This strange ancestor lived to be 88 years old, and he fathered 17 children. At the time of his death, he had over 280 grandchildren, well when including grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren! What a legacy!
Upon her arrival, Marie toiled alongside her husband and helped care for the sick and tend to their farm. She was also interested in the indigenous people of the area and worked to improve the relationship between the native people and the settlers.
Grabbing the small box and my keys, I plopped down in the rocking chair. Using my house key, I scored along the tape, so I could peel back the layers of paper and unearth the surprise she had sent me.
The determined man’s hard work and dedication became evident in the colony. His medical services, his farming accomplishments, and his relationship with the indigenous people of the area helped the settlement thrive and flourish.
Well I am ready for another writing challenge, and this year I will be following Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Looking forward to discovering more about my family and their tales.
The January Prompts
Week 1 (January 1-7): First ~ Louis Gaston Hébert: Early Settler of Quebec
Week 2 (January 8-14): Challenge ~ Marie Rollet: Pioneer of Quebec
Week 3 (January 15-21): Unusual Name
Week 4 (January 22-28): I’d Like to Meet
Week 5 (January 29-February 4): At the Library
For her parents sake, I hope I’ve created a monster.
This ninety-five-year-old main street theatre was once the venue for Broadway productions, silent films, and burlesques shows. It sits in the center of the village, complete with a marquee, lobby, and balcony.
Just a day or two before Christmas, a duplex on base caught on fire. The family with small children lost everything, including all the Christmas toys. In the spirit of giving, families wanted to help this family, so the little ones would still have Christmas gifts under their tree.