Author Archives: Jon

Our English Tea Tradition

It’s half past five on a winter’s morning. I’ve been awake since before five. Must be time for a cuppa, I think. I slowly rise, put on some clothes and stumble into the kitchen where I fill the kettle. My tea made, I take the tray into what used to be our family room and […]

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What’s in a Name?

I suppose all families have members who, for one reason or another, are not fond of their names. In our nuclear family, I guess I was the first one to do something about it. And thereby, as they say, hangs a tale.

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Betty Rutherford

Betty Rutherford was born in the London suburb of Carshalton, Surrey, June 17, 1919 to Ernest Rutherford and Dora Danks. Ernest was captivated by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian government advertisements for settling the Canadian west. In 1912, he arranged to work for the Bank of Montreal in Canada. He returned in the […]

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