On the 1st of each month I write short pieces about things important to executors (what to do when) and on the 15th about items an executor might find (what to do with) or ideas that may be helpful to others (what to do now). I work with clients throughout Toronto, York Region and the surrounding areas.
- Estate Administration in 500 Words … or Not – Part 4
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or So – Part 3
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or More – Part 2
- A Short Story – The Tea Caddy
- Estate Administration in 500 Words or Less
- Can I Wear My Grandfather’s War Medals?
- The Executor’s First Task – It May Not Be What You Think
- Carnival Glass – “Poor Man’s Tiffany”
- Distributions – Watch Your Language!
- Carte de Visites and Cabinet Cards
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Category Archives: Interesting Finds
Coffee came to Europe in the 17th century – first in Italy (Venice – 1629),then England (Oxford and London – 1652). Its arrival was closely followed by tea. Coffee houses served all manner of hot beverages (coffee, tea, chocolate) and … Continue reading
This April Canada is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917), one of the five major battles fought by Canadians during World War I. Before that came the 2nd Ypres (1915), then the Somme (1916); after … Continue reading
The carte de visite (visiting card) is a small, thin albumin print mounted on thick card stock. These photographs were used both as calling cards and as gifts to family and friends. Popular from the late 1850s to the … Continue reading
Jewellery worn specifically in memory of someone who has died has been around for ages. Some of the earliest examples date back to the 14th century. Mourning jewellery hit a peaks during both the U.S. Civil War and through much … Continue reading
This elegant little (47″h x 24″w x 16″d) writing table is mahogany with satinwood string inlays. It still has its original brass knobs, escutcheons and casters. The slender legs are squared and taper down to the casters. Because of the … Continue reading