Nuku’alofa: Tonga and My Grandparents

My brother John, an occasional Guest Author here, posted the following a week ago on Facebook. I thought it would be interesting to share here. He talks about our maternal grandparents and particularly our grandfather, Dr. William Edgar Geil (1865-1925). Our grandfather was the first person of any race or nationality documented to have walked the entire length of the Great Wall of China — … Continue reading Nuku’alofa: Tonga and My Grandparents

My Father’s 105th Birthday

My brother, John, posted a great remembrance today on Facebook marking our father’s 105th birthday. He’s allowed me to share it here. Today would be my father’s 105th birthday. He died in 1998 at the age of 83. August 22, 1915, was a Sunday. World War I was in full cry but I cannot find any other events of historical interest on that day. There … Continue reading My Father’s 105th Birthday

Remembering Mom

My brother, John, posted a short beautiful remembrance of our mother this afternoon on Facebook. She died thirteen years ago today. It was Saturday morning, January 6, 2007. She was 89 years old. I couldn’t say it better than John did. May Her Soul… Today is the thirteenth anniversary of my mother’s death. Getting older is a trial because some events seem so very distant … Continue reading Remembering Mom