On the 16th March 2019 I was fortunate to have a telephone call with John Savage who is my 2nd cousin 1x removed. Our common ancestor is James William Eyre Ransom (born 1852). John grew up with his grandparents Arthur and Maud Savage (nee Ransom) and remembers them very well. My great grandfather Herbert, Maud’s brother died in 1938 whereas Maud died in 1960. John has been able to give me an amazing insight into the life of Arthur and Maud. Here is the first of 3 phone calls we recorded with the aim of preservation of memories.