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Old 08-22-2014, 08:45 PM   #20851
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My father's side is Native American. So they were here for a lot longer than that. Even before the Pilgrims arrived. Most of the information that we were able to find on them come from passing down by word of mouth. It wasn't until they started to keep a census, that there is a written history of them. The tribe is rather big now and has split into two different locations. The tribe comes from Maine.
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Old 08-22-2014, 11:47 PM   #20852
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Recovering from a week of subbing at a local school. Love the kids, and happy to see the familiar little faces, but have to say I'm glad it's over.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:13 AM   #20853
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I'm just waiting on the dishwasher to finish so I can open it up and let everything air dry. Seems like I've spent half the day waiting on machines. When it's done, I'M done. Then I'll be headed to the sun room with a glass of wine and my murder mystery book.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:43 AM   #20854
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I'm getting ready for bed soon and reflecting on things. Tomorrow was supposed to be the day we renewed our wedding vows. Since setting this up last fall, I have been in the hospital 7 times, had 3 surgical procedures, found out I have diabetes, a hormonal imbalance and a hernia which will need repairing. I lost my birth certificate and time is running out to get my passport for our cruise next month and TB may be going on strike when we get back.

So what am I doing tomorrow? Getting a vitamin treatment from my Naturopath to try and build up my immune system and returning the beautiful ring TB got me for the ceremony. He told me I could keep it, but I told him I don't need it when I have him! We will probably go out to dinner though with my limited diet at the moment (a diabetic diet but I can't digest meat as a complication from the gall bladder/liver/appendix fiasco!) we aren't sure where to go.

Oh, and I have sent away for a new birth certificate, just hoping it will arrive in time. It has to come from another province and our mail system is not so hot.

So, that's what I have, am and will be doing!
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:08 AM   #20855
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Was your Thomas Durow born in 1890?

Could this be him?

Yes, that's him. He wasn't much talked of in the family but from the records on-line he appears to have left a wife, Ada, in England. If the information collated by other seekers is accurate it appears she was pregnant when he left but may have remarried later so whether she discovered she was widowed or she managed to get a divorce or had him declared dead, I don't know. My maternal grandfather, Thomas's BiL, was in Canada for 6 months before WWI escorting a consignment of horses and had wanted my Grandmother to go out to join him with a view to settling there but she didn't want to. When Thomas disappeared G'father was very upset that his tales of how wonderful Canada was were responsible for Thomas taking off and the family losing contact with him.

I sometimes wonder where or what or even if I'd be now if my grandparents had settled in Canada.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:15 AM   #20856
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Yes, that's him. He wasn't much talked of in the family but from the records on-line he appears to have left a wife, Ada, in England. If the information collated by other seekers is accurate it appears she was pregnant when he left but may have remarried later so whether she discovered she was widowed or she managed to get a divorce or had him declared dead, I don't know. My maternal grandfather, Thomas's BiL, was in Canada for 6 months before WWI escorting a consignment of horses and had wanted my Grandmother to go out to join him with a view to settling there but she didn't want to. When Thomas disappeared G'father was very upset that his tales of how wonderful Canada was were responsible for Thomas taking off and the family losing contact with him.

I sometimes wonder where or what or even if I'd be now if my grandparents had settled in Canada.
Last night I cast my net across North America and only found one promising lead.

Thomas Durow, Saanich, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, died 3/27/1976

I found several other references to him in British Columbia voting registry from 1945 until about 1965.

I could not find any specifics that you could use to link him to another relative. I got the impression that this fella might have been involved in shipping. I saw references to him traveling as a passenger or crew to Seattle Washington several times.

I also reference to Else Durow, Saanich, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, died 1980.

They were the only two I could find which is unusual.

Good luck!
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #20857
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I saw something odd on my way to a large wholefoods supermarket/hot food place today. At a bus-stop,
on one of the seats was a pair of boxer shorts (not even in a bag) with a card on top of it, in an unsealed envelope. There was no-one else around. I looked to see what was inside the envelope. A nice, brand new birthday card with no handwritten message in it! So a birthday card and a pair of boxer shorts (that looked quite new). How odd! I did kind of quickly look round to see if it might be a joke or there might be a camera somewhere.

This might be the kind of thing that, in a writing workshop, students could be asked to imagine the scenario that led up to this event and write a story.

I can't think how this occurred....perhaps someone had split up from someone and left them there with
a sarcastic happy birthday card to a passing tramp?


Any thoughts on this?
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:30 PM   #20858
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:31 PM   #20859
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QUITE new? yeah, i'd say there's a juicy backstory begging to be told here....
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:47 PM   #20860
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That's really odd, Creative.
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