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Winding Down

Winding Down

Posted 11 November 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy, Travels | 4 Comments

We left on this journey June 30th.  Now that we’re over four months in…and on our way home…I think I would opt for a shorter trip next time.  Not to say that we haven’t seen some incredible things…we have. There have been some great genealogy finds for me.  The quilt show in Houston was an [...]

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Great great great great great Grandad’s Church

Posted 07 October 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Genealogy | 2 Comments

Sunday I did something I bet most of you have never done.  I attended services in the church my G-g-g-g-g Grandfather Matthias House attended. This church was organized in 1717 for and by Germans who had moved to this area just outside Madison, VA.  The church was built in 1740 and added to over the [...]

Maryland History

Maryland History

Posted 30 September 2010 | By | Categories: Family, Fiber Arts, Genealogy, HCHS, Travels | 3 Comments

Those of us at the Humboldt County Historical Society were rightly proud of our facility, the Barnum House.  The Historical Society of Frederick Maryland has a pretty nice facility of their own. Earlier this week I spent the day in their library.  I had a great visit, doing some serious genealogical work.  There was a [...]

International Falls

International Falls

Posted 23 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Friends, Genealogy, HCHS, Scenery | 3 Comments

We came here because there was a National Park I wanted to visit, mainly because it was out of the way and relatively new (1975), Voyageurs. I’d read a little about it, mainly concerning the timber wolves that roam the park’s islands and peninsula.  I wasn’t prepared for the stunning beauty and the history associated [...]

Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Posted 15 July 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Flora and Fauna, Scenery, Travels | 3 Comments

After three days of environmentally imposed radio silence, we’re back in touch with the world.  We are now in Bozeman, visiting with our nephew Bryce who still lives here after graduating from Montana State.  And I can see why…this area is made for those who like and use the outdoors the way Bryce does…fishing, bike [...]

Thirty years ago today….

Thirty years ago today….

Posted 05 July 2010 | By | Categories: Clay, Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 3 Comments

…we started our trip journals.  As we depart Elko,Nevada today we will be keeping historical notes in book number five. After our wedding in July of 1980  we left Menlo Park, Ca. to drive to Northern Michigan.  We kept notes on a yellow legal pad of our mileage, locations, restaurants and meals, and of exactly [...]

Cornelius Family

Cornelius Family

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Genealogy, Pictures | 11 Comments

During my trip to Texas (see below), Mom and Mel and I spent several days going through old photos.  Most were from Mom’s high school, college and early married years.  There were pictures of my parents being goofy.  There were pictures of family and friends we didn’t know.  There were pictures of places we couldn’t [...]

Back Home Again

Posted 29 March 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

I’ve actually been home a week but this is the first I’ve been moved to write.  All good intentions to the contrary, I’ve still not been able to incorporate a consistent posting strategy.  Maybe someday.  Until then, we’ll have to make good with these on again/off again posts.  Sorry. The trip to Texas was fantastic. [...]

Together Again

Together Again

Posted 22 February 2010 | By | Categories: Durry, Family, Travels | 4 Comments

It’s been a few years since we were together…all together at the same time.  I’ve been to David’s house and Mel’s…Mel and David spent a couple of holidays together at Dave’s gulf coast house.  The last time all three of us were together we took a genealogy trip to Kiowa county with Mom.  That was [...]

On the Road Again…

On the Road Again…

Posted 20 February 2010 | By | Categories: Donna, Durry, Family, Travels | 1 Comment

The next few weeks promise to be quite exciting.  There are two trips in the offing that’ll give us the opportunity to test our traveling and posting skills. This weekend…tomorrow actually…I’ve got the Society’s annual luncheon.  That has nothing to do with any of this but starts the special-ness of this next month. Next weekend, [...]