Angels Watching Over Me: Chapter1 Part 1

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 17th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/e9kws60b/
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A while back I started publishing my book on wikinut. But I got involved with other projects so I will start from the beginning and this time I will carry through.

Cape Breton Island

The families of Winchester and Kate came to Canada through the underground railroad where their ancestors had escaped from American slavery. Both families made a new life in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Carissa had been told that Nova Scotia
in general welcomed American slaves, but it was Cape Breton Island which had captured the heart of her grandfather, a man who died many years before her own birth. Her grandfather had the choice to live and work on the northern side of the island in the steel mines immediately upon settlement, but it was the beautiful picturesque coast; the smell of the salt air and the wonder of the sea which appealed to his soul. For him the sea personified the idea of total abandonment; it personified freedom.

Winchester and Kate Forbes

They were poor, yet they were happy in 1951. That was the year which was forever embedded in Carissa’s childhood memories and the year her dream actually begun.

Winchester Forbes was a fisherman. He combed the waters of the local lakes as well as the Atlantic Ocean for cod, mackerel, salmon, and lobster. He worked hard to make a living though he felt bad leaving his beloved wife for long periods at a time.

Kate Forbes had a heart problem. She was born with a heart murmur and was sickly all her life. It was a wonder she was able to give him the six wonderful children they had. They were simple country folk. They did not question how life turned out for them. They trusted in God.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground railroad
The families of Winchester and Kate came to Canada through the underground railroad where their ancestors had escaped from American slavery. Both families made a new life in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Carissa had been told that Nova Scotia in general welcomed American slaves, but it was Cape Breton Island which had captured the heart of her grandfather, a man who died many years before her own birth. Her grandfather had the choice to live and work on the northern side of the island in the steel mines immediately upon settlement, but it was the beautiful picturesque coast; the smell of the salt air and the wonder of the sea which appealed to his soul. For him the sea personified the idea of total abandonment; it personified freedom.

All photos taken from the public domain


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Angles Watching Over Me, Book Reviews, Books, Canada, Cape Breton Island, Freedom, Nova Scotia, Underground Railroad

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Carol, thanks for sharing your story. It really is very good. The pictures are amazing.

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author avatar Carol Roach
17th Nov 2015 (#)

yes i am post my book again, you read it before but stopped posting it, now I am determined to finish it here on line

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
17th Nov 2015 (#)

Congratulations on the shiny gold star.

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author avatar Kingwell
30th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing. Good beginning. Blessings.

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