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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Across the Sea at Christmas


As we celebrate Christmas this year I want to think about those who cannot be with their family for whatever reason and those who are without the 21st century comforts.
The weather in recent days has left many in the UK without power and at risk of flooding. We also hear that others have suffered due to an Ice Storm in parts of the US and Canada.
Christmas day was much calmer we could even see the sun.
There are other reasons why we may not have spent Christmas with our loved ones and the same reasons may have been true for our Ancestors.

I have previously mentioned that my grandfather was in the Merchant Marine. see http://genemeet.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/some-family-connections-to-sea.html








These are images of a book in my possession which details information regarding my grandfather's voyages to the Argentine in the 1920s.
It is also a great source for a physical description of him.
He married in 1924 but as can be seen from the dates he was away from home at Christmas and I am sure he would have been missing his family.

For more information on the Andes below are a few links I have found.

http://www.trains-worldexpresses.com/webships/300/306.htm
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/royalmail.shtml
http://www.timetableimages.com/maritime/images/rml.htm

Please see my post A Letter from Mother at Christmas.
http://genemeet.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-letter-from-mother-at-christmas.html

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