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Tombstone Tuesday ~ Ole T. Westby

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Ole T. Westby's casket and burial. Ole T. was my great grand uncle, brother to my great grandfather Halvor Westby. April 28, 1928, I believe in Washington State.

This is one of the photos I recently scanned from my grandparents two boxes of pictures and documents.
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Happy 74th Birthday !

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Those Places Thursday ~ An Ex-In-Law's House

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This is a picture of one of my ex-sister-in-laws homes. They lived here years ago. The house just so happened to be right around the corner from where my ex and I lived. Also, directly across the street from this house is where my ex-brother-in law and his family lived. Definitely "all in the family" so to speak. It was very handy for the kids (6 cousins) to all hook up and play. If any of us needed help watching the children, it seemed one of the sister-in-laws would be able to do it.

The house has a swimming pool in the backyard, we had put one in ours also. There were many swim parties and family gatherings at this house. In fact one of my baby showers was held here. The house now has different owners and I have no idea who lives in it now. As far as I know, it has always been blue, maybe different shades of blue, but always blue. I took this picture a few years ago. We all lived in these homes when they were first built and it was a new tract. Oh...and I have "fond…

Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown Boy ~ Sweden?

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Sentimental Sunday ~ The Roller Coaster of Emotions - Has it stopped on a High or a Low?

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The past couple of months have been an emotional roller coaster for me. I hit some very low lows having dealt with three deaths in the family in such a short amount of time. I am reminded though that this wasn't the first time I have had this experience. During the years of 2008-2009 I also dealt with three deaths in the family in a fairly short amount of time, 10 months, 2 deaths actually occurring in the same month. This time the three deaths were in a two month period, and I lost my cat to boot. Unfortunately, there were other conditions that added much stress to my life during that time also that I am not about to go into. Let's just say every time I thought things were getting better, something else slapped me in the face.


Ok, this is not the point I am trying to make though, that we all deal with death and sometimes several in a short period of time. What was different for me this time is that when I was really down, something came along that made me want to do the gene…

Saturday Night Fun ~ Whose to Blame?

This week Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings posts this for Satuday Night Fun:

1)  Read Brenda Joyce Jerome's post Who or What Do You Blame? on the Western Kentucky Genealogy blog.  She asks these questions:

*  Can you identify person or event that started you on this search for family information? 

*  Did you pick up researching where a relative had left off? 

*  Did your interest stem from your child's school project on genealogy? 

*  If you have been researching many years, it may be hard to pinpoint one reason for this journey.

2)  Write your responses on your own blog, in a comment to this blog post, or in a note or comment on Facebook.  


I have been reading and enjoying some of the articles the GeneaBloggers have posted. While doing this I  remembered I actually did a post of my "Beginnings in Genealogy."


The person who is to blame in my case is Judy B. She was a co-worker who introduced me to Ancestry.com. I did not have genealogy of any sort handed down to me, nor did thi…

Those Places Thursday ~ Cooling off

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This past summer, in the East Bay town of Livermore, California. Here you see my grandson cooling off in some of the fountains/springs on the corner of the main street in town. Although this was one of the mildest summers we have had, there were a few scorching days. After a bit of coaxing, he got the idea that this was fun and then it was tough to get him out!  Finally, a Slurpee (?), icee (?), Jamba Juice (?)...ok, now I remember, a "Smoothie" did the trick!

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Wordless Wednesday ~ Unknown ~ Taken in Escanaba, Michigan

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Please leave a comment if you have any clues regarding this photo! 

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Funeral Friday ~ Plants

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Today we attend my brother in laws funeral and honor his life. Here is a copy of the obituary as it is printed in "The Independent" newspaper on September 30, 1910.
Ronald Dale Plants
Ronald Dale Plants passed away in Livermore, CA, Saturday, Sept 25, 2010, following a short battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Ron touched so many lives with his great sense of humor, gentle spirit and positive outlook on life.
Ron was born in Oakland, Ca, on March 22, 1952 and graduated from Pacific High School in San Leandro. Ron spent most of his young life in San Leandro and recently relocated to Oregon. He was a retired cement truck driver who in his spare time enjoyed riding his Harley, spending time out doors, and enjoying the company of family and friends. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Ron is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lynne Fleming-Plants and his only son, Nicholas Plants, both of Livermore, Ca. He is a…