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 […]

Remodeling – Main Bath

The main bath is off of the hall way. Full bath with tub / shower fiberglass insert. Ultimate before photo = 2009 from previous owner Vanity removed. The tub is gone and the Queen of Demo. New deeper ‘soaker’ tub installed. Subway tile with two inserts. Tub surround is grouted in with accent inserts. Floor […]

Remodeling – Master Bath

We’re doing a major interior remodel project; I’m breaking up the photos into rooms. Master bathroom. I’ll have to hunt for ‘before’ pics. Here is the vanity and the fiberglass shower out. The old shower surround. Bonus view from main bath into the master bathroom. Shower roughed in with the cement pan in place. Picking […]

Bossert sod house Mercer – McLean County

Photos of the Rudolf Bossert sod house south of Mercer in McLean County, ND. I was visiting North Dakota in the summer of 2005 and my Uncle Don took me on a road trip south of Mercer in McLean County to visit the farmsteads of his great-uncle Rudolf Bossert and his great-grandfather Andreas Bossert. In […]

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 […]

The Week That Was – #23

June 02 – June 08 The week started with Bonnie & I, meaning Bonnie, did coffee hour at the church. Coffee hour attendance was light because several had to leave for music practice for a Tuesday funeral. Over the weekend, Gizmo was doing poorly. Lethargy, labored breathing, loss of appetite. Added some pumpkin to her […]

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.

Gizmo 2005-2019

Gizmo died last night; she was walking less for about the last month and in hindsight maybe caught is sooner. She usually woke me up at 4:30 – 5:30 am to be let out to pee. About ten days ago, this stopped. My other dog, a massive twelve pound Shih Tzi, was taking pills and […]

The Week That Was – #22

26 May to 01 June Bonnie & I visited my parents and did a couple of small jobs. Caught a bunny, so my peas are safe for a week. Saturday family wedding for a 1st cousin, once removed… Caption This…. Bonnie, Ted, Donna, and Tom Bonnie & Ted

Frey Family pics

June 10th update! Passing on box of these photos to a daughter-in-law of a Frey that is in some of these photos. I scanned these photos in 2011. I’m involved with this family because my maternal grandmother’s sister married a Frey and my maternal grandfather’s sister married the Frey’s brother. From a box I received. […]

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