Category Archives: Seattle history

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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Letters of Remembrance

When our mother passed away in 1992, I received two items that were very special to me. One was a carved cedar chest that she had been given at my birth – I already had the one that was given … Continue reading

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