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Offline Matt R

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Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi guys...

I have had an idea. Whilst researching my family history, I have discovered a wealth of information and since I have always been a bit of a storyteller (true ones I'd like to add!!), I thought I could start a blog, telling my family's story.

I think you will agree that if you put something like this in story format not only does it seem more interesting, but it offers a more personal insight into their lives.

The story centres around my maternal great great grandmother, Mary Ann Owens. I have researched her life now for 2 years and have all the info I need, although I have traced her back to Ireland. Also, her story is one of grit and determination to overcome the cruellest of life's obstacles...I feel compelled to tell her story. Although depressing at times, I reckon there's a few lessons to be learned from her story.

I will add to the story whenever I can, if not every day then certainly within the week, so if you are interested in the story please keep reading. I will post the first part in the next few hours!

My gran asked Mary Ann (her grandmother) about her life in ireland...and the response she got was that she didnt want to talk about it. She said it was "Nothing But Bad Times". For this reason, this is what I am calling this story. Hope to hear from you soon.

Matt from the chatroom.
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Matt

Please do. In my view these stories should be told because they shaped history for our families.

Best wishes

Ann
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:53 GMT (UK) »
ohhh Matt

This sounds really interesting, you got me hooked all ready and i aint read first chapter yet

good luck to ya hun

lou xxxxx
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:57 GMT (UK) »
Interesting title... that's a gr8 start Reaybo.  Looking forward to reading the rest.

JDC
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 18:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Matt!

Your audience awaits you......  :)

Sitting patiently on the mat, legs crossed, all agog  :)
Gaie
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 19:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi  Matt:

Waiting for the story to begin.. 

Anne
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 19:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi Matty

Wonderful idea. Waiting with interest ;D

All the best with it

Cheers

lil
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 20:01 GMT (UK) »




What a very good idea Matt .. !  :D

Just marking my spot .. this is one I'll look forward to reading .. !  :) :)
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Re: Blog: "Nothing But Bad Times"
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 19 November 08 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Just bookmarking  :D :D
Best wishes, Judy :-))


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