I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season, whatever you celebrate. I’ll be spending some quality time with my family whilst everyone is home for the holiday break. As I post this, preparations for this year’s version of our gingerbread house are well underway. The decorating of the house (or in this year’s case, barn) will begin shortly after lunch on Christmas Eve, and the eating of which begins on Boxing Day.
I wanted to share a piece of my family history today – a postcard sent from Clarence Alfred Cox to his mother, Jane Hart. These silk embroidered postcards were quite popular during WWI, and many were sent back to England from soldiers serving in the French theatre. I feel very lucky that we have several of these in our family collection.
The back reads:
With all love Best Wishes From Clare To Mother Xmas 1916
I hope everyone is able to enjoy time with their family over the next several days, whether it be in person, over the telephone, or via Skype.
Our ancestral line:
- 5. Jane Hart (1861-1962)
- 4. Clarence Alfred Cox (1892-1981)
- 3. My grandmother (living)
- 2. My mother (living)
- 1. Me
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