• The Perfect Classic Fall Playlist - Featuring Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and More > Alex Inspired
    Holidays

    Classic Fall Playlist

    Apparently Fall is here. Yay!? I’m still on the fence because of the nice weather *knock on wood*, however I’ve put together a few classy favourites you can play from September to October. Heck, this…

  • Old American Passport - 1919
    Genealogy History

    Passport Application Particulars

    I stumbled upon a treasure trove of Passport Applications from FamilySearch.org. So many Passport Application Particulars! Sadly, all of these applications are American – apparently the Government of Canada didn’t keep copies of passport applications or…

  • The Court Street Ridge, Port Arthur
    History

    Vanished from the Ridge

    Court Street has a very interesting and long history. It was one of the first streets developed in Port Arthur, with stately homes and sprawling properties. Van Horn Street was actually considered the end…

  • Coco Chanel was a Nazi | Alex Inspired
    History

    Admiring the Despicable – Coco Chanel

    I find it extremely interesting when women (specifically), post or pin “inspirational” quotes and photos of women who I find utterly loathsome. Exhibit A. My biggest irritants are Coco Chanel quotes and admiration for this…

  • Glenna Golden's Recipe Box | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    Secret Recipes, or just Secrets?

    Today would have been our Nana, Glenna Golden’s 97th Birthday. Nana was a pretty funny chick. Here’s a photo where she’s falling out of a hammock, and it’s hilarious. Or maybe it’s just hilarious to…

  • Kathern McKinnon's Michigan State College Employee Record | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    It’s Kathern, not Catherine.

    There are three Catherine Goldens in our family. That’s right, three. Great Grandmamma Catherine Golden I (nee McKinnon) Who favoured the pet name, “Kitty” and enjoyed her Sargon. Aunt Catherine Golden II Granddaughter of Catherine…