Tag Archives: John the Baptist

Seeing Past the Brick Wall

In my 2015 post, A Brick Wall by the Family Tree, I lamented a lack of information about my husband’s maternal aunt, Irene May Hampton. Her line stopped at her 1926 marriage to Ernest Joseph Sheppard, a bachelor, we’re told. … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Wattlebird

As I ate my breakfast, I heard some wattlebirds scrawking outside amongst the bright golden trumpets of the Tecoma bush. I clapped my hands by the glass door to encourage them to take their racket elsewhere. They only flew away to the claret ash and came … Continue reading

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