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02 June 2016 @ 09:24 pm
Another twisted limb on the family tree  
Talking with one of my cousins in Melbourne last night - we were swapping stories of places we'd been that featured in our family history, and he mentioned that he'd taken photos of the statue of our grandmother's cousin, in Cardiff Bay. Wait, what? This was news to me! Apparently I am related - in a dim and distant way - to this gentleman. My grandmother was a Morgan but her mother's maiden name is Davies -I tramped over nearly every square inch of Cathays cemetery until I found her grave when I was last there.
My written family tree doesn't go far enough out to the sides, tracing only my direct lineage, so I can't 100% confirm this, but David says his mother has passed the information on to him. I've passed it in turn to our family historian, so she can do some more digging. It's amazing what you can turn up, when you have a bit of information to go on.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Spencer's Journalspencer5460 on June 2nd, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
Very Cool!
miwahnimiwahni on June 4th, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
Sure is! I do need to verify the info though.
Fiorenza_afiorenza_a on June 2nd, 2016 11:55 am (UTC)

Gosh! Like Baldrick, I am descended entirely from turnips, but I'm always fascinated when other people turn out to have such interesting ancestors.

And I've seen 'The Lodger' one of his Hitchcock outings, from memory, the sound version - but I used to watch a lot of silent films...so maybe not.

I have zero musical talent - I very much envy those who do.

Edited at 2016-06-02 11:57 am (UTC)
miwahnimiwahni on June 4th, 2016 05:04 pm (UTC)
I was amazed to find out about this guy - and with him being musical - he's on my father's side. My maternal grandmother was a piano and violin teacher but sadly the musical talent skipped me completely.
Fiorenza_afiorenza_a on June 4th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)

Know that feeling - my great grandmother could apparently play by ear - I'm lucky if can remember to wash mine!

Edited at 2016-06-04 05:56 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Cats DJ Catmiwahni on June 6th, 2016 11:32 am (UTC)
Hee! I can, actually, pick out a tune by ear... and by "pick out" I mean fumble my way through with a few missteps until I have it right. But that's about as far as it goes.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on June 2nd, 2016 11:57 am (UTC)
As a long standing Ivor Novello fan, I'm dead impressed. :D

It also didn't hurt when Jeremy Northam played him in Gosford Park.

Actually, I love Don McLean's cover of And her mother came too:

miwahnimiwahni on June 4th, 2016 05:06 pm (UTC)
I'm almost embarrassed to say that I'd never heard of him until this week! Still need to verify the info, though; it's not official until I can trace it.

Still giggling at Don McLean; I haven't heard that before.
byslantedlight: Doyle kick wheeee (norfolkdumpling)byslantedlight on June 2nd, 2016 12:19 pm (UTC)
I just happened to take a photo of that statue when I was in Cardiff the other week, and thought how handsome it was, and how very cool, largely because it was a statue of someone writing... *g*

2016-05-19 00IvorNovello

I also thought this was a lovely thing to have said about you:
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Little did I know I was eyeing up your once-was past! *g*
miwahnimiwahni on June 4th, 2016 05:06 pm (UTC)
That is amazing! Seriously. I went back through my Cardiff photos, just in case, but didn't have anything, so thank you for that!