Category Archives: Carnival of Genealogy

Ozzie and the C.O.G.

My other passion (besides family history) is my nine month old puppy, Ozzie.  More specifically training Ozzie and maybe eventually competing with him in an Obedience Trial.  So how does this all fit in with blogging and family history and … Continue reading

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Check it Out!

footnote Maven has provided me with another excuse to show off my handsome dad, Frank Shane.  Isn’t he a hunk?  This picture was probably taken about 1940 and during those years our family took a yearly trip to the town … Continue reading

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The Ice Castle

Just as soon as Evelyn announced the prompt for this month’s postcard, I thought of this one I inherited from my mom’s things.  It’s   a picture of an ice castle  built in Bemidji, Minnesota in January of 1932 for … Continue reading

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Girls and Their Horses

What is it about girls and horses?  My sister and I were both horse-mad when we were growing up, praying for sunny weather on a Saturday so we could rent some horses and go riding.  Then when my daughter came … Continue reading

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The 1948 Flood

1948 was the year of the flood.  The Columbia River flooded that year completely wiping out the town of Vanport, Oregon.  It was never rebuilt. My Aunt Elsie Everest and her husband Ralph lived in Cathlamet Washington, right on the … Continue reading

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Sand Between Our Toes

Our family loved going to the the beach. I’ll say that again: Our family loved going to the beach.” Of course! What’s more fun than “treasure hunting” for baby crabs under the rocks, wading in the tide pools and jumping … Continue reading

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Resolutions, Resolutions, Resolutions

It’s that time again. What to resolve this year? There are so many possibilities that I hardly know where to start, but you have to start somewhere, so here goes, one step (er, resolution) at a time: 1. First resolution … Continue reading

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Three Wishes – My Letter to Genea-Santa asking for Love Letters and more!

Dear Genea-Santa, How can I wish for just three things? There are so many items my ancestors could give me…. sigh…. OK, I’ll stick to three. Number one: I’d love to have a photograph album from my Great-grandmother Bridget (Hogan) … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know Echo Hill Ancestors…

Well Terry, I must admit to resisting this carnival and I guess it’s kind of silly, but having to identify my “best’ or my “breeziest” etc., makes me start to squirm. Still, it’s time to introduce myself as I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Pit and Siz

My brother Bob was one of the most fun loving people you’d ever want to meet and it was mainly through him that the Shane family “language” took flight. Bob died in 1973 at the young age of 45 years … Continue reading

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