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Jeanette Robertson
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The weather
November 27th we had a rain storm. Pretty crazy for this time of year. It was 13 Celsius in Fredericton. The Weather Network said, "Rain at times heavy will give a total of 50 to 100 millimeters of rain to parts of New Brunswick by Thursday morning. ...Stro...
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More random photos
Just a selection of random pictures. David is obviously fascinated by the gift he has just opened. We usually
had that look on our faces when we got something from Uncle Karl. Often
we would really not know what it was. This is a good picture of David wit...
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Christmas in Hemmingford
Christmas was always a fun time, but after Uncle Karl immigrated to Canada, it became even more fun. He would wrap tiny presents in huge boxes, or disguise it in a weird shape if didn't fit in a box. He once gave me a pink lightbulb. I looked through the bi...
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Mum and Dad in Dar-es-Salaam, 1944-45
Mum and Dad met in Dar-es-Salaam in 1944. Mum had been born in Kenya, gone to Scotland to get her higher education and took nurses training at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. When she returned to Africa after WW II, she was nursing in Dar-es-Salaam. Dad had...
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Thinking of snow
Seeing as we had the first snow of the year yesterday, it put me in mind to post some of the winter photos from Mum's slides. It wasn't much snow, and it melted as soon as it hit the ground, but it was a reminder of winter. I remember huge snow falls and hu...
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Ian, my brother. Ian joined the U.S. army - the MPs. He ended up in Vietnam. I have to admit that when he was there, I did not reali ze the serious of what was going on, what war is like. I was young and involved with my own life, with the typical youthful ...
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Remembering Dad on Remembrance Day. Dad spent the war in the British Merchant Navy, and a great deal of that time going from New York, USA to Murmansk, Russia. The North Atlantic is known for its storms and high seas; the Me rchant ships spent the crossing ...
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Finding these pictures fascinating
The photos I'm posting are not in any order other than as I come across them in the pile and think they are interesting, or have a personal story.  As I go through the slides and peer through them held up against the light of my monitor, I have to reflect (...
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Something of Dad
My father. James Robertson, born 1914, died 1998. He was a great guy and I miss him a lot. He didn't say a lot, but his brain was always engaged. He had to be dragged to a party, but once he got there, he enjoyed himself. He didn't like being around argumen...
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