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Click to comment or view a larger image   Queen's Park and War of 1812

A visit to Queen's Park with Newfoundland connection in the war of 1812.

I am an Ontarian, with deep family roots that dates back to the late 1820s, to the original settlers of Simcoe county, and whose ancestor defended Upper
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Rodney Lee



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Click to comment or view a larger image   Queen's Park and War of 1812

A visit to Queen's Park with Newfoundland connection in the war of 1812.

I am an Ontarian, with deep family roots that date back to the late 1820s, to the original settlers of Simcoe county, and whose ancestor defended Upper
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Rodney Lee



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Honorary Newfoundlander
Dear Downhome,

Just wanted to drop a note to say how much I enjoy your magazine. I am not from Newfoundland, I am actually a native BCer. My best friend of 36 years is from Gander and after all these years I feel as if I know Newfoundland. She made me an honorary "Newfie," Screeched me in, kissed the cod, and I received an official pin of the Newfoundland flag! My husband and I hope to travel across Canada when we retire and Newfoundland is high on the priority list.

Thanks for a great magazine and thanks, Newfoundland, for my BFF and lots of other friends.

Sincerely,

Janine Archambault

Janine Archambault
Genelle, BC

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Tobins of Witless Bay
My sister and I have been researching our family history since the beginning of the summer. We have found out we are descendants of the Tobins of Witless Bay. Our great, great, great grandparents were Laurence Tobin and Elinor Denny, who married in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1802 and then moved and settled in Witless Bay, NL. The family line goes there from their son Nicholas Tobin and Mary Walle, then to Nicholas's son -
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Edith Mercer
Grand Falls Windsor, NL

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Rose Lavinia Powell: 1922 to 2012
Rose recently passed away. She was a dedicated reader born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland on August 21, 1922 to Andrew and Ethel Gillard. In 1948 she married Jack Hillier but Jack passed away in 1951. In 1954 she moved to Toronto and married Gerry Powell. Rose enjoyed life and will be missed.
Darlene Strickland
New Brunswick

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Hey Newfie
After reading "The N Word" just had to tell you of my experience with it. I was born in St.Johns but grew up in the States- now in PA. Two years ago when I set up my e-mail address "Newfie10" was the first name to come to mind. My sister said "I can't believe you chose that name." I was not aware of ot being considered a derogatory term by Newfoundlanders. Since using "Newfie10" I
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Rhonda Stenhouse
Upper Darby, Pa.USA

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Remembering the Hindenburg
Re the article in the September issue of Downhome: We were staying with my grandparents during that summer of 1936. Grandfather Power went into the house when he saw the Hindenburg over Jerseyside, Placentia. She came across Mount Pleasant over the water, beach and the spruce trees across the dirt road, and then descended over the yard between the chicken coop/shed and the house. She was stationary, about 40 feet up. I could see the pilot looking down. I believe she was charting the coastline and spying. After a while she climbed higher and proceeded toward Freshwater and Argentia area before disappearing from sight.
Lorraine Hynes Louanis
Reading, Massachusetts

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