Margaret Beadle

Margaret was my cousin and lived in Bedford, Pennsylvania until her death on February 21, 2013 at the age of 90.  Her obituary is included here, together with a profile written by her daughter for her 90th birthday.

Some years ago, she wanted to write her memoirs and needed some help, so I transcribed her handwritten notes and added some old photographs.

Her Memoirs, largely of her early life up to the end of the Second World War, are presented here.  Two of her essays are also included. Coventrated describes some of her experiences during the Blitz on Coventry, and was written shortly after she moved to Canada. A Turning Point in My Life describes an incident in London after the war and was written after she married in 1968.

Shortly after her 80th birthday, she was invited to give a speech on "Freedom" as part of the July 4th celebration in the town where she lives.

Four of her poems about the war are also included.

The Olympic Runner, Harvest Moon, Jimmy, and September 3, 1939.