November 22, 2017

Mayflower Rose and Izannah Walker!

Emma Fashions a Mayflower Rose Tussie Mussie in Remembrance of the Pilgrims!
Cool autumnal weather brings out the best in the Mayflower David Austin Rose.



The Mayflower rose makes a delightful long lasting bouquet with an old fashioned rose fragrance.


A couple of weeks ago Emma spied the very last rose of the season. Along with some rose geranium leaves and some late lavender that she had gathered before, she decided to make a Mayflower Rose tussie mussie. Emma remembers all of my Pilgrim ancestors whilst she fashions the Mayflower tussie mussie!


Emma loves the fragrance of the old fashioned Mayflower Rose!


Emma is a doll inspired by the old Izannah Walker dolls.
September 25th, 2017 would have been Izannah Walker's 200th birhday.
Izannah Walker is a distant cousin of mine through my Gaskill family of early New England.
Also, Izannah Walker lived in New England and her Walker ancestors lived very near where my Walker ancestors came from.


The David Austin Mayflower Rose is named after the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620.

I descend from Mayflower passengers Myles Standish, George Soule, Stephen Hopkins and his daughter Constance, Edward Fuller and his wife, Peter Brown, John Howland, John Tilley, his wife Joan (Hurst) Tilley and their daughter Elizabeth, Richard Warren and am researching Isaac Allerton, his wife Mary (Norris) Allerton and their daughter Mary, two different lines to Francis Cooke and another line to Stephen Hopkins with his wife Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins.


Little Tillie Tinkham, the seamstress mouse for the dolls at Corgyncombe, is a descendant of the Brown mouse family who came on the Mayflower. Mayflower passenger Peter Brown's daughter Mary Brown Mouse married into the Tinkham mouse family.


Emma places her tussie mussie in a spot where all can enjoy its loveliness!
Such simple elegance!



Outside, the roses are now bundled up for winter and we all look forward to fragrant and lovely spring blooms!


Happy Thanksgiving
to our Dear Readers!


Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant and from our web site and our previous postings elsewhere on the internet.
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November 11, 2017

Remembrances on Veterans Day

Hoping the War Will Be Over Soon So We Can See Each Other Again...
The brother pictured above died whilst in the service.
He was only 19 and had a special sweetheart at home who he planned to marry.
In a letter to one of his brothers in the service he wrote that he was hoping the war would be over soon so that all the brothers could see each other again.


In his last letter home he wrote of his love for his family.
Also in the photograph above is one of the Western Union Telegrams sent when he died.
Sally Ann said that at the funeral there was not a dry eye in the church.
Her brother's favorite hymns were played at the service on the organ.
The older two brothers were unable to attend the funeral as one was in Panama and the other in Africa.


Uncle's Service Photo Album, Fort Andrews, Boston Harbor, Mass. The photograph is of him leaving home after his last leave.


Uncle with his Grandmum (his Father's Mum)
His Grandmum's ancestors in the Scott, Keyes, and Adams families served in the Revolutionary War.


Sally Ann, sad to see her brother leaving to go back to Fort Andrews.


Uncle and his Sweetheart


Sally Ann's baby brother, wearing his aviator hat, posed atop the mailbox in front of the family home. The family mailbox where news from home was sent and news from the three brothers in the service was eagerly watched and waited for.


Letters sent home by the three brothers.


Sally Ann's three older brothers and her father played for dances and special occasions.
The three brothers above all served during World War II.
The brother in the middle is the brother pictured at the top of this post, the one who died in the service.

Sally Ann and her brothers had numerous direct ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War, on both their Mother and Father's side of the family.


Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant and from our web site and our previous postings elsewhere on the internet.

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October 25, 2017

Corgyncombe Farmers' Market!

Nanny Nettie-Kin Loads Her Wagon and Readies for the Market!
Nanny Nettie-Kin readies her wagon for the Corgyncombe Farmers' Market.



Nanny Nettie-Kin and her wagon have arrived for the Corgyncombe Farmers' Market.
Hitty Delight, the most recent Hitty to come to Corgyncombe, accompanies Nanny.
What a lovely autumnal glow and wonderful day for the Corgyncombe Farmers' Market!


Corgyncombe Acorn Squash




Corgyncombe Broccoli




Corgyncombe carrots being readied for canning.




Corgyncombe cabbage and beans.



Corgyncombe Pumpkins




Corgyncombe cabbage

Hitty Delight helps Nanny Nettie-Kin unload the wagon.





Nanny Nettie-Kin's display at the
Corgyncombe Farmers' Market.
A jug of Corgyncombe maple syrup is up atop the display.

Corgyncombe Potatoes and Tomatoes




Corgyncombe onions


A lovely Autumnal display on our way to ancestral lands in Vermont.


"My Summer in a Garden" by Charles Dudley Warner is interesting and humorous to read during the weeks of vegetable gardening season. A quote from the book: "There is life in the ground; it goes into the seeds; and it also, when it is stirred up, goes into the man who stirs it. The hot sun on his back as he bends to his shovel or hoe, or contemplatively rakes the warm and fragrant loam, is better than much medicine." On the book is a Corgyncombe potato blossom.


Lovely Hitty Delight carries the basket of buttons used by the dolls as currency.
I oft' times carry a basket instead of a purse myself.
Tasha Tudor had the children use buttons to buy goods for their dolls and animals and Sparrow Post to deliver mail. The currency for the dolls at Corgyncombe is buttons, as well!


Corgyncombe Vegetables

Corgyncombe canned carrots.






Corgyncombe Butt'ry


The large golden dollhouse,
Pumpkin House,
an old New England House.


Nanny Nettie-Kin and the Little Dolls of Pumpkin House
bringing the harvest in to the hall of their Old New England House.
Many hands make light work.


And Tillie Tinkham, the seamstress mouse for the dolls at Corgyncombe, comes and little paws help, too.

 
The squash are stored in the hall of Pumpkin House,
which also serves as Nanny Nettie-Kin's Herbary.
Hitty had rushed upstairs with her favorite Pumpkin and hid it under the bed to later make a "Pumpkin Moonshine". Tasha Tudor wrote and illustrated the book "Pumpkin Moonshine" about a little girl who found a special pumpkin to make a pumpkin moonshine.


I acquired the sandstone sink in Connecticut where my ancestors, the Stanclift family, dwelt. In the above photograph I have a colander full of washed carrots from the Corgyncombe Vegetable Garden.
Gravestone carving was a tradition in the Stanclift family. The stone of the gravestones and the Corgyncombe Butt'ry sink are the same reddish brown sandstone. The sink, which was from a very old house in the area the Stanclifts lived, could well have been made by one of the Stanclifts.
Our Stanclift family came from Yorkshire, England in the 1680s.


Nanny Nettie-Kin has had an abundance of squash at her Pumpkin House gardens and decides to make gourd soup.
Above, she is chopping the squash.

The dolls at Corgyncombe and I have many things in common including a love of yellowware, baskets, gardening, and many old fashioned favorite things and old ways.


 Nanny Nettie-Kin cooking her gourd soup on her old cast iron stove, which is called the "Ark".


Nanny Nettie-Kin puts the gourd soup through a sieve.


Nanny Nettie-Kin serves gourd soup.
She went out in her herb garden and found the smallest leaves of sage to put atop the soup.
All the Hittys at Pumpkin House find it to be most delicious!


Some of the photographs and some of the writings on this post are from previous Corgyncombe Courant posts that can be found here on the Corgyncombe Courant and from our web site and our previous postings elsewhere on the internet.

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