I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

It's been a bit quiet

on the genealogy front that is…but no worries – the noise and chaos in the rest of my life has been more than making up for the silence of the dead.

The here and there moments when I have been able to steal away to my new genealogy desk, tucked into a tiny alcove upstairs, have opened some doors but resolved nothing, leaving me with the mostly unsettling feeling of being more than slightly fragmented.

As if the general merriment of the season, the wild and wintry weather outside, and the joyful bedlam which ensues whenever my kids are on school holiday weren’t enough, come Thursday morning, painters will descend on our household because of a what-the-heck-was-I-thinking, lost-in-a-moment-of-whimsy kind of decision to re-paint the basement media/play room before the impromtpu New Year’s Eve party we decided at the last minute to host this Saturday (the color is Great Barrington Green in case you’re wondering). OMG. Needless to say, I don’t expect to get much genealogy work done this week. Possibly an assignment or two from one of the NIGS classes I’m taking. But certainly not any cleanup of the hundreds of (pre-BU course) badly writing source citations which haunt me; or additional work reviewing the FHL North Marston parish register microfilm my library just got in for me; or the transcribing of the stack of Collcutt Oxfordshire wills I recently acquired; or attending to my beloved blog – well okay, maybe a quickie post :-) What can’t wait is this month’s reading assignment for my ProGen13 chat next Tuesday, and I must reread the NGSQ article assigment for my new study group.

But…Sunday is a new week, a new month, a new year!!! A time for resolutions, fresh starts, and new beginnings!!

I will be back :-)

Victorian clip art courtesy of Averyl’s Attic

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