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nlroberts1961

12,8 cm Kanone 43 L/55 in blueprints only

11 Oct 2019
11:55:55pm
Image Not Found10/10/2019 my husbands mom passed away at 92 after suffering from a number of aliments though she finally was done in by a spinal injury suffered in a fall because she would not quit wandering about. Kudos to her. She always hated being in a care home but due to severe alzheimer's it was all that could be done. She was postmistress of the O'Donnell's post office in Newfoundland until its closure in 1969. Before her management it had been run by her sisters Marian and Sadie dating back to when it was the Mussel Pond office, closed in the 1930's according to what the catalogs say. According to the folks who lived there it never closed. In the background you see Colinet island, home of another rare post office, Regina, later Regina Ville. This was one of her favorite songs (+ danny boy). I tried to post the link but it defies me. copy and paste irish Descendants - let me fish off cape st marys



May you always dance, Theresa and Paddy Hanlon


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12 Oct 2019
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Nancy, my condolences to you and your husband's family.

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nlroberts1961

12,8 cm Kanone 43 L/55 in blueprints only

12 Oct 2019
01:30:05am
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many thanks Happy michael: you are a gentleman

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Sally

12 Oct 2019
08:09:09am
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Sorry for your loss.

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12 Oct 2019
08:42:03am
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Lost my mom last year - always leaves a big permanent hole in your life.



I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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12 Oct 2019
08:47:24am
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Beautiful Tribute !!!
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12 Oct 2019
01:58:35pm
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I am sorry, Nancy. Reading your piece leads me to believe she lived life on her terms throughout and likely left only because she was ready to do so. Still, for those of us left behind, it's not always easy.

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nlroberts1961

12,8 cm Kanone 43 L/55 in blueprints only

11 Oct 2019
11:55:55pm

Image Not Found10/10/2019 my husbands mom passed away at 92 after suffering from a number of aliments though she finally was done in by a spinal injury suffered in a fall because she would not quit wandering about. Kudos to her. She always hated being in a care home but due to severe alzheimer's it was all that could be done. She was postmistress of the O'Donnell's post office in Newfoundland until its closure in 1969. Before her management it had been run by her sisters Marian and Sadie dating back to when it was the Mussel Pond office, closed in the 1930's according to what the catalogs say. According to the folks who lived there it never closed. In the background you see Colinet island, home of another rare post office, Regina, later Regina Ville. This was one of her favorite songs (+ danny boy). I tried to post the link but it defies me. copy and paste irish Descendants - let me fish off cape st marys



May you always dance, Theresa and Paddy Hanlon


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re: Passing of a postmistress

Nancy, my condolences to you and your husband's family.

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nlroberts1961

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12 Oct 2019
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many thanks Happy michael: you are a gentleman

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12 Oct 2019
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Lost my mom last year - always leaves a big permanent hole in your life.



I am sorry to hear of your loss.

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2010ccg

12 Oct 2019
08:47:24am

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Beautiful Tribute !!!
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12 Oct 2019
01:58:35pm

re: Passing of a postmistress

I am sorry, Nancy. Reading your piece leads me to believe she lived life on her terms throughout and likely left only because she was ready to do so. Still, for those of us left behind, it's not always easy.

David

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13 Oct 2019
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