Events

Covid19 has been hard on everyone. I have written several short stories of my own life for family and friends. At this point, I am double vaccinated and anxious to meet people again. contact me and we’ll have a conversation.

For Elise has been selling at McNally  Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, and Spruce Woods Provincial Park Gift Shop.

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 continue to respond to invitations. How fortunate I am to have the health to travel and meet with such enthusiastic readers. My fourth and last printing is beautifully done by Friesens. I have finally accepted Percy Criddle as my great grandfather and inserted three pages about his life before coming to Canada.

The following evening discussions could be held  again. They were stimulated by the book,  For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. 
If interested email: oavveld1903@gmail.com
Nov 8 @ 7  The Vane family before my research began.
Nov 15 @ 7   The experience of research and writing.
Nov. 22 @ 7  Response to the book by the Criddles, Vanes,  and  Others

See Listing of Past Events

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.  A newly discovered cousin, Roland and Dorothea Harrer hosted us during our visit.

Hadleigh, England, April 2014, 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