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A graveside hello

Just got back from a family history trip to Vancouver Island. I went to three different archives and visited many family members. I digitized photo albums, captured stories, gathered recipes and was given heirlooms. I’m exhausted, but in the best possible way.

I had a chance to say hi to my great-grandfather Peter Inkster at the Cedar Cemetery. As I stood by his grave, a few tears escaped. How grateful I am to know him through his diary and to have travelled to his Shetland beginnings. As I finish up the 2nd edition of Voices from the Past, I feel I have come full circle, and that great-grandpa would be pleased with the results. Just a few more months until republication…

Peter R. Inkster, 1879-1958


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