“You may give them your love but not your thoughts,/ For they have their own thoughts.” Kahlil Gibran
Mike’s mother’s maiden name was Russell – of the shoe making family.
” Has anyone any information about Joseph-Rene’s stay in Stromness in 1851″
“Strange what Lock Down makes us do.”
Fiona Frank gave a heartwarming talk in the Carnegie Room of the Orkney Library and Archive on Thursday 15th of August when she described her journey in tracing her family.
Opening up a Kodak no.3 Camera Box and finding small envelopes of negatives led Orcadian Bruce Gorie on a trail to discover the names of the people in the pictures.
“One afternoon in 2002, I chanced to meet Howie Firth, organiser of Orkney’s Science Festival, in Kirkwall’s Albert Street. He asked if I knew Robert Ermine.”
The Generation Frame : Unique Stories from Ordinary Scots Families. They are extremely keen to reach out to people living in or connected to Orkney in particular.
It’s believed 578 Orcadians died serving in the Great War
I have found myself unexpectedly spending some precious time with my parents. Today’s poem celebrates family.