Tag Archives: Bertha Hamblin Boyce

Bertha Goes Whaling 1871

My great-grand-aunt Bertha Hamblin Boyce wrote this in her 96th Year. “Maria, it is almost time for my ship to sail. Are you going with me this time?” That was my father, Capt. John C. Hamblin, speaking to my mother. She had been with him on two voyages, and he hoped she was going with […]

Family Humor

My Great Grandaunt Bert told a skunk joke to my youngest sister and brothers. “There were two skunks; one named In and the other Out. Once their mother said to Out, “Go find In.” Out went out and found In fast. Momma skunk was happy and asked how Out found In so fast. “In Stinks.” […]