September 2, 2014

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Water

Port Orchard

Water, Water Everywhere It seems like I’ve been around water in some form almost all my life.  The above picture is of the Port Orchard, Washington marina where were currently live.  But I was born in Olympia, WA which is […]

Daniel W. Ranslow Obituary 1981

Daniel Ranslow obit

I’m not going to hide it, I’m blatantly trying to get some of our family members interested in visiting this blog.  I doubt that any of them will find it tiresome though, because this is their family and I am […]

Tombstone Tuesday – Clinton Iowa War Memorials

Jim’s home town of Clinton, Iowa has a very nice display of war memorials for the most recent wars: Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam.  The Civil War era memorial is for William B. Mayes who enlisted in DeWitt, […]

Otto Family Had Five in World War II

Otto-Ranslow WWII newspaper

All Came Home (click on image until it is viewable full-sized) All of these men are, or were, my husband Jim’s uncles from his mother Mary Jane Otto Wilkerson’s side of the family.  Going by the dates mentioned in the […]

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