Friday, April 13, 2012

Lucky 13th?

Long time readers may recall an earlier mention that Ernest Nevard first set foot on Canadian soil this day (April 13) in 1903. After a long voyage with brother Arthur on the S.S. Lake Manitoba with the rest of the barr-colonists it was probably good to get back on solid ground. A long way from their home in Lexden, Essex, U.K.
The day before , April 12th was Ernest's 25th birthday. A young man setting out on the great homesteading adventure. I only knew him in his later years as he appeared in this photo from 1954 laying the cindercrete blocks for Dad's new barn.


  1. I've never yet had aanything memorable happen to me on Friday the 13th, good OR bad! Guess it was good for Earnest. I guess the date of the picture rules out the little tyke being you!

  2. Don't let the Santa Claus suit fool you Gorges. It is me.


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