ThOriole signing Moosomin smallerankyou 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 printing of 500 books is beautifully done by Friesens. I have finally acknowledged Percy Criddle as my great grandfather inserted three pages with his life and family before coming to Canada.

With this fresh printing I am open to participate in ‘readings’ and book clubs. Contact me and we’ll have a conversation. The SGGEE genealogy event in August, and September bus tour went very well. 

Retired Women Teachers Luncheon: Thursday,  February 27.

The last event before the great shutdown went off  without a hitch. I decided to make the presentation in story form as my teacher used to read from a book for a few minutes after lunch every day. It was fun to present in this way and very well received. I vowed to do it again. But when will that be possible? 

Plans to lead a spring bus tour to the Criddle Vane Park will have to wait.

I have been asked to a book club meeting whenever they are able to get back together.

These successful evening discussions could be held  again. They were stimulated by the book,  For Elise: Unveiling the Forgotten Woman on the Criddle Homestead. 
All are welcome and if interested email:
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