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Margaret Tamboline

Family Name: 
Tamboline
Storyteller
Margaret
Tamboline
Years: 
1926 - 1930
1937 - 1945
Addresses: 
Tamboline's No. 1 farm on Tamboline Road
Tamboline's No. 2 farm on Robertson Road
How: 
1926-1930 - Parents (Joe Jr. & Ellen) were farming Robertson Road farm. Family then moved to Vancouver but returned to farm Tamboline Road farm in 1937. Father died in 1947 and we moved to Robertson Road farm until 1945 when we moved to Vancouver after Mr. George Reifel bought farm.
History: 
Grandfather Joseph Tamboline purchased his farm on Tamboline Road in 1885. Also maternal grandfather James Frew purchased his farm at end of Frew Road in 1885.

Peacefulness of country. Meadowlarks. Wild roses in hedgerows. Hay rides. Lots of space and fun we had. Chores too. Pleasure of missing school when road between bridge and Trim Road was flooded. Embarrassment of riding my bicycle into the back of a parked car in Port Guichon & having to walk the rest of the way to school in Ladner.

Life: 
Lived in Vancouver from 1945 to 1950 then lived in Ladner in various locations including Park Lodge. Have been at present location for about 30 years. Worked as a legal secretary for 40 years or more in Ladner, Vancouver and Richmond. Was secretary/treasurer of Ladner United church for many years. Was also organist at Mt. Lehman Presbyterian church for a few years. Had privilege of spending a year in the U.K. in the 1950's & 6 weeks again in 1993.
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David J Blair

Family Name: 
Blair
Storyteller
David
J
Blair
Spouse
Winnifred (Win)
Spouse family: 
Cooper
nee: 
Cooper
Years: 
1946 - 1970
Addresses: 
1946-50
4875 Robertson Road
1950-70
4943 Robertson Road
How: 
My father James (Jim) Frew Blair was born on Westham in 1893 but moved to Lulu Island in 1894. He returned in 1946 when he bought the Philpot farm and brought his family (wife Nellie, daughter Dorothy and myself. I married Win (nee Cooper) in 1950.
History: 
My grandfather, Wm. Blair came to Westham in 1887 to work for James Frew. He married Frew's sister Catherine, their housekeeper in 1892.

Embarrassing & yet proud occasions: The 1054 annual Delta Cow Testing (DHTA) banquet & field day... situation: The chairman asked for introductions by each person introducing the person to their right. George London stood up and introduced me as the "latest proven sire". Sharon had been born just a few days earlier.

Life: 
Westham is a great place to farm and a wonderful place to live because of the neighborliness of the people. I worked for the BC Department of Agriculture for 14 years and then retired to Vancouver Island.
Photos: 
James Frew Blair and family
4835 Robertson Road
Blair barn 1946
4943 Robertson Road in 1970
Blair barn 1970
Dave & Win Blair Sept. 1961
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