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I have the hardest time getting good shots of my daughter these days. When she sees me coming with the camera, she either hides, makes a face, or she pastes on a fake smile that just doesn’t look like her at all. I can relate….

One of my favorite views of Seattle is from Kerry Park, cut into the side of Queen Anne hill, and adorned with the Changing Form sculpture by Doris Chase. Doris was good friends with my grandmother, and I got to spend quite a bit of…

This is the house in which I grew up. It was my grandparents house, but it was my Grandmother who made it a home. In 1948, my Grandmother packed up her children, and left her beautiful home in Michigan, to join her husband in Alaska…

When my Grandparents moved to Alaska in the 1940s, it was still very much a frontier. It was both the wild, wild west, and the frigid north. Grandma took notes. By compiling and transcribing her notes, and sharing them on my blog, I’m fulfilling a promise…

My Grandmother was born as Doris Blakely in 1911. Here she is 14 years old With my Grandfather, Lee L. McKinley, shortly after their wedding. With my mom (the little one) and my aunt In the living room at the farm in Alaska (Grandma is…

Yesterday was Genevieve’s first big day on the town. The first stop was to see her pediatrician, which went very well.  Her length remains at 20 inches and her head circumference at 13 inches, but her weight is up to 7 lbs 12 oz –…

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