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A dignified mansion

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | 4 comments

A dignified mansion

Tears in my Eyes – # 3 in a series of genealogical reality experiences A dignified mansion As the European industrial age that started in the late 18th century gathered momentum in the early 1800s, many London citizens were to lead very successful and rewarding lives, profiting from the demand for new industrial goods and appliances and the boom in real estate.    But when the English agrarian population revolted and fled massively to the cities in the 1840s, overcrowding and unemployment resulted.  The outer suburbs of London deteriorated rapidly as crime became more prevalent, and the...

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Red = Embarrassment

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Red = Embarrassment

I’m with my mother as a young two year old lad riding the Sydney tram. Mother is reading a magazine and I am standing next to her on the seat looking around at all the other people on the tram and at the scene outside. Such an inquisitive child ! And then I see it. The lady in the seat behind us is wearing a hat like all the other ladies in the tram. But her hat has a bunch of red cherries as ornaments on top. And I love red ! So I carefully and slowly twist my body to move with my head, without mother knowing. This lovely lady’s hat is just out of reach but I must have those berries ! The...

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