Column: Ancestors in the Garden

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers:

Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex)

Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin

Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook)

Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst)

Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton)

Title: Ancestors in the Garden

Snippet: I stood in the garden, inhaling the sweet aroma filling the air. I closed my eyes and breathed deeper. The heat from the July sun enhanced the scents of the flowers and for a moment, I was lost in time. My mind wondered to my childhood where I first smelt the fragrance. Roses. The smell came from roses. I didn’t need to see the plant which created the trip down memory lane; I knew it by instinct.

I opened my eyes and looked around. More than a dozen white and yellow shrubs throughout the garden were coming into full bloom. I took a deep breath and savoured the taste again. It was as if I breathed in a fruity treat, the aroma was so warm and delightful.

. . . To read more, pick up one of the above noted newspapers.

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