Thanks for stopping by! Would you like a cup of tea or coffee? And please, sit for a spell. If you enjoy my posts, please feel free to follow me or subscribe to my blog. This is a word verification free, family friendly blog, so everything I share here is for all ages. I am a happily married man in my late sixties who lives on the Wirral peninsula, near Liverpool, in the UK.
I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)
Among the few items of family history interest that Dad possessed was this card. It was a not uncommon practice to provide memorial cards or silk bookmarks as mementos when someone died. But who was Agnes Rothwell? Dad’s sister Agnes Dad’s elder sister was baptised Agnes so it was obviously a family name. Often one would be named after a grandparent and Dad’s father’s mother was born Agnes Thompson before becoming Agnes Edwards when she married Edward Edwards, a fruit merchant. Dad’s dad was born in 1874 so his mother could easily have been born around 1847 which was when Agnes Rothwell was born. Did Edward die before her and did she then re-marry to become Agnes Rothwell?