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England: Nan’s birth home

My Nan grew up in Wellingborough, England. Last week I got to see her childhood home, and today we went to her birth home in order to shoot a short little video. (Nan’s brother, Uncle Raymond, jokingly claims she was … Continue reading

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England: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and boats

Sunday began bright and early: we had to catch a train from Wellingborough into London for the day.

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England: Visiting villages in Northamptonshire

Wow, what a day! Andrew and Toni took Nan and me around to a number of villages in Northamptonshire with family connections. The first stop was Brafield on the Green. At the church we found a lady who had just … Continue reading

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England: Trip to the coast

Today Uncle Raymond drove us northwest from Finedon up to the seaside town of Hunstanton. I was excited to see the coast when he had offered to take us. The sea is a powerful image in Tolkien’s mythology, along with … Continue reading

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England: Oxford

Today we took a trip to Oxford. I had asked about the possibility of going, mostly because of my interest in Tolkien and the Inklings. The company included myself, my mom, my uncle Raymond, his son-in-law Andrew, and Andrew’s daughter … Continue reading

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England: The Embankment

I am visiting England for one week with my mother and grandmother. My grandmother, whom I call “Nan,” was born and raised in England before leaving as a young woman to marry an American (my “Papa”).

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