It Was Nothing!

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iUniverse, Apr 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
This is a charming story of a young Canadian woman who meets her future husband while he was attempting to start a fire, not in her heart at the time, but simply while camping. Innocent in life and unaware of the magic that rubbing two sticks together would bring follow her story that begins when a 16 year old girl comes across General Norman Smith and three fifths of the five dependants.

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Editors CommentsFamily Biographies 2 Phylliss Early Years
Three Acres and Six Dependents
World War II
Connecticut Saga
Miscellaneous Articles from the 50s forward
Personal Letters within the Family
Celebration of Life
Phyllis the Philanthropist

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Phyllis Muriel Smith Phyllis - born September 5, 1918 in Tessier, Saskaskcewan, Canada to Martin James and Ida Lee Oxley. Martin was a grain buyer and Ida Lee, a school teacher. Her parents were estranged for most of their marriage. Phyllis, and her brother Ken, one year older, moved along with their mother to Providence to live with their benevolent Uncle David. She married Norman in June 1937. They lived in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania until 1950 when they moved to northeast Connecticut to be close to their aging mothers who lived near by in Rhode Island. As an American citizen, she was naturalized in 1962. Phyllis resided in the "Quiet Corner" until 2007 when she relocated to the Charleston, SC area. A courageous cancer survivor, she died in Hospice on July 7, 2009, age 90. The details of her eventful life in this compilatin of many documents, written by, to and about her.

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