My grandfather’s birthplace, Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada
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Such meaningful and beautiful words x🐾🐾😻💓
From the heart. It meant a lot to see the place where my grandfather grew up.
Hope he found some.
He ran away from home at 14, worked on a steam boat where he learned engineering and Spanish, was a spy for Roosevelt in the Spanish-American war, and got a job in Arkansas running a electric power plant. He worked for the company for about 20 years. He needed a college degree for the job, lied and said he had one, and was a better engineer than those who HAD been to college. He left my grandmother when the last of their 4 children were out of the house. My mom found where he had been buried in 1956.
How lovely! 🙂
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Especially like the last two lines, they remind me of my dad and great grandfather!
Standing on the shore of the “pond,” where your ancestor once stood is humbling. It must be the human condition to explore.
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