Last fall I spent a couple days in my mother’s hometown of Madison, Minnesota trying to find answers to two … Continue reading More family mysteries solved!
recalling my mother’s wonderful friendship. Continue reading Best friends redux: Avy Slen Sherve
The same day in October that I played my horn at the funeral of my mother’s best friend, I attended … Continue reading Mark G. finished a book the other day!
When I started researching the life of my great-grandfather, John M. Femrite, I felt as though I were confronted with … Continue reading Serendipity came knocking one day in October
Today, October 11, 2021, is Indigenous Peoples Day as declared by the Governor of Minnesota and the President of the … Continue reading In Minnesota we are all living on stolen land
The other day I realized that I’ve written much more about my grandfathers in this blog than about my grandmothers. … Continue reading Josephine Katherine Tryggeseth
During a recent trip to California, I set aside a day to visit a cousin I hadn’t seen in over … Continue reading Cousin John Pomeroy
I’ve written before about the mysteries and misfortunes inherent in family history and I’ve written a couple of times about … Continue reading ‘Killed by gunshot from landlord’
I have been involved in retail in some way for all 41 years of my time in the work force. … Continue reading Retail runs in the family
He lost them both. Continue reading What happened to John Femrite’s land and cattle?