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

GRIP 2013 Day Two

Today, in Advanced Land Records, Pam Sayre talked “All About Deeds.” We also discussed private land claims, and spent a good amount of time walking through the Bureau of Land Management General Land Office website (BLM GLO) [by the by, when I'm typing quickly, my fingers sometimes type the M before the L; so, if I inadvertently write BML, I'm still talking about the Bureau of Land Management :-) ]

After lunch, guest instructor Angela McGhie  taught us all about Land Entry Files, and the various ways our ancestors acquired and paid for their land. That was probably my favorite part of the day.

My project group, of 6, started work on the case study that we’ll present to the class on Friday. I must admit, 6 strangers getting thrown together to solve a problem we aren’t sure we have the skills to solve yet, is a little frazzling. But, I’m sure we’ll settle into it better tomorrow. Luckily, one of our group has all kinds of leadership qualities and has (to the delight of the rest of us) taken charge of things and is keeping us focused and on track.

For those considering attending the institute next year: BRING SNACKS. Please don’t get me wrong…I’m not a person who eats junk food all day long, but the cafeteria is open very limited hours, and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere on campus to get late night sustenance. Luckily I thought to bring a few protein bars, and tonight I snuck out of dinner with two oranges in my pocket.

For now, it’s back to my homework :-)

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