Monday, June 9, 2014

A Long Overdue Return...

It has been so long since I posted here, I'm almost at a loss to know where to resume.

If you stop by this page occasionally, you know that my sister, Betsy, lost her battle with cancer in February.  More accurately, she won the battle, but lost the war: She was beating the cancer, but her liver couldn't keep up the fight and failed.

Still, in the past year or more, we spent some marvelous times together, and I've just awakened from a unsettling but pleasant dream about her.  It's a beautiful, cool morning here in Florida, with birds chirping and the sun lazily rising.  Armed with cup of hot coffee, it seems a perfect time to resume work with the dear friend I never met, George Mills.

First, let me apologize for not getting this on-line sooner:

Tammy Gordon has left a new comment on your post "Theodore Thomas Goodland, Master Mariner":

Hi There, me again Susan Goodland is my granny, she remembers living in Sunoaks, salthill chichester. Ive been trying to find it on google maps but it doesn't seem o register that sunoaks is a suburb, do you think it may have been a house/cottage name rather than street or suburb. 
Capt. Goodland's 1929 telephone listing at Sunoaks.

Also the house depicted in the article is a google maps street view for what address is this? the only photo I have of granny is on her wedding day in england :)

Thanks a bunch

Tam :) 

 I've contacted Tammy, and I hope to hear back soon.  Meanwhile, I'll try to get to some extremely interesting messages I've received over the past months.  Stay tuned, and thank you all for your patience...


  1. Hi Sam
    Sorry to hear about your sister.
    Regarding George Mills, I have been promised a look at an image of him which has been found in Budleigh Croquet Club archives. Hope to photo it and send you a copy.
    Best wishes

  2. Hi Sam. I'm sorry to hear about your sister Betsy.
    I do hope you will be posting more here. Wishing you the best.

  3. That's good news. I think that I was the only person who actually met George Mills. Try
    Barry aka Keith's mum etc