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Archive for July, 2009

Hello Berry (and summer dessert apple) Fans, Whew, it has been a while since I wrote. Back then we were mired in a really weird 3 month spring monsoon. Now we have just had a droughty month for berry picking. The black raspberries, black currants, summer crop red raspberries, and especially blueberries have been delicious, […]

Wrapping Up Research – Now to Write!

Hello Genealogy Fans, Well, in a few days the one year subscription to, that our son Tobin has gifted us, will expire. All in all, I find that this service is a very good way to research except for two aspects: 1) Our dial-up computer is very slow, and of limited capacity; overwhelms […]

The Rains Abate – The Berry Harvest Booms

Hello Berry Fans, Wow! I have not seen a berry harvest like this since the mid-1980s. We received 26 inches (0.7M) of rain in the last 70 days, and the weather has mostly remained cool. However during most days we get a burst of warmth and sunshine and the berries, and ribes, go bonkers. We […]

Beyond Rusted Dreams – Busted Lives

Hello Genealogy and History Fans, It is hard to believe that only two years ago that I was only beginning to learn about the families I lost in 1954. I am awed by all that I have learned. I especially thank the archivists at Susquehanna University, at the University of Minnesota Kautz YMCA Archives, at […]