Scrapbook

Three Generations

My great-grandmother Catherine Honora McCarthy (1876-1941), with her daughter Noreen McGlade (1913-1996), and one of her granddaughters. Credits: Fonts: Coldstyle, Heck Italic; P22 Typewriter; Saltpetre. Typewriter Alphabet keys: HGD by Laurie Ann. All other papers and elements by the Shabby Princess. View…

Ancestry of John Alexander Moran

My father’s family tree. With maple leaf icons for those born in Canada, shamrock icons for those born in Ireland: Credits: All papers and elements from TheShabbyShoppe. Font: Mrs Eaves. View the Family History Scrapbook.

John Lahey the Elder

My 4x great uncle John Lahey the Elder bequeathed the bulk of his property (“one hundred acres of land more or less”) to his younger brother James, my 3x great-grandfather, but set aside two acres of land for the use…

First Communion Photo

My mother’s First Communion, in the town of Perth, Co. Lanark, Ontario. Click thumbnail preview to see larger image: Credits: Rosary: my own scan. All other papers and elements from The Shabby Shoppe. Fonts: Learning Curve and Maple Leaf Rag.…

Fashion Victims of the 1970s

A visit to Aunt Nell at the House of Providence in Kingston, Ontario. Click thumbnail to see larger image: Credits: All papers and elements from The Shabby Shoppe. Fonts: Pink Martini BV; Shimmer BV; VTBulletin. Software: Corel Photo Shop Pro…

Convent Girl/Elvis Fan

By day an innocent schoolgirl at Notre Dame Convent, by night a shrieking Elvis fan… When Elvis Presley played Ottawa on 3 April 1957, my mother was there (and was there against the express prohibition of the nuns at Notre Dame).…