Grandma and Grandpa Ratcliff

RATCLIFF, Doris Clarice (nee Baker), November 18, 1917 ~ June 17, 2009 – The family announces with both sadness and joy her death at 91 years of age, in the comfort of Fairvern Nursing Home, Huntsville, ON. Sadly missed because she was such a loving and caring wife and mother; joy because she has left … Read more

Harvard, 2009

Harvard establishes chair in gay and lesbian studies Professorship is being billed as a turning point in the prestigious university’s history Harvard University has taken a step towards shrugging off its image as a fusty straight-laced academic institution by endowing America’s first named professorship of sexuality. The chair in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies … Read more

Harvard, 1880

I came across this the other day. It was written by George Pellew, the class poet at Harvard, 1880. We ask but time to drift,We deem it narrow-minded to excel.We call the man fanatic who appliesHis life to one grand purpose till he dies.Enthusiasm sees one side, one fact;We try to see all sides, but … Read more