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

[Almost] Wordless Wednesday: Missing my grandparents

Wordless Wednesday is a daily blogging prompt sponsored by Geneabloggers

Feeling a little listless, lost, and ungrounded tonight. I spend so much time with the dead…poring through the past, trying to reconstruct lives from sometimes nothing more than scraps of barely legible paper…wondering who they were and what they would have wished people could know about  them now. I am so lucky to have had all four of my grandparents in my life for as long as they were. I was so loved. But, I wish I’d asked  them more questions. Not about facts and dates, but rather about their thoughts and the memories of all the little moments in their lives which they would have wanted me to keep safe in my memory for them.  I really want to get it right……Know what I mean? I’m not sure I’m explaining myself, but I want to post their picture before it’s Thursday. I hope I’m making some sense :-)

I miss them. gggg

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2 comments to [Almost] Wordless Wednesday: Missing my grandparents

  • I just had to comment – I saw the photo of your grandparents in a Geneabloggers pin and was struck by how much your grandfather on the left looks like my father. They could have been twins.

    And yes, you are making sense.

    • Claire

      Thank for the comment Amanda! I’d love to see a picture. If you’d like, you can email me at: claire at mahoganybox dot net

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