Promised Land

  This is from an historical novel I am working on - enjoy and comment on how to improve - context is that Lizzie has her newest daughter-in-law, Mary, living with her as her son, George, is serving in the Navy at Pearl Harbor 1944.  Lizzie is telling these stories through memory/flashback and diary entries … Continue reading Promised Land

My Perfect Saturday

Rain-- ✔️ Cool and Dreary-- ✔️✔️ Hours spent with someone I've never met looking at their old photos and learning the history of Bow, Washington-- ✔️ Hours spent looking up stuff in old newspapers online--✔️ Sweats and baggy Seahawks shirt-- ✔️ Quick dinner-- ✔️ Reading a new book til my eyes and brain give out … Continue reading My Perfect Saturday


It rains a lot. Sometimes for days on end. There is a solace in the rain that I cannot begin to explain. It makes me feel secure, calm, soothed. It also makes people want to get out and besociable after so many days inside!  Tonight there is a dance for the community and all of … Continue reading Reunited-1902

Leaving Nebraska

February 1900 Leaving Nebraska – Upon arrival in Skagit Valley The advertising of the Northern Pacific Railway brought in 2000 new residents in a month Papa bought four tickets and Willie rode along for free.  The cold January wind blew my hat down the dusty platform just as we boarded.  My eyes watered, not for … Continue reading Leaving Nebraska