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Covid19 has been hard on everyone. While isolated I am writing short stories of my own life for family and friends. They are fun to read and I hope will encourage discussion and even prompt people to write their own memories. Everyone has a story.

At this point, I am triple vaccinated and anxious for this difficult time to be over. Contact me and we’ll have a conversation.

For Elise, the 4th edition, is available at McNally  Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, the Gwen Fox Gallery in Selkirk, and Spruce Woods Provincial Park Gift Shop. Copies in earlier editions are in various libraries and circulating in and out of libraries.

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.

Contact me if interested.

email: 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.

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