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From: "Heather Schenck" <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLAY] Re Authors Knight & Lomas
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 21:42:07 -0400
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Celia,

Bring warm clothes, it is cold here.
Heather, Ontario
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From: "celiageary" <>
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Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [SCT-ISLAY] Re Authors Knight & Lomas


> I am interested in my genealogy but I also like reading historical books
and
> finding out through them what life was like in the days when my ancestors
> actually walked those rutted roads in Islay. I read the Histoy books but I
> also read many historical novels, preferably those with a Scottish
> backround. I read a really good one some time ago, which unfortunately I
> can't remember the full name of but it had "Oatmeal" in the title.
Although
> it was written as a novel, you had to think outside the square as it was
> told by a grandson, about his grandfather's story of his emigration from
> Islay to Prince Edward Is. in the early 1800's and then his life there,
and
> his eventual migration across Canada to an island near Vancouver. We need
to
> know what was happening in our ancestors lives so that we can understand
why
> they did emigrate, and how they coped in an unknown environment. That
should
> put some flesh on the bones of the genealogy.
> I am going off line until October as I am going to Canada to see my son.
> Happy hunting everyone. Celia.
>
>
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