photo of me at Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ontario


This is the shrine to the Canadian Jesuit Martyrs who were murdered by the Iroquois in their war to destroy the Huron nation in 1649. Although the Jesuits would have considered themselves Frenchmen not Canadians, they are known as the Canadian Jesuit Martyrs.

My late father visited here the day it opened in 1927. He was 8 years old.

A family of pilgrims were taking photos and I asked one to take some photos of me using my camera.

I did the same for him and his family.

William J. Gibson jr. and sr.

photo above in BW is of my late father and me standing in front of a grotto that is behind the Martyrs’ Shrine church, taken around 1980. I see I was wearing jeans then and wearing jeans today. Some things never do change.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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