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Sympathy Gift Ideas that are more than Flowers

Sympathy Gifts

What are sympathy gifts? It’s normal to see people helpless, and experiencing tough days ahead, especially when they are dealing with the loss of a loved one. You want to help them out and support them emotionally, but you don’t know how to do that. That’s a worrying feeling all together. Sympathy gifts are thoughtful …

Our Celebration of Saint Patricks Day

Saint Patricks

For many, the celebration of Saint Patricks Day is an occasion to enjoy a dark beer or two, or make some claim to Irish heritage. For our family, Saint Patrick’s Day marks another special occasion, Nana McLeod’s birthday. Myrtle McLeod was born Myrtle Cain, in a small town just north of Auckland, New Zealand. She …

Remembering over 100 years on Ellis Harrison

Ellis Harrison

Remembering over 100 years on, Private Ellis Harrison, who was a simple farm boy, born in Taranaki New Zealand and was sadly killed on 1st October 1916. His first day on the front. He was only 22 years old. Since July 2014, remembrance ceremonies have been taking place all around the world, to mark 100 …