All of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in your body comes from your mother, you get none from your father. You can study the genetics of mtDNA to learn how women create families that move around the world over the centuries. It is an entire field of study that I won’t discuss more in this post, […]
Hi, I scanned in some black and white photos from the Ford Garage fire in Dickinson, ND in 1959. Please comment on the photos or email me and I’ll expand the description.
Please email me if you want to add to this article. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, or Aunt Mary E as we called her is from Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born on 10 Jun 1933 in Fargo, North Dakota while her birth mother stayed at what is now called The Village / LSS; the home for […]
Hello, my Uncle Herbert Poppke (1921-2012) created short documents on different subjects and passed them around. The were all numbered in the upper left hand corner. This is 30-1. PDF scan is available on the link. Below is a text version of the scanned PDF file. 30-1 Theodore Poppke Passenger List. H. Poppke, 20 Nov 1986 […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 09 – June 15 The week starts out with Pentecost. Got dressed for church and forgot to wear red. Managed to glance at my calendar in time to fix it. Spent the afternoon in the backyard and had supper with visiting relatives. Have two shrubs in the backyard that were not trimmed for over […]
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 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 […]