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Woodworking 101

Woodworking 101

Posted 02 March 2009 | By | Categories: Woodwork | 1 Comment

I’m a self-taught, rough-edged woodworker.  I got started because we needed a new bed and couldn’t find any we liked so I built one out of maple, cherry and oak.  It wasn’t bad for a first time out sort of thing and I started making other things, most notably a dining table out of cherry, [...]

Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

Posted 23 October 2008 | By | Categories: HCHS, Pictures, Woodwork | 1 Comment

What did you do on your summer vacation?  I built these bookcases: I’m the ED for our local Historical Society (you can learn more about us at humboldthistory.org).  We needed new storage for some of our genealogy books.  Wish I had more time to build stuff. Okay, now that summer’s over maybe we’ll have some [...]

Once a Month, Whether I Need It or Not

Posted 05 March 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 4 Comments

I really wanted to do these things more consistently, but looking back, it’s been a month and I haven’t posted anything.  I could make a bunch of excuses but I won’t.  I’ll just promise myself to work a little harder at it. Since we last spoke, Christel wrote back sending pages from her grandmother’s cousin’s [...]

My Swedish Girlfriend

My Swedish Girlfriend

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy, Pictures | 3 Comments

At some point I have to assume people who read this stuff know that the story actually starts below and I shouldn’t continue to direct readers to part one of each post.  So I’ll stop doing that now. I mentioned earlier that I had discovered the wonder of Swedish Church records, essentially nosy Lutherans looking [...]

Pictures, Take Two

Pictures, Take Two

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: Pictures | No Comments

This will make more sense if you read the next post first.  Go down one, then come back here. Go now…don’t read anymore. That was okay, and you can click on the picture to make it quite big.  Let’s see how this works: Okay, I like that much better.  You can actually see things. Next up, [...]

Pictures

Pictures

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: Pictures | No Comments

Let’s see how this works: This is the Ekholm Farm from the old days. Let’s see how it posts.

Super

Posted 03 February 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | No Comments

Finally, Super Sunday.  Super Tuesday coming up.  This must be Super Week. Like most, I think the Pats will win but I’m rooting for the Giants.  Uncle Dave will be here to grill some steaks (post game since ours starts at 3). Don’t have any plans for Super Monday.

My Swedish Wife

Posted 02 February 2008 | By | Categories: Genealogy | 1 Comment

Actually, she’s only part Swede, but that’s the part I’ve been doing genealogy on recently.  We had followed her roots back to when her grandparents came to this country just after the turn of last century.  I began searching for a site to work on Swedish records to see what we could find.  That’s when [...]

Hello World, Part II

Posted 02 February 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Think of this as a continuation, not as a month of sitting around doing nothing.  Life is built around routine and for those of us past a certain age, routine becomes difficult to change.  I hope to establish a routine that includes a regular blogging time but up until now, that hasn’t happened.  The holidays, [...]

Hello world!

Posted 01 January 2008 | By | Categories: Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I wanted to get this up before the day passed for a number of reasons.  First, it’ll be easy to remember the anniversary of my first post.  Ease in life is something I constantly try to achieve.  And second, it’s my birthday and putting this blog together was my son’s present to me.  Seems only [...]