Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Last 1/2 of the Last 1/3 of Mom, Part II

The Last ½ of the Last 1/3 of Mom, Part II The final leg of Mom’s journey home takes us up the road to Hagestad Lane, just outside the tiny village of Ettrick, Wisconsin whose population TODAY is 511!  Imagine … Continue reading

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The last 1/2 of the Last 1/3 of Mom, Part I

The Last ½ of the Last 1/3 of Mom, Part I Today is the day. It is the day after the great Cuzinpalooza dinner.  We are all basking in the afterglow and in great anticipation of the day ahead. We … Continue reading

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Two Little Words

But vs. And I learned an amazing lesson at a cocktail party last night. The martinis were strong, the sun and the guests were shining and stories and histories were being shared. I was speaking about my mother in relation … Continue reading

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Panty Raid

Panty Raid Our luxurious and well appointed Victorian B&B came complete with a real family sized kitchen and an immense, gracious dining room where we all agreed it would be fun to host a family dinner, complete with tales of … Continue reading

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Home is Where The House Is

Home is Where the House Is So a meal in 100 degree Naperville (the heat wave that was the summer of 2011 was just beginning) and the first 4 cousins were on their way into the Wisconsin wilds, trading stories, … Continue reading

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Cousins In a Car

Past Lives and Future Shock I’ll get to the next leg of the journey home to Wisconsin in a moment but a digression. As I continue to add to my families ancestral tree I grow ever more increasingly aware and … Continue reading

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Exactly in that Order ZEPHYR:  As found in the book “Headwaters of the Mississippi” by Willard W Glazer, 1901 “Other roads do some violence to Nature, and bring the traveler to stare at her, but the … Continue reading

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