Tuesday, 9 September 2014

At My Father's Knee: Chronicles of a Buckhorn Pioneer Family

"The author has imbued this book with magic charms, creating it associate fearless voyage through a typically diverting, typically horrific, perpetually fascinating, strange lost world, virtually too fantastic to be real, and inhabited with as several fascinating characters as Alice in Wonderland." ~ Bob Anthony, author of Novus Mirabilis

"This book was born from the stories my father told Maine and my journey of growing up during a freer time. i noticed from a young age however lucky I had been to possess exposure to such a varied expertise and that i wished my kids to grasp these folks once my dada and that i were gone. solid your memory back and revel in." ~ Janet Clarkson (nee Hall)

Janet Clarkson (nee Hall) was born, in step with one among her dad's songs, "at home someday after they were all away." The year was 1943. She attended a one-room faculty wherever there have been at the most effective of times thirteen youngsters. Janet married Pete Clarkson and that they have raised 2 kids, been a region of six grandchildren's lives, and area unit currently enjoying 3 great-grandchildren. perpetually associate bourgeois, in 1960, she and Pete opened Bay facet dress shop & gallery that remains in operation. Six years agone, Janet entered native politics and is presently the politician of Trent Lakes. She loves travel, her family and life generally.

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Monday, 18 February 2013

At My Father’s Knee’:

Orangeism and Cultural Learning in Northern Ireland

This paper highlights the construction of contemporary political ideologies and discourses within Orangeism and in considers how these have been used to position individuals and the organisation in relation to political and cultural reactions to events in Ireland. The Orange Order is a large and complex voluntary, communal organisation. 

While it once claimed a membership of up to 120,000 (one in three of all Protestant males in Northern Ireland) the current strength of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland (GOLI) is estimated at somewhere around forty thousand members. Nonetheless, for many Protestants the Order continues to offer a central focus for social life, and although its political and religious importance has declined in recent years it still retains an important influence in those areas, and as an expression of political identity.

In so doing it draws directly upon public iconography (especially its parading tradition), declarations and texts produced by the Orange Order (mainly taken from the monthly publication, Orange Standard) and on material drawn from interviews with members draw from the largest survey ever undertaken. 
This paper further focuses on patterns of socialisation in the maintenance of the Orange tradition, which reinforce, and in turn are reinforced by strong self-perpetuating political frames and discourses within Orangeism. It considers how these have been used to position the organisation, through political and cultural reactions to recent events in Ireland. In so doing it draws directly upon public declarations and texts produced by the Orange Order and those carried in its monthly publication, the Orange Standard and utilises material drawn from interviews with members. 

Beyond this, we identify several, sometimes overlapping, discourses of ‘Britishness’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Loyalty’ that give it political expression and explore membership of the Orange Order as a marker of ethnic identity and belonging and within the organization.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


A father (or dad) is defined as a male parent or Individual progenitor of human offspring. The adjective "paternal" refers to a father and comparatively to "maternal" for a mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund "fathering". Fathers determine the gender of their child through a sperm cell which either contains an X chromosome (female), or Y chromosome (male).