Daily Archives: May 3, 2022


My thoughts for today.

A World Apart

“Friendship … is born at the moment when
one man says to another 
“What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” 
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

I have written before about my friendship with blogging friends around the world and in particular, Chris at Bridges Burning with whom I have regular Facetime visits.   In 2017 Chris was researching an ancestor whom she referred to as ‘Orphan Annie’. One day she mentioned that this ancestor had been born in Hackney in the East End of London.  Well, this is where I was born and brought up.  She knew the address of the children’s home into which Annie had been placed by her father after the death of her mother. I offered the help of my sister who lives in the UK and who visits Hackney regularly to meet her family members who still live there.

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