|"The Mater" -- Mrs. Eliazbeth McIndoe Davison
and her sons, Frederick (L) and Walter (R)
|Young Margaret Gibb
In 1910, Walter became engaged to Margaret Gibb, the young woman you see at the right -- my maternal Grandma Davison -- and they married in September, 1912. I don't remember much about her either, as she died when I was three, but Mom told me I used to spend quite a bit of time in her room, on her bed, with her teaching me my colours. Margaret was a lively young woman, born sixth, I believe, in a family of seven children -- four boys and three girls. When my dear H and I were engaged, I was given her diamond solitaire for my engagement ring, and her wedding band -- a wide one -- for H's wedding band, which I treasure.
|Mom and I, York Beach, ME, ca 1955
|Nina and I, York Beach, ME, ca 1955
When I was studying at McGill University in Montreal (1969-1974), Nina became a second mother to me, as mine lived 50 miles away, and had taken to spending part of each winter in Florida. She even met my husband-to-be before Mom did, and gave her 'two thumbs up!' in approval.
|Mom and I out for pie and ice cream,
Bragg Creek, Alberta, 1997
In the photo at right, which I'm using as my Facebook 'Profile Pic' today, we are gearing up for a mid-afternoon dessert of pie and ice cream at a wonderful rustic restaurant in a little town near Calgary. Nina was with us again to share in the fun.
To the women of my Maternal Line on this Mother's Day, I'll sum up my thoughts this way: