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Manny’s birthday book – November 28

November 28, 2011

Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for ChildrenMy grandmother, who I called Manny, had a birthday book.  I’m posting the entries throughout the year, as they appear.

From Manny’s Birthday Book:  November 28 – Jack Philips

This is Obadiah,

Who walks on the sand;

And carries a pail,

in his little hands.

After searching the WA BDM indexes, AIF records and the National Archives, I am still unable to locate Jack Philips.  I have wondered if the birthday book belonged to Manny’s mother as a child before it belonged to Manny.  I suspect Jack Philips may have entered his name in the book in the 1890s, possibly in New South  Wales.

If you think you know who Jack Philips was, please contact me and let me know.

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