Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Today, 26 March 2014, my grandfather, William Keir Hood, would have been 100 years old. According to his elder sister, my Aunt Annie, his birth occurred on a was a dark and stormy Thursday night. His family left Cowie and came to America nine years later, under the regulations set by the 1921 Emergency Quota Act.

This picture was taken in 1939. Being a piper and being a Scot were important parts of his identity. And he was finally able to return to the land of his birth in 1969. Happy Birthday Grandpa!

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