Category Archives: genealogy

Asle & Lottie – Dakota Pioneers

It was hot. Really hot. But it was 9:30 in the morning, so I figured it couldn’t be that hot. We had ended up in Valley City, North Dakota, in an unexpected rerouting of our motor home trip. Other than the … Continue reading

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Seattle: Then and Now

This morning I listened to an archive edition of Local Wonder  on KUOW – one of our local public radio stations – and it got me thinking about our Seattle ancestors. The commentator was discussing the original settlers and their … Continue reading

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Halloween, Sauerkraut and Chocolate

Born either on October 30 or 31st, in 1900, our grandma Marie Catherine Munshausen always claimed Halloween as her birthday. As the 9th of 11 children, her parents might or might not have remembered exactly which day it was. Devout Catholics … Continue reading

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Never Know What You’ll Find in Storage Or Welcome to a Treasure Chest of Memories!

I am very fortunate to have two sweet, family oriented sisters. Although neither are as obsessed with family history as me, they are very supportive. My youngest sis found a box that she’d had in storage while out of the … Continue reading

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White Pine Thieves and Family Rascals

It’s the Fourth of July and I’m spending my time researching New England records. Today it’s the elusive Collins clan…just too many of them to easily pin down the right ones in the record deficient period. Fun to look, though, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memories 2015

It has been just 23 years since I last saw my mother. I remember when I saw her last very clearly, as it was a few days after Mother’s Day 1992. She had beaten <we thought> throat and mouth cancer but had … Continue reading

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Death on the Highway

I’ve been horrified and saddened by the recent landslide on our Highway 530 near Oso in Snohomish County, Washington. I’ve driven on that highway a number of times going to places to hike. I learned a few years ago that … Continue reading

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