Alice Mccall

20 Jul 19
Waldina

Today is the 81st birthday of Natalie Wood. So man films, some of the best ever made: Miracle on 34th Street, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Rebel Without a Cause, The Searchers, Marjorie Morningstar, Splendor in the Grass, The Great Race, and Brainstorm (to name my favorites). The world is a better place that she […]

19 Jul 19
TASTE OF AUSTRALIA

Lucy MacDonald Connolly & Ruoxin Zhou Australia owes the 10.2% growth in its luxury retail industry to Chinese consumers High spenders now seek more unique, creative brands Majority of successful luxury brands work with KOLs to reach their target audience and tell their brand story Image Source: Catwalk at Fashion Week Australia 2019. Xinhuannet, http://www.news.cn […]

18 Jul 19
Ottumwa Post

OTTUMWA – Minnie Marie Breeding, 96, of Ottumwa died at 4:57 p.m. July 17, 2019 at Hospice House. She was born October 3, 1922 in Blakesburg to Clyde and Pearl McCarty Wilson.  She married Harold L. Breeding on April 16, 1945 and he preceded her in death September 13, 1991. Growing up in Blakesburg, Minnie […]

18 Jul 19
whoisolgafrangieh

“He said: the book or me?…Sometimes I miss him when I’m buying a new book.” According to a family legend, I started reading signs on the road none stop with my parents every time we went somewhere-when I was two. I don’t know if I read because I’m curious, or I am curious because I […]

18 Jul 19
Blog

So you have a party coming up and haven’t had time to sort an outfit? A familiar conundrum we can all identify with. Luckily for you, The Volte can help you. We have over 18,000 listings all available to hire ranging from dresses, skirts, tops, pants, jackets to accessories. With so many options to choose […]

16 Jul 19
ALYSSA CAIRO

Sick of the cold and dreaming of that much-needed sunny getaway? Well, Noosa is your destination. A short flight from home, a lively restaurant scene, endless shopping opportunities and perfect weather all year round, it was my chosen destination for some respite from the #dailygrind.

15 Jul 19
WFLA
HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – Haines City officials are trying to match 365 cemetery plots with owners or descendants of owners half a century after the plots were purchased. “It’s possible that they’re still alive but it’s also possible that maybe they had passed on and their families are just unaware that they own these spaces,” City Clerk Linda Bourgeois said. The city will transfer the ownership of the plots to descendants if proof is provided. The vacant plots are in the original section of Forest Hill cemetery on E. Grace Avenue. “I’m a history buff. I like to research and one of my main goals is to find these individuals and or family members so we can make them whole,” said Bourgeois. Forest Hill Cemetery was managed decades ago by a private funeral home, Bourgeois said. The records were handwritten and unclear. They lacked details like full names and contact information. The city took over the cemetery management around the 1970s. A few years ago, they started working on a project to go digital. Information about the plots is now available online. “As we were digitizing, walking it, tightening the records up, that is when we discovered there were a lot of [plots] out here that were vacant and then those vacancies became ‘ok, when were they purchased? Do we have deeds?’” asked Bourgeois. Deeds are nowhere to be found for spaces purchased more than 50 years ago. “We do recognize the handwritten records as if there was a deed on file and then we would take it to the next level and actually produce one for their heirs that come forward,” said Bourgeois. The city has released a list of names and is already receiving calls from owners and/or potential descendants. Plots are eligible for transfer under “presumption of abandonment” if they were purchased in the original section of Forest Hill before Dec. 31, 1968. If you think yourself or a relative purchased one of these plots contact the City Clerk’s Office at (863) 421-3600 ext. 5114 to schedule an appointment. You will need to show proof of relationship to the owner. The following names are the ones listed by the city as owning a plot that is presumed to be abandoned: HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) – The city of Haines City is trying to match 365 cemetery plots with owners or descendants of owners half a century after the plots were purchased. “It’s possible that they’re still alive but it’s also possible that maybe they had passed on and their families are just unaware that they own these spaces,” said Linda Bourgeois, Haines City city clerk. The city will transfer the ownership of the plots to descendants if proof is provided. The vacant plots are in the original section of Forest Hill cemetery on E. Grace Avenue. “I’m a history buff. I like to research and one of my main goals is to find these individuals and or family members so we can make them whole,” said Bourgeois. Forest Hill Cemetery was managed decades ago by a private funeral home, Bourgeois said. The records were handwritten and unclear. They lacked details like full names and contact information. The city took over the cemetery management around the 1970’s. A few years ago, they started working on a project to go digital. Information about the plots are now available online. “As we were digitizing, walking it, tightening the records up, that is when we discovered there were a lot of [plots] out here that were vacant and then those vacancies became ‘ok, when were they purchased? Do we have deeds?’” asked Bourgeois. Deeds are nowhere to be found for spaces purchased more than 50 years ago. “We do recognize the handwritten records as if there was a deed on file and then we would take it to the next level and actually produce one for their heirs that come forward,” said Bourgeois. The city has released a list of names and is already receiving calls from owners and/or potential descendents. Plots are eligible for transfer, under “presumption of abandonment” if they were purchased in the original section of Forest Hill before December 31, 1968. If you think yourself or a relative purchased one of these plots contact the City Clerk’s Office at (863) 421-3600 ext. 5114 to schedule an appointment. You will need to show proof of relationship to owner. The following names are the ones listed by the city as owning a plot that is presumed to be abandoned: Adams, Edwin Ruthven Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 5; Space; 1 Adams, Sarah B. Forest Hill Original Block S; Lot 5; Space(s); 3, 7 and 8 Alderman, Orville Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 21; Space; 7 Allen, Adella Ann Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 14; Space; 1 Angle, J. F. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 4; Space(s); 1 and 2 Angle, J. F. Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 4; Space(s); 1 and 2 Arnold, Mrs. Roy L. Sr. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 26; Space; 4 Auld, H. S. Forest Hill Original Block T; Lot 15; Space; 4 Bailey, Cecil Guy Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 5; Space; 2 Bailey, R. N. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 26; Space(s); 1 &2 & Ina Fae Lane or H. C. Dean Baxter, Hattie L. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 2; Space(s); 1, 3 &4 Benson, Frank F. Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 17; Space; 2 Boline, Carl Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 19; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 &4 Bolster, Everett A. Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 32; Space; 4 820 Maury Rd. Orlando, FL32822 Bowen, Mrs. T. M. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 22; Space(s); 1 & 4 Braxton, Jay J. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 7; Space(s); 1 and 4 Bryant, W. H Forest Hill Original Block C; Lot 22; Space; 3 Byrnes, Mrs. Mary Delores Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 19; Space; 4 Carlton, J. M. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 21; Space(s); 1, 2 &5 Chaffin, Dorothy Ann Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 7; Space(s); 1 and 4 Chaffin, E. E. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 13; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8 c/o James Edmonston Clark, Horace G. Forest Hill Original Block U; Lot 16; Space; 5 Cline, Mittie W. Forest Hill Original Block DD; Lot 1; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 &4 Coger, Raymond Lloyd Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 17; Space; 5 Collins, Delbert Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 12; Space(s); 2 &6 Consoer, Viola Forest Hill Original Block Z; Lot 4; Space(s); 3 and 4 Cook, James T. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 4; Space(s); 5 and 6 Cook, Jimmie Lou Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 3; Space(s); 3 and 4 Cooley, J. W. Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot 26; Space(s); 2, 3 &4 Craft, Marie Davis Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 16; Space(s); 1, 2 and 3 P.O. Box 516 Haines City, FL33844 Crawford, William T Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 26; Space(s); 1, 4, 7 & 8 & Pearl Lamar Cromartie, Bob Forest Hill Original Block FF; Lot 21; Space; 1 Cromer, R. L. Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot 8; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, &4 Crosby, C. C. Forest Hill Original Block I; Lot 15; Space; 3 Daniels, J. S. Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 15; Space(s); 1 &4 Daugherty, Myrtle Stearns Forest Hill Original Block S; Lot 8; Space(s); 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 Davis, A. S. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 10; Space(s); 2 Davis, Alice M. Forest Hill Original Block EE; Lot 20; Space(s); 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 Davis, Bruce Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 18; Space(s); 3 & 4 Day, George Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 6; Space(s); 2, 3 & 4 Day, Irene Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 4, Space; 7 Dean, H. C. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 23; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, & 4 Dixon, J. S. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 8; Space; 1 1305 Moss St. Haines City, FL 33844 Douglas, Athie T. Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot 18; Space(s); 1 & 2 Douglas, Grace J. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 14; Space(s); 1, 2 and 4 Duke, Mrs. Othy L Forest Hill Original Block; E Lot 20; Space; 2 Dyson, Ellie Greer Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 4; Space(s); 7 and 8 Elliott, Bertie & Fred Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 5; Space(s); 1 and 2 Elliott, Ralph C. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 11; Space(s); 3 and 4 Elliott, Raymond & Veona Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 5; Space; 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Freeman, T. F. Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 24; Space(s); 2, 3 and 4 Freese, Earl Forest Hill Original Block C; Lot 6; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 Gabel, L. A. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 21; Space; 7 Garton, Clarence G. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 19; Space(s); 1 and 4 Graham, Frank Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 27; Space(s); 3 and 4 Griner, Hilton Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 20; Space(s); 7 and 8 Grono, George Lemuel Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 20; Space; 1 Hardesty, Mychel Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot 20; Space; 7 Hargrove, Mrs. Allen S. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 14; Space(s); 2, 3, and 4 Hartzog, Mrs. C. M. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 9; Space(s); 3 and 4 Hayes, Cecile Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 14; Space; 4 Helton, Charles Andrew Forest Hill Original Block B; Lot 7; Space; 2 Hilliard, H. A. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 5; Space; 6 Hines, Bronzie Forest Hill Original Block I; Lot 7; Space; 1 Holden, Mrs. Thomas Holden Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 18; Space(s); 1 and 4 Humber, Mrs. Edith Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 15; Space; 3 Hunter, Mrs. M. E. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 12; Space; 1, 2 Hutchison, Daniel Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 26; Space(s); 1 and 3 Hutchison, I. I. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 25; Space; 4 Jackson, William M. Forest Hill Original Block B; Lot 11; Space(s); 2 and 3 Jacobs, Florence I. Forest Hill Original Block M; Lot 15; Space; 1 and 4 Jarvis, Mrs, Paul H. Forest Hill Original Block U; Lot 6; Space; 4 Jarvis, Mrs. Paul Forest Hill Original Block S; Lot 6; Space; 4 Johnson, C. L. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 18; Space(s); 1 and 2 Johnson, Joe L. Forest Hill Original Block S; Lot 4; Space(s); 3, 4, 7 and 8 Johnson, Maxine Forest Hill Original Block FF; Lot 19; Space(s); 7 and 8 Johnson, Minnie Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 14; Space(s); 2, 3 and 4 Jones, Mrs. Daisy J. Forest Hill Original Block R; Lot 31; Space; 1 Keagle, Roy E. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 5; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Keagle, Roy E. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 6; Space(s); 1 and 4 Kearce, B. H. Forest Hill Original Block A; Lot 27; Space(s); 3 and 4 Kenworthy, E. B. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 21; Space; 2 King, Mrs. George Jr. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 21; Space; 1 Kingham, Miss. Fern Forest Hill Original Block EE; Lot 4; Space(s); 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 Kipp, Alvin, L Forest Hill Original Block R; Lot 11; Space; 1 Kirksey, Alma Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 9; Space; 5 Knight, G. H. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 8; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 LaFoley, Frank Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 22; Space(s); 1, 2, and 3 LaMunyon, Belle Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 9; Space(s); 2, 3 and 4 Lane, Dave Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 19; Space(s); 2 and 4 Langston, George D. Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 14; Space(s); 1 and 4 Lashley, Mrs. Florence Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 24; Space(s); 2 and 3 1005 India Avenue Haines City, FL33844 LaTour, Louis Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 6; Space(s); 2 and 4 Levan , Homer C. Forest Hill Original Block B; Lot 23; Space(s); 1, 3, and 4 Lewis, George W. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 14; Space(s); 1 and 2 Lindsey, S. Forest Hill Original Block M; Lot 2; Space(s); 1 and 4 Little, W. S. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 15; Space(s); 2, 3, and 4 Lock, J. C. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 11; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, and 4 Locke, Esther Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 11; Space(s); 3 and 4 Manley, J. F. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 14; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, and 4 Martin, C. J. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 13; Space; 3 Martin, Florrie Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 8; Space(s); 3 and 4 Rt. 2 Moss St Haines City, FL 33844 McCall, Polly Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 22; Space; 3 McClain, R. D. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 15; Space(s); 2, 3, and 4 McClain, R. S. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 18; Space(s); 1, 2 and 4 McIver, M. S. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 1; Space(s); 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 McKeown, Mrs. Hugh J. Forest Hill Original Block X; Lot 22; Space(s); 1, 2 & 4, 5, 6, 8 Miller, J. T. Forest Hill Original Block DD; Lot 11; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 Moore, John L. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 2; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 or Marquardt, A. H. Moore, Mrs. Cadelza Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 16; Space; 7 Moore, W. H. Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 7; Space(s); 1, 2 and 4 Morrell, William G. Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 16; Space(s); 3 and 4 Murphy, W. B. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 24; Space(s); 7 and 8 Nelson, Alma Forest Hill Original Block U; Lot 21; Space; 8 Nelson, C. E. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 12; Space(s); 1 and 2 Nichols, Caroline Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 13; Space(s); 3 and 4 O’Dell, William C. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 10; Space(s); 1 and 4 Oliver, H. F. Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 9; Space(s); 2, 3, and 4 Owens, Elsie Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot, 20; Space; 3 103 W. 8th St. Winter Haven, FL 33880 Palmer, Mrs. A. T. Forest Hill Original Block N; Lot 22; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 Passmore, Francis Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 15; Space; 4 Perry, George D. Forest Hill Original Block DD; Lot 19; Space; 4 Perry, George D. Forest Hill Original Block DD; Lot 20; Space(s); 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 8 Phelps, Mrs. Charles Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 3; Space; 3 Pinner, Lemule Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 20; Space(s); 5, 7, and 8 Poe, Maude L. Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 25; Space(s); 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 Pollock, Mrs. J. A. Forest Hill Original Block BB; Lot 9; Space(s); 3 and 4 Powell, R. C. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 2; Space(s); 2, 3, and 4 Purvis, Thomas E. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 11; Space; 1 Roberts, Albert Forest Hill Original Block I; Lot 2; Space; 3 Robertson, Elsie Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 16; Space(s); 1, 2 and 3 Robinson, Earl L. Forest Hill Original Block DD; Lot 5; Space;1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Rolf, A. B. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 26; Space; 4 Russ, Lizzie S. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 26; Space(s); 1, 3 and 4 Sample, Dora M. Forest Hill Original Block EE; Lot 12; Space; 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Sanderson, Mrs. William J. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 1; Space(s); 4, 5, 6 and 7 Shaw, Clinton Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 12; Space(s); 5 and 6 Sheffield, J. P. Forest Hill Original Block T; Lot 13; Space(s); 3 and 4 Shick, Mildred Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 11; Space(s); 2 and 2 Shively, Sylvia or William H. Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 25; Space(s); 1 and 2 515 Ave. N. SE Winter Haven, FL33880 Smart, R. S. Forest Hill Original Block M; Lot 16; Space(s); 3 and 4 Smith, Carl T. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 17; Space(s); 1 and 2 Smith, Harvey H. Mrs. Forest Hill Original Block D; Lot 26; Space(s); 1 and 2 Smith, J. A. Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 3; Space(s); 1, 2, 3 and 4 Smith, S. M. Forest Hill Original Block I; Lot 4; Space(s); 1 and 2 Smith, Stanley C. Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 50; Space(s); 1. 2 and 3 P.O. Box 403 Haines City, FL33488 Somers, Ed Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 25; Space(s); 1 and 4 Speer, George William Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 22; Space; 2 Strauss, Ann Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 13; Space; 6 Taylor, Hauset Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 16; Space; 4 Thomas, Delphia W. Forest Hill Original Block O; Lot 23; Space; 1 and 2 Thompson, Leon Forest Hill Original Block Q; Lot 14; Space; 1 Rt. 1 Box 119 Haines City, FL33844 Thompson, M. B. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 8; Space(s); 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Tibke, Lydia M. Forest Hill Original Block L; Lot 12; Space; 3 Towers, Sam Forest Hill Original Block R; Lot 15; Space; 1 Tyner, J. S. Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 16; Space; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, &8 Wagner, Mrs. L Forest Hill Original Block G; Lot 7; Space(s); 2 and 3 Wagner, Paul or Kathryn Forest Hill Original Block M; Lot 10; Space; 1 and 4 S. 2nd St. Haines City, FL 33844 Walker, C. B. Forest Hill Original Block F; Lot 9; Space; 7 West, Evvie B. Forest Hill Original Block M; Lot 9; Space(s); 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 Whitston, A. J. Forest Hill Original Block E; Lot 27; Space(s); 1, 2, 3, and 4 Wilkinson, Lydia Forest Hill Original Block P; Lot 15; Space; 3 228 N. 13th St. Haines City, FL33884 Wilson, Marion Forest Hill Original Block J; Lot 16; Space(s); 3 and 4 Winkler, Mr. Shirley Forest Hill Original Block Y; Lot 21; Space(s); 3 and 4 Witcher, Millard F. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 12; Space; 6 Young, Carl C. Forest Hill Original Block K; Lot 20; Space(s); 1, 2 and 5 Zolkos, A. Forest Hill Original Block H; Lot 8; Space(s); 5 and 6
15 Jul 19
The Sun
FIFTY years after last seeing each other, Alice Jones had never given up hope of her little brother Sammy again – who she only met once but had never forgotten. And the 61-year-old’s determination paid off this week, as she was shockingly re-united with not just the brother she had searched for, but two others, on ITV’s Long Lost Family. Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help a woman track down her younger brother on tonight’s Long Lost Family Alice, who has lived in Peckham, South London, for her whole life, explained that she last saw her missing brother when she was just 12 years old, but had never stopped thinking of him. Due to a messy family life – having been the product of an affair between a married man and woman that together came to England from Jamaica – there was no way for the grandmother to track him down. “My parents were both from Jamaica, they had come here for a better life,” Alice explains of her parents, who were some of the first Caribbean migrants to enter the UK in 1954. “They did not know each other in Jamaica but they met on the boat. They were both married but not to each other. I think they had an affair and that I was the product of that affair.” Alice was reunited with brothers Sam (left) and John (right) on the show Nonetheless, Alice and her parents settled down together in London where they lived happily as a family for 18 months before her mum and dad’s spouses arrived in the UK. Unable to stay together as a family, Alice was taken to live with her father and step mother – where she admits she had a ‘nice, happy childhood’ until she turned 12. She was sent to live with her birth mother Emily in Catford, London, for a week because of her ‘misbehaving’ and ‘rebellious’ attitude – and there she met her brother for the first time. “I walked through the front door and I expected my birth mother to love me, but she was very cold and very stern – there was no connection between us,” says Alice. “But there was this little boy there. He was introduced to me as my younger brother Sam – his smile made me feel happy and there was an instant bond between us. [quote credit=”Alice Jones”] I didn’t know that I had a little brother. It was a surprise and a shock. His name was Sam – we spent a week together, and then I never saw him again. [/quote]   “I didn’t know that I had a little brother [before that] – it was a total surprise and a shock. We spent a week together and then I never saw Sam again.” When Alice returned home to her dad, all contact was cut off with her birth mother, but she insists: “I never ever forgot about Sam. I tried to find him. I’d want to know if we had that connection again.” But the team at Long Lost Family track down Alice’s mother through birth records – and while she died in 1983, they do find her son Sam alive and well, living five miles away from his half sister in Catford. “I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister,” Sam explains to Nicky Campbell. “And we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.” Davina McCall had the privilege of telling Alice they had found her brother and more Sam reveals that Alice’s mother ‘never talked about her again’ after she left, and that as she was quite strict – playing ‘both mum and dad’ when Sam’s father passed in 1967 – you weren’t to question her. And while he admits he doesn’t clearly remember Alice visiting, he imparts good news to the team that his sister also has two older brothers, John and Richard. Sam and John admit they are ready to ‘meet their sister’ when they meet with Nicky, smiling as they gaze at Alice’s photograph – while Richard remains off-camera, preferring to keep the reunion private. Discovering she has not one but three brothers to meet, Alice is in total shock as Davina hands over a photograph of two of her brothers, as well as a hand-written letter from them. [quote credit=”Sam Richards, Alice’s younger brother”]I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister’, but we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh, what’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.[/quote] “I knew there was going to be twists and turns but I can’t believe it,” she laughs, as it is revealed her brother John lives minutes away. “This world is big but it’s so small. I can’t believe what I’m hearing.” While the grandmother is hurt to find out her birth mother ‘didn’t talk about’ her or seem to ‘care’ or ‘want’ her, she admits finding her brothers ‘very much compensates’ for the pain. One week after acknowledging they would like to meet, the three siblings head to a pub in Peckham for their emotional reunion. “I didn’t think this was ever going to happen,” Alice says as she nervously approaches the pub. “It’s a very important day. I’ve been wondering about my brother and now I’ve found him – and a second one.” [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As she walks into the bar, the three immediately embrace as the grandmother fights back tears – telling Sam and John to ‘never let her go’ as she shakes from the excitement. “I just can’t believe that I’ve met my brothers,” she admits. “It’s a happy day. [It shows] anything is possible – you just need to grab it and embrace it.” With Sam agreeing, holding her hand: “The remaining time we have got, we’re going to make it good.” Long Lost Family airs tonight at 9pm on ITV1. [bc_video video_id=”6056844834001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Half-sisters meet their birth mother ​years after she gave them up as babies on Long Lost Family”]
15 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
FIFTY years after last seeing each other, Alice Jones had never given up hope of her little brother Sammy again – who she only met once but had never forgotten. And the 61-year-old’s determination paid off this week, as she was shockingly re-united with not just the brother she had searched for, but two others, on ITV’s Long Lost Family. Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help a woman track down her younger brother on tonight’s Long Lost Family Alice, who has lived in Peckham, South London, for her whole life, explained that she last saw her missing brother when she was just 12 years old, but had never stopped thinking of him. Due to a messy family life – having been the product of an affair between a married man and woman that together came to England from Jamaica – there was no way for the grandmother to track him down. “My parents were both from Jamaica, they had come here for a better life,” Alice explains of her parents, who were some of the first Caribbean migrants to enter the UK in 1954. “They did not know each other in Jamaica but they met on the boat. They were both married but not to each other. I think they had an affair and that I was the product of that affair.” Alice was reunited with brothers Sam (left) and John (right) on the show Nonetheless, Alice and her parents settled down together in London where they lived happily as a family for 18 months before her mum and dad’s spouses arrived in the UK. Unable to stay together as a family, Alice was taken to live with her father and step mother – where she admits she had a ‘nice, happy childhood’ until she turned 12. She was sent to live with her birth mother Emily in Catford, London, for a week because of her ‘misbehaving’ and ‘rebellious’ attitude – and there she met her brother for the first time. “I walked through the front door and I expected my birth mother to love me, but she was very cold and very stern – there was no connection between us,” says Alice. “But there was this little boy there. He was introduced to me as my younger brother Sam – his smile made me feel happy and there was an instant bond between us. [quote credit=”Alice Jones”] I didn’t know that I had a little brother. It was a surprise and a shock. His name was Sam – we spent a week together, and then I never saw him again. [/quote]   “I didn’t know that I had a little brother [before that] – it was a total surprise and a shock. We spent a week together and then I never saw Sam again.” When Alice returned home to her dad, all contact was cut off with her birth mother, but she insists: “I never ever forgot about Sam. I tried to find him. I’d want to know if we had that connection again.” But the team at Long Lost Family track down Alice’s mother through birth records – and while she died in 1983, they do find her son Sam alive and well, living five miles away from his half sister in Catford. “I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister,” Sam explains to Nicky Campbell. “And we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.” Davina McCall had the privilege of telling Alice they had found her brother and more Sam reveals that Alice’s mother ‘never talked about her again’ after she left, and that as she was quite strict – playing ‘both mum and dad’ when Sam’s father passed in 1967 – you weren’t to question her. And while he admits he doesn’t clearly remember Alice visiting, he imparts good news to the team that his sister also has two older brothers, John and Richard. Sam and John admit they are ready to ‘meet their sister’ when they meet with Nicky, smiling as they gaze at Alice’s photograph – while Richard remains off-camera, preferring to keep the reunion private. Discovering she has not one but three brothers to meet, Alice is in total shock as Davina hands over a photograph of two of her brothers, as well as a hand-written letter from them. [quote credit=”Sam Richards, Alice’s younger brother”]I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister’, but we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh, what’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.[/quote] “I knew there was going to be twists and turns but I can’t believe it,” she laughs, as it is revealed her brother John lives minutes away. “This world is big but it’s so small. I can’t believe what I’m hearing.” While the grandmother is hurt to find out her birth mother ‘didn’t talk about’ her or seem to ‘care’ or ‘want’ her, she admits finding her brothers ‘very much compensates’ for the pain. One week after acknowledging they would like to meet, the three siblings head to a pub in Peckham for their emotional reunion. “I didn’t think this was ever going to happen,” Alice says as she nervously approaches the pub. “It’s a very important day. I’ve been wondering about my brother and now I’ve found him – and a second one.” [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As she walks into the bar, the three immediately embrace as the grandmother fights back tears – telling Sam and John to ‘never let her go’ as she shakes from the excitement. “I just can’t believe that I’ve met my brothers,” she admits. “It’s a happy day. [It shows] anything is possible – you just need to grab it and embrace it.” With Sam agreeing, holding her hand: “The remaining time we have got, we’re going to make it good.” Long Lost Family airs tonight at 9pm on ITV1. [bc_video video_id=”6056844834001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Half-sisters meet their birth mother ​years after she gave them up as babies on Long Lost Family”]
15 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
FIFTY years after last seeing each other, Alice Jones had never given up hope of her little brother Sammy again – who she only met once but had never forgotten. And the 61-year-old’s determination paid off this week, as she was shockingly re-united with not just the brother she had searched for, but two others, on ITV’s Long Lost Family. Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell help a woman track down her younger brother on tonight’s Long Lost Family Alice, who has lived in Peckham, South London, for her whole life, explained that she last saw her missing brother when she was just 12 years old, but had never stopped thinking of him. Due to a messy family life – having been the product of an affair between a married man and woman that together came to England from Jamaica – there was no way for the grandmother to track him down. “My parents were both from Jamaica, they had come here for a better life,” Alice explains of her parents, who were some of the first Caribbean migrants to enter the UK in 1954. “They did not know each other in Jamaica but they met on the boat. They were both married but not to each other. I think they had an affair and that I was the product of that affair.” Alice was reunited with brothers Sam (left) and John (right) on the show Nonetheless, Alice and her parents settled down together in London where they lived happily as a family for 18 months before her mum and dad’s spouses arrived in the UK. Unable to stay together as a family, Alice was taken to live with her father and step mother – where she admits she had a ‘nice, happy childhood’ until she turned 12. She was sent to live with her birth mother Emily in Catford, London, for a week because of her ‘misbehaving’ and ‘rebellious’ attitude – and there she met her brother for the first time. “I walked through the front door and I expected my birth mother to love me, but she was very cold and very stern – there was no connection between us,” says Alice. “But there was this little boy there. He was introduced to me as my younger brother Sam – his smile made me feel happy and there was an instant bond between us. [quote credit=”Alice Jones”] I didn’t know that I had a little brother. It was a surprise and a shock. His name was Sam – we spent a week together, and then I never saw him again. [/quote]   “I didn’t know that I had a little brother [before that] – it was a total surprise and a shock. We spent a week together and then I never saw Sam again.” When Alice returned home to her dad, all contact was cut off with her birth mother, but she insists: “I never ever forgot about Sam. I tried to find him. I’d want to know if we had that connection again.” But the team at Long Lost Family track down Alice’s mother through birth records – and while she died in 1983, they do find her son Sam alive and well, living five miles away from his half sister in Catford. “I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister,” Sam explains to Nicky Campbell. “And we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.” Davina McCall had the privilege of telling Alice they had found her brother and more Sam reveals that Alice’s mother ‘never talked about her again’ after she left, and that as she was quite strict – playing ‘both mum and dad’ when Sam’s father passed in 1967 – you weren’t to question her. And while he admits he doesn’t clearly remember Alice visiting, he imparts good news to the team that his sister also has two older brothers, John and Richard. Sam and John admit they are ready to ‘meet their sister’ when they meet with Nicky, smiling as they gaze at Alice’s photograph – while Richard remains off-camera, preferring to keep the reunion private. Discovering she has not one but three brothers to meet, Alice is in total shock as Davina hands over a photograph of two of her brothers, as well as a hand-written letter from them. [quote credit=”Sam Richards, Alice’s younger brother”]I remember the knock on the door and my mum saying, ‘it’s your sister’, but we couldn’t exactly go, ‘oh, what’ or ask for details. There were no questions asked.[/quote] “I knew there was going to be twists and turns but I can’t believe it,” she laughs, as it is revealed her brother John lives minutes away. “This world is big but it’s so small. I can’t believe what I’m hearing.” While the grandmother is hurt to find out her birth mother ‘didn’t talk about’ her or seem to ‘care’ or ‘want’ her, she admits finding her brothers ‘very much compensates’ for the pain. One week after acknowledging they would like to meet, the three siblings head to a pub in Peckham for their emotional reunion. “I didn’t think this was ever going to happen,” Alice says as she nervously approaches the pub. “It’s a very important day. I’ve been wondering about my brother and now I’ve found him – and a second one.” [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] As she walks into the bar, the three immediately embrace as the grandmother fights back tears – telling Sam and John to ‘never let her go’ as she shakes from the excitement. “I just can’t believe that I’ve met my brothers,” she admits. “It’s a happy day. [It shows] anything is possible – you just need to grab it and embrace it.” With Sam agreeing, holding her hand: “The remaining time we have got, we’re going to make it good.” Long Lost Family airs tonight at 9pm on ITV1. [bc_video video_id=”6056844834001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Half-sisters meet their birth mother ​years after she gave them up as babies on Long Lost Family”]
12 Jul 19
Watford Harriers Latest News

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11 Jul 19
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08 Jul 19
Ouachita Parish History Tidbits

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07 Jul 19
Gaming the Past

Historical Video Games  China: Mao’s Legacy, Steam blurb: “Year 1976, the stormy Cultural revolution has died down, hard times of hongweibing and public critics are coming to an end. Old and sick Mao Zedong will soon leave China to his comrades from CPC. The Cold War is coming into a new phase… Crusader Kings, Iron […]