Author Archives: Jenny MacKay

About Jenny MacKay

Just a person who is looking forward to retirement and enjoying the golden years!

Week 43: School Holidays

Can you remember how exciting it was waiting for the school holidays to start? One of my earliest memories is of my time at Ogilvie School and the end of the school year. Advertisements

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Week 42: An Autobiography using Video

There’s a lot to be said about recording your family history for your children and grandchildren to listen to in years to come. I have been really grateful to hear the voices in the recordings I have of my grandmother … Continue reading

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Week 41: Interviews

Have you ever been interviewed on the radio or on TV? How exciting would it be to find a video or a radio interview of one of your ancestors? Well, for this week’s blog challenge, I wanted to share with … Continue reading

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Week 40: Teddy Bears Picnic

In 1980, Bob and I went to our first Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Mumby Farm where my parents lived in Northampton, Western Australia and we continued to go every year for the next 20 years until Dad (Charlie Cripps) passed … Continue reading

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Week 39: Who has been Doodling in the Parish Register?

July 1992, Twenty-five years ago, just about to the day, I had written to the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas in Galway, Ireland searching for information on my maternal grandmother’s family the Caddy’s. We had been told they were from … Continue reading

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Week 38: 100 Show Days

This year, 9 September 2017, was the 100th Northampton Show. When I was growing up on Mumby Farm and attended Ogilvie Primary School, the show was a day that everyone looked forward to.

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