Mail Order Bride

The Short family has a mail order bride story; I’ve always thought it was interesting, but I just found out that the bride probably misrepresented her age. Here is the Montana marriage license. Pauline Phelps lists her age as 61. The marriage was in 1942, so this implies that she was born in 1881. Rumor […]

International Falls Winter of 1983

International Falls, Winter of 1983; we lived in International Falls for a few years and spent time with John Traybert and Jerry Martin at houses out on 13 Mile Island. There were more than this at the party but this is who I have in photos. Olympus OM-1 35mm camera. I would shoot a roll […]

Hue. L Short

Hi, a distant cousin wrote this and gave me permission to publish. OSHER WHY THE CIVIL WAR STILL MATTERS CIVIL WAR SERVICE OF MY GREAT GRANDFATHER HUE L. SHORT & MY WIFE’S GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM M. GANNON Gene Yeates January 2019 INTRODUCTION I plan to spend about 15 minutes today covering the topics shown on […]

Hugh Connoran “Con” Short

1874 – 1951 “Con Short in Oklahoma” Note the two dogs! Writing on the back: Con Short in car on plateau. Writing on the front: Dad’s first car – J.I. Case.

Augustus Alonzo Whittemore

1820 – 1885 Augustus Alonzo Whittemore is the g-g-g-g-grandfather to my children. Augustus Alonzo Whittemore = Lavella Augustus Whittemore = Arthur Augustus Whittemore = Edith Esther Whittemore = Anne Whittemore Short = Connie Sue Johnson = our children. I’ll write more about this person later, right now I just want to talk about his final […]

Pre-Memorial Day Road Trip

Mercer, Turtle Lake, Mercer, McClusky, Farm, Denoff, Goodrich, Wing, Fairview Cemetery First stop was the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, south of Mercer. My g-g-grandparents are buried inside the fence and their son, my g-grandparents are in the foreground. Zion Lutheran Cemetery Turtle Lake Cemetery Turtle Lake Cemetery. Took a photo of my grandmother’s brother but forgot […]

Memorial Day – W. Kendall Johnson

Photos of my father-in-law, Ward Kendall Johnson II who served in Korea. This is the type of plane he served on, don’t have a photo of his; https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Martin_P4M_Mercator

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is big in the Episcopal Church, which is a small “c” catholic church. Personally, I enjoy the service partly because it’s mid week and is a big change from the Sunday morning routine. The service really changed for me in the last several years. I don’t remember Ash Wednesday in 2016 or 2018. […]

Writing Encore

Hello, I’m back with my writing encore. This domain was down for over a year and now it’s up so I can write outside of the evil social media giants. A six month break from all social media! Dumped some platforms forever! Social media is limited to niche uses. Blood Donation I was donating blood […]

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