I don’t remember why I have named this photo with Thanks for rekindling the passion. Or was it someone else?
Old pictures are a treasure trove of information about our ancestors. This one has even more... a date.
15 June, 1934.
People in the U.S. were living in peace and the Great Depression was almost 5 years-old. I think Steve Myers shared that photo and many more like these.
Here the caption in the back said Lady?
I found out who she was!
By Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash… would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?
Copyright 1996 Linda Ellis
Courtesy Gracie Ann Matisyn
Collection Steve Myers
Alice’s father is Médard Lemaire who changed his name to Medard Myers.
Sometimes we only have headstones to remember our ancestors. Sometimes we are lucky to have an old picture like this one of Médard.
If you want to know more about Alice who is in front of her father, write a comment. If you want to know more about this family, do likewise.
Isn’t Alice a cute little girl?
No idea what the D. stands for in Alice D. Myers.
But I know where her last name originate.
Posting once a week and only about How I found your ancestors might be harder than I first thought.
Our roots are deeper than we think.
Medard Myers’ family
Medard Myers is a direct descendant of René Hébert.
So is little Germaine Lagasse.
Germaine’s mother, Alice D. Myers, is the little girl in front of her father Medard N. Myers.
She was as such a descendant of René Hébert, and she probably never learned about her Acadian roots.
For more on Acadian House, click here.
In the past, there have been several articles written about the Acadians, who for a time resided in Guilford, Connecticut, but none of them have answered the question–“What are their names?”
That information can be answered, at least in part, but first; a little history is in order.
Britain had won Nova Scotia from the French in 1713, so when the residents of Grand Pre woke up on the morning of September 5, 1755, they were curious about the British ships in Minas bay, but were not alarmed. After all, they were French people who had lived there since the beginning of the 17th Century, and for the last 42 years under British rule. It was true that they had never sworn allegiance to Britain, not wanting to bear arms against their own countrymen, but they had lived there as neutrals, not firing upon the British, either. The British called this land “Nova Scotia” (New Scotland), but the French called the land and the surrounding land L’Acadie, or Acadia–the Indian name meaning–the fertile soil.
Do you want to play a little game of History Detectives with this group picture…?
Are you sure you want to do this?
This could last all year you know…
Collection Jason West
It’s always a great help when you have captions to go along with pictures. Some, if not most, don’t have any, and you have to find a way to find who’s who sometimes like this picture of Exeurie Myers, Julien Myers’ brother with an old lady we knew nothing about a few weeks ago.
Collection Jason West
Who is the old lady?
Going back to the group picture, I am sure it will be easy to identify Exurie’ son Arthur and his wife Rose Alma La Rose in the group picture.
But who is the lady in these pictures?
At first I thought it was Rose Myers, Exeurie’s sister.
Well guess again when you take a good look at this!
Sophranie Beaugrand dit Champagne and Exeurie Myers
Collection Jason West
Are you still sure we should play Who’s Who with the group picture of the 50th wedding anniversary of Urgel Boisjolie and Rosalie LaRose?
This could last all year you know, because Jason has sent some cards for me to look at.
Am I going to find all these people’s ancestors on this group picture and all their descendants?
But I will put their names on this blog so someone might find them and write a comment or fill out this form to contact me in the future.
What about this picture?
Why are all these people smiling?
Well most are smiling…
Next time we will play a little game of History Detectives…
Jason is not putting any pressure.
You can trust me, he is not.
Except Jason talked about the obituary card of Louis Lagasse, husband of Rose Myers who I think is the old lady beside Exeurie Myers.
Rose and Exeurie were siblings.
This makes sense.
Why would he asked the next door neighbor to have her picture taken with him. But then it could be his second wife… or Irene’s grandmother.
It could be anyone related to Irene. But I would bet the old lady is Rose Myers.
I never did write that much about Rose Myers except about her grandson Harvey Louis Lagasse, a bombardier on a B-24 in the U.S. Airforce during WW II.
You know how much I like WW II and airplanes.
You now know how precious is my great-grandaunt Rose Myers.
I usually get excited when I see old pictures, but last winter here in Quebec had a dampening effect on all this excitement about old pictures.
I am sure all my American distant cousins will understand since they were hit pretty hard also…
Well not those who live in sunny California, or Florida for that matter…
This being said, I want to present you with more picture of Exeurie Myers whose name was in fact François-Xavier Lemaire, Juliens Myers’ brother who had married Agnes Lagaser whose name was in fact Agnès Lagacé, the sister of my great-grandfather Stanislas Lagacé who later became known as Dennis Lagassee.
You should not be.