Broken And Tangled Branches

Do we have a spiritual connection to loved ones from beyond the grave? Do they watch over us? Are we inspired, motivated, or encouraged by them? Is it possible that they have a hand in arranging events? I dare to say, yes!


This is my grandmother Catherine Prenderville Page. She was born on March 4, 1906 in New York, her father John Prenderville was 31, and her mother Catherine Stefham Page was 21. My grandmother had two sons Richard and John between 1923 and 1924. She was murdered May 23, 1933 in Queens, New York. She was 27 years old her son John Page was my father. He was nine. It took me eighty years to find her, my grandmother and her lover George Kennedy were murdered by gangsters. The Ridgewood Times said the murders were never caught. The doorway in the montage is to the apartment building they were living in at the time of their murder. My Grandmother's funeral and burial were paid for by her friends no one in her family attended and she was forgotten.


This is my grandmother Emma Marion Taylor Nolan working for the military. Emma Marian Taylor Nolan was born on November 3, 1900, in Chippewa, Michigan. She had five sons and four daughters with Frederick J. Nolan between 1917 and 1936. She died on May 30, 1987, in Lakewood, California, at the age of 86. She out lived most all of her nine children. I love these photos of my grandmother. She was strong brave beautiful women who spoke her mind and seem to be able to make something out of nothing.