I’ve always been aware of my mother’s family tree. There it was inked out meticulously on shelf lining paper by my grandfather and stretching back, selectively (very), to the 1560s. What else, apart from my father’s background, was there to know. Then my mother, visiting, handed over a small leather bound note-book and went on talking to my daughter about everyday things. Inside the cover was written ‘My Father’s Diary, 1756’. 1756? Two years after the ’45? The past opened up like an unexplored ocean…


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  1. Lovely – what a good idea. I like the idea of beginning with a graveyard. Look forward to reading more. K x

  2. Jim

    I, too, have an interest in the Bogle-Wyse connection. To followup, please contact me – Jim Olson at jjolson.5@comcast.net

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