Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Grandma & Grampa Gillespie, with their youngest grandchildren (from their youngest son who married late!).    I'm sitting in Grandma's lap, my sister Leita in the middle, and brother Jake on Grampa's lap.  Jake's birthday is only 2 days after Grampa's, and he's named for him as well.

We're sitting on the porch of their retirement cottage in Deep Cove (North Vancouver BC), named Kil-Kare... which means exactly that!  I used to think it was an Irish place or words, but it's in the category of  'gone-fishin'.  

This photo is in the photo albums that Mom made for us kids years ago, with her typed details on each photo.


Anonymous said...

Good start Celia! Looking forward to an interesting read, even if they become spasmodic over time! But you have us both puzzled with your "Kil-Kare". We understand "It'll do", "Dun-Strife", & "Dun-Workin", but we can't figure this one. D&M

Kathy Reed said...

I'm so happy to see that you have a blog! I'll be following. How lucky are you to have a mother who actually labeled the pictures!

Celia said...

Dave, it's all about killing care... no worries, in other words. And posts will be somewhat random until I get into a rhythm of posting for a purpose! Thanks for looking at my blog. Hugs to you both.

Celia said...

She spent a year gathering photos from relatives and neighbours, getting copies made so that there was overlap of our siblings' photos in each album, and labeling each one on a typewriter. Definitely a major project. It was such a good album, that I did the same for my kids when they were teens. Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!

Jim S said...

Welcome to Geneabloggers.

Regards, Jim
Genealogy Blog at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Well, well... look who is here... ;-)

Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
"Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"
The Heritage Tourist at In-Depth Genealogist:

Celia said...

Thank you, Jim, I very much appreciate your post!

Celia said...

Now, Bill, you knew I'd do it eventually! Thanks for checking it out.


Family, friends, and others - I hope you enjoy these pages about our ancestors and their lives. Genealogy has become somewhat of an obsession, more than a hobby, and definitely a wonderful mystery to dig into and discover. Enjoy my writing, and contact me at celia.winky at gmail dot com if you have anything to add to the stories. ... Celia Lewis