Monthly Archives: February 2011

Portsmouth, England- A city with navy and family history

 Portsmouth has long been known as a naval city in England’s South end, but to me, this city has a lot more than naval history.  Portsmouth is my Grandma’s hometown and during World War II she worked here in the Women’s Land Army.  While working, she met a handsome Canadian soldier, fell madly in love, got married and moved to Canada after the war. Then, in the early 1990s she learned she had a younger brother she never knew about. She had been raised by her grandfather as her father took off and her mother wasn’t really around.  Long story short, John and his wife Jean came to visit her in Canada and we all got to know each other. Continue reading

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