Thursday, December 29, 2011

Finishes on September 19 2011

Every month a Yahoo group called Monthly Dishcloths post two mystery knit alongs.  I enjoy participating in these although I'm much slower than I want to be.  Blame it on my busy life and my Dreaded To Do List . . . LOL . . . This one has a pattern of a bird on a limb.  Cute, eh?

Many of you already know this but I don't believe I've ever shared this photo.  This is a vintage crochet pattern I found several years ago on the internet.  It is called Queen Anne's Lace.  I started it when I was working at Starwood.  For a while we were allowed to do crafts or crossword puzzles or whatever between calls.  I assume someone in another department complained because one day we were told not to bring our projects to work anymore.  Someone was a party-pooper.  I finished this tablecloth in September 2011.  It took over 2 hours to iron but I am so proud of how it turned out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gordon Miles Matthews 1934-1997

Gordon Miles "Gord" Matthews was born December 12, 1934 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada to Henry Evans "Harry" Matthews (1898-1981) and Pearl Daisy Charlton (1903-1947).

Gordon Miles Matthews (age 22) and living were married June 29, 1957 at Broderick Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

His residence from about 1960 to 1985 was 343 Wellington Street, St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

They had 6 children:
Baby Boy Matthews (abt 1959-abt 1959)
living (1960- )
living (1961- )
living (1963- )
living (1969- )
living (1970- )

Gordon Miles Matthews and living were divorced about 1985.

Gordon Miles Matthews and Laura Kathleen "Kay" Bagnall (1928-2005) were married about 1985.  Kay's first husband was Clarence Bruce ( -1982).  Kay's parents were Wilfred Earl Bagnall (1894-1981) and Mary Louisa Glenn ( -1967).

His residence from 1995 to 2002 was 169 Chestnut Street, St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada according to

Gordon Miles Matthews died February 13, 1997 at the age of 62.  The Funeral was held at the Williams Funeral Home on February 17, 1997 and buried at Elmdale Cemetery, both of St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

I would appreciate your help.  I am looking for stories, photos, documents regarding my father Gordon Miles Matthews.  Please comment on this article or email me privately.  I really appreciate your help with this project.