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I am not related that much to these people on this wedding picture.

So why I am writing about them on this blog?

Lovely Rita

Courtesy Carole H.

Frobe Caron and Evelina Couet wedding: 15 May 1922

In the front is Rita Couet, Evelina’s niece (brother Donat’s daughter). Seated are Evelina and Frobe. The back row (l-r) is: Aurore Garant (sister of Evelina) Donat Couet (brother of Evelina) Wilfred Caron (brother of Frobe) Amanda Caron (sister of Frobe)

So why I am writing about them on this blog?

Because Frobe is related, and I love wedding pictures, and I got permission from Carole to write about these people.

I knew all about Frobe Caron’s maternal ancestors since 2009. His mother was Alice Lagasse, the daughter of Pierre Adolphe Lagasse.  I wrote about Pierre Adolphe Lagasse in 2009 on this post. I wrote about Alice Lagasse here in 2012.

Two years in waiting to search for your ancestors…

I have a lot to share if you are related to these people on that wedding picture.

Lovely Rita

Please write…

Gold Star Mothers Day

Pierre Lagacé:

Odna Lagasse Ritchie was one…

She was a Gold Star Mother twice.

William Ritchie and Robert Ritchie

William Ritchie and Robert Ritchie

Originally posted on pacificparatrooper:

Gold Star Mother plaque

Gold Star Mother plaque

The Gold Star Mother’s Club was started after the First War to End All Wars.

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A living serviceman has a blue star on the banner, the deceased troops are assigned the gold star.

Aletta Sullivan

Aletta Sullivan

The single most famous Gold Star Mother (and rightly so…) was Aletta Sullivan, mother of the 5 Sullivan brothers.

Memorial at Yonkers, NY

Memorial at Yonkers, NY

Memorial at Stanton Plaza, Manchester, NH

Memorial at Stanton Plaza, Manchester, NH

The Gold Star Mothers deserved our honor and respect and especially on this day.

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Click on images to enlarge.

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FOR ANYONE WHO OWNS A CELL PHONE!!

*or has a child that does *

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Lovely Rita

Lovely Rita was not a meter maid… not even a bridesmaid.

Lovely Rita

I still have a few other posts in the draft section that I want to publish, but this wedding picture has been on the back burner for quite awhile. I was really burning to post it and share all I know about these people.

Burning since 2012!

I just love wedding pictures.

If you have been reading this blog since 2009 then you know how I love wedding pictures.

This is a kind of a spin-off to How I met your ancestors? In fact this preceeds all that I had found about my close relatives.

This is the wedding of Frobe Caron and Evelina Couet.

Lovely Rita is the little flower girl.
Lovely Rita

Courtesy Carole H.

Lovely Rita must have been very proud to have been chosen as the flower girl. Rita is not a close relative, just by marriage. She’s the daughter of Donat Couet and Mary Lapointe.

Not much about the Couets on the Internet.

For now that is.

Carole is the one who has shared this picture. She has shared a few more since 2012 that I can now show you in the upcoming weeks.

I am not quitting just taking it easy from now on… Redux

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September 15, 2044

I had written this in September 2014…

That was 30 years ago. Time flies doesn’t it.

So I got curious about what I had written some 30 years ago.

I wanted to do this in July.

Look how many posts were published in July…

29!

In August…

37!

I think I should keep the promise I made at the end of June and repair my B-17!

See you then next Monday with more about Harry.

harry-lagasse retouched

Pierre, the repairs on the B-17 are long overdue…

Next time, we travel back in time to see Lovely Rita and find out more about her life.

Lovely Rita

Courtesy Carole H.

Footnote

September 15, 2014

I will be more reasonable from now on.

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A Magical Mystery Tour

These are the lyrics.

“Magical Mystery Tour”

[Roll up! Roll up for the magical mystery tour!
Step right this way!]
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (And that’s an invitation), roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (To make a reservation), roll up for the mystery tour
The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away
Waiting to take you awayRoll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (We’ve got everything you need), roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (Satisfaction guaranteed), roll up for the mystery tour
The magical mystery tour is hoping to take you away
Hoping to take you awayMystery tripAaaah… the magical mystery tour
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (And that’s an invitation), roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (To make a reservation), roll up for the mystery tour
The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away
Coming to take you away
The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away
Dying to take you away, take you today

I never quite understood or paid attention to the lyrics of that song and how it related somewhat to drugs.

I was just looking for a catchy title for this first post about Lovely Rita.

Lovely Rita

Courtesy Carole H.

I guess my mind was just blown away.

Lovely Rita is the flower girl and I know nothing about her except some of her Couet ancestors.

So Roll up! Roll up for the magical mystery tour!

Amanda

Pierre Lagacé:

This post Rosh gives you a pretty good idea of how curious I am and what GOD is all about.

Originally posted on Our Ancestors:

This is Amanda Ménard, the Mother of all your grandmothers or your great-grandmothers.

She is a very important person because you would not be reading this.

Odna Lagasse

When Donna sent this picture two weeks ago I first thought it was Amanda’s daughter Odna, but Donna told me that she was her great-grandmother Amanda.

I won’t argue with Donna. She should know more about her great-grandmother than I do.

But does she?

Amanda Ménard had 11 children.

arbre Amanda Ménard

I know everything about her children and some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Back in 2009, I did not know anything about Amanda Ménard. She had never existed nor did her husband Dennis Lagasse III, my grandfather’s brother.

Later on, Amanda became a name on an obituary full of information on her and her children.

obituary Amanda Ménard

Just like her husband Dennis Lagasse’s obituary who died in 1922.

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Lots of precious information.

My grandfather died in 1964…

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