Advent Calendar is a daily blogging prompt from www.geneabloggers.com to encourage writers to relate their family stories and memories.Prompt: December 15 - Holiday Happenings. Often times December to mid-January birthdays get overshadowed by the Christmas/New Year holidays. So shine a spotlight on those family members and ancestors with birthdays and/or anniversaries in your family tree.
December 4th 2008 - the birthday of our little granddaughter Naimh Maria who has brought such pleasure to our lives.
December 24th 1897 - the birthday of my great aunt Jennie, only daughter, after 8 surviving sons, of James Danson and Maria Rawcliffe. See A Feisty Female
Maria, Annie & Jennie
14th January 1905 - the birthday of my mother's cousin Annie Maria Danson. Sadly Annie's mother died a year later aged only 21 and Annie made her home with her grandmother Maria and aunt Jennie who was only 7 years her senior. Further tragedy followed when Annie's father John Danson died in 1917 aged 38, leaving her an orphan.
January 15th 1859 - the birthday of my great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe who is the cornerstone of my family history writing.