "Harry" Clyne lived with my Sinclair Au...

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Pete Rae's Story Continued
The most exciting part in writing this family history blog is hearing from someone with " The Rest of the Story"  .  Only a few hours after posting the piece about Peter Deans Rae , I was contacted by Pat, the Google user Pamaga who started my quest from Ga...

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Story of Peter Rea
Although not a relative, the story of Peter Rae has emerged from a comment on this blog.  On the post from 3 years ago for my grandfather Alexander Simms , I recently received the following comment from Google user Pamaga : My great uncle Peter Deans Rae ha...

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A Blizzard Like the Old Days
A recent three day blizzard here in Western Manitoba reminded me of pictures I had copied from old Kinnaird pictures.  I recall the hen house above that was on my Grandpa and Grandma Kinnaird's farm north of Hargrave at W1-11-27 .   The middle picture of th...

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Two More Old Books
This blog post tells the story of two more old books from the Boulton house.  These came from Randy's cousin Faye who was given them when she left home. The first belonged to Faye's grandmother, Elsie Bushby Boulton and the label inside the front cover indi...
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