Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Ozzie and the Crate

Little Mr. Ozzie has amazed us with his willingness to sleep in his crate…. several friends feel it’s very unfair that he’s adjusted so quickly.  (Smile) The first night Ozzie did put up a fuss when I went in to … Continue reading

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Winter Games Progress….Well a Little Anyway…

Hello Friends and Fellow Winter Games Contestants, Tonight I’ve been working on organizing my blog “Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog.”  I’ve been frustrated over the time I’ve had the blog that the user has to sort of sift through everything to … Continue reading

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Surname Word Cloud

OK everyone, even though it’s Sunday I decided to work on my GeneaBlogger Games task list…. it’s a fun and easy part of the games to do… prepare a Word Cloud to post on my blog.  What I did with … Continue reading

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Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games

Hello Everyone and a big Thank You to Thomas for getting the Games together.  I haven’t done this before but it looks like a  lot of fun and a great way to stimulate my research and all it’s attendant activities, … Continue reading

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The Treasures

Good Evening, My sister Pat gave me a wonderful gift the other day:  Two books that belonged to our dad, Frank Shane.  The books were stored in an old trunk that was shipped from Iowa to Portland, Oregon, probably when … 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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Interesting Names

You can’t do genealogy or family history for long without running into some very interesting names.  My observation is that people in the 19th century were just as creative in the naming of their children as they are today.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Portland Pickins’

Last week Mr. Ed and I traveled to Portland, Oregon for a visit with granddaughter Kate who lives there, and my daughter Sandra (Kate’s Mother)  who was visiting from Montana.  Given the evil driving conditions between Western Washington and Montana … Continue reading

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A Visit From the Gnome

The traveling Genea-Blogger Gnome has stopped by for a visit having had a nice stay over at Terry Thornton’s Hill Country. Now that he’s made the trip out west again we’ll be discussing where he’d enjoy visiting as soon as … 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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