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Re: Taking Dad home
« Reply #9 on: Monday 30 August 10 19:30 BST (UK) »
We're back now and that's another piece of family history completed. It was lovely weather and we had a group of relatives and friends with us. His boyhood pal chose the exact spot, which was perfect.

Yes, there are lots of Keith links in my family and that's where I've spent the last 6 days, catching up with people, hearing old family tales and seeing the "wee hoosies" in which they raised their enormous broods!

I also went to the farm and the elderly lady still living in it is the widow of the man whose parents took it over from my GGrandfather in 1925.

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« Reply #10 on: Monday 30 August 10 20:01 BST (UK) »
Darwin, I am so pleased for you that everything went more that well and the weather was kind  :) We digressed a bit discussing seagull eggs  ::), to keep the mood light but our thoughts were with you and your family. Was this a first visit for you to those parts of your father's early life?

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« Reply #11 on: Monday 30 August 10 20:21 BST (UK) »
I loved the discussion about seagulls' eggs - it adds a bit to what Dad told me about them. I know he used to take them home and cook them (or give them to his mother to cook).

The last time I was that far north in Scotland was 35 years ago so it was wonderful for me. I have family up there but my parents always did the visits while I was raising my own brood! They've grown up now so I'm keen to visit the Scots family regularly, especially as they are so warm, hospitable and hilariously funny! My sides hurt from laughing! My Dad was very witty too and my Mum misses that - she had a "muckle" dose of it this last week, which was a tonic.  :)
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Re: Taking Dad home
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 22:54 BST (UK) »
Yes its me  :D

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« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 23:03 BST (UK) »
Yes its me  :D

Yes it's her - she's the one who made me laugh so much, just when I needed it. Hi there cousin. ;)

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 23:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Roxi62 - Welcome to RootsChat  :)

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 23:11 BST (UK) »
 ::) hello cous, miss u xx

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Re: Taking Dad home
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 23:14 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I  have just come across this thread.   What a wonderful thing to do.

I guess if my mother hadn't purchased her plot with dad years ago, she probably would have gone home to be buried with her parents and brother in Banff.   There is still one gap on the headstone for a name to be added.  Even though she had lived here in NZ for years, Banff was still her home and always went back every 2nd year.

Cheers
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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 31 August 10 23:15 BST (UK) »
 :-\ Hi xxx