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  • Dirty Elva's Molasses Cookies | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    “Dirty” Elva’s Molasses Cookies

    My Nana and her sisters were excellent chefs and bakers. They hailed from the East Coast and could wow anyone with their hearty meals and delicious desserts. In my infinite wisdom of preserving these family recipes,…

  • "Old Man Russia" lived by McVicar Creek... however this Port Arthur Man was not Russian... | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy History

    Old Man Russian down at McVicar Creek

    The other day my dad told me a story about “Old Man Russian”, who lived on Elgin Street – just a few properties down from Maudslay Court. His lengthy backyard sloped towards McVicar’s Creek, it was…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Nurse Brenda - My Favourite Aunty Brenda Story | Alex Inspired
    Genealogy

    Nurse Brenda

    Today marks a significant anniversary of our Aunt Brenda’s passing, after battling an extremely extensive illness. I feel it appropriate to share my favourite Aunt Brenda story today. I am reminded of her every time I…