Events

I was fortunate to have knee replacement surgery last June which certainly slowed me down. March 1 the second knee operation is healing slowly. It’s a miracle of modern medicine that such procedures are possible, but a great deal of pain and hard work have to be endured in the process.  I am at last looking forward to walking freely again and hopefully without pain.
Last August I attended the Beauhead Arts Festival in Beausejour  and hope to do so again this summer. As the resident teacher in the  museum school house, I had a great time and met many fine people.
Meeting people is one of my great pleasure and even if my supply of books is going down, I can show and talk about the book and suggest they borrow a copy of “For Elise” from a friend or the library. With 3,000 copies sold there must be a copy for you waiting somewhere. I found one at the Winnipeg Public Library spring book sale.
This fall I plan to participate in the University Women’s Club Christmas Market  and the German Christmas Market.

The digital eBook is still available to download and I also have an audio book. Contact me through: oavveld1903@gmail.com

My fourth and last printing was beautifully done by Friesens. I have reluctantly accepted Percy Criddle as my great grandfather. I removed 3 pages of my thoughts and inserted information about  his life before coming to Canada.

ThOriole signing Moosomin smallerank you letters encourage me to think that someone else, not yet introduced to my great-grandmother, may appreciate her story. And so, I will continue to respond to invitations. Contact me and we’ll have a conversation.

Contact me: oavveld1903@gmail.com

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Archivists Stockach 2015 Highlights from Overseas

Visited Stockach, Germany, in June of 2015—home of Elise’s ancestor’s. I presented a book to the archivists who helped me research the Harrer family. “The earliest record of Harrers in Stockach was 1790 and from then on they were often mentioned as making a positive contribution to the community.”

Hadleigh, England, I gave a short presentation at Alabaster Gathering.. Percy’s mother, Mary Ann Alabaster Criddle, was an artist in London. Members of the Alabaster Society have been very supportive, assisting my research and my writing of For Elise. Read more  Alabaster Society