Walking My 2nd Great Grandmother Home, Mary Elizabeth Smith Gibbs

The Great Blue Heron is a large wading bird, common in the wetlands of North America. In folklore the stories are about self-reliance and self-determination. The symbolism signifies determination because we are bound to wade through marshes and ponds through life’s journey, but we must never give up. When it builds a nest, it teamsContinue reading “Walking My 2nd Great Grandmother Home, Mary Elizabeth Smith Gibbs”

Let’s Go Homesteading at Gilpin, Alberta

Friday, May 8, 1903 36 years married today. Sunday May 10, 1903 Charlie and Nettie Estella had their heads together. What were those two scheming, I, Mary Elizabeth Smith Gibbs wondered. As their mother, I knew them well. Charles Hiram was 29, working with his brothers, James Alexander and Lendley, and Nettie’s husband, William inContinue reading “Let’s Go Homesteading at Gilpin, Alberta”

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