A Pet From the Wild

I dug out an eye dropper and dad’s bottle of Wild Turkey and gave my mantel a few drops of bourbon. . .

Another sweet tale from Gary A. Wilson.  This time he shares a story about his beloved pet that he found on “the wild side.”  Come read about the mischievous adventures of a boy and his furry forest friend. Continue reading “A Pet From the Wild”

Family Trees

This selection for Family Trees is a new concept that I am trying out to help organize the familial connections for each family.  This addition will be a work in progress.

Allen

David Allen (1810–1896)

Thomas Allen (1896–1975)

HENRY ALLEN (1853–1942) – Pioneer

Andrews

John Andrews (1634–1679)

John Andrews (1662–1742)

Samuel Andrews (1694–1756)

Ebenezer Andrews (1726-1808)

Benjamin Andrews (1775-1855)

Amy Andrews (1855–1938)

John Andrews. (1820–1893)

Andrews

Henry Andrews (1608–1652)

Mary Andrews (1628–1700)

Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

Betourne

Adrien Betourne LaViolette (1635–1722)

Marie Anne Betourne (1684–1726)

Boucher

Jacques Boucher (1547–1611)

Gaspard Boucher (1599–1662)

Marie Boucher (1629–1706

Bourbeau

Marie Anastasie Bourbeau (1779–1816)

Bradstreet

Anne Dudley Bradstreet) (1612–1672) – Poet

Simon Bradstreet (1603–1697) – Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony

John Bradstreet (1652–1718)

Mercy Bradstreet (1689–1725)

Bryant

Elva Bryant (1908-1983)

Carney

Hannah Carney (1793–1871

Chase

Benjamin Chase (1639–1730)

Phillipa Chase (1679–1754)

Chicoine

Pierre Chicoine Bellevue (1676–1736)

Pierre Chicoine Bellevue (1714–1781)

Pierre Charles Chicoine Dozois. (1744–1795)

Pierre Chicoine (1769–1835

Marie Eulalie Chicoine (1808–1839)

Chretien

Toussaint Chretien (1610–1670)

Madeleine Chrétien. (1646–1709) – Filles du Roi

Cloutier

Denis Cloutier  (1565–1632)

Zacharie Cloutier  (1590–1677)

Zacharie Cloutier  (1617–1708)

Genevieve Cloutier 1655–1725)

Couillard

Andre Couillard

Guillaume Couillard (1591–1663)

Elisabeth Isabelle Couillard (1631–1704)

Cudworth

Amy Cudworth (1779–1831)

Damise

Etienne Damise (1620–1668)

Claude Damise (1648–1705) – Filles du Roi

Davis

Mary Polly Davis  (1802–1866)

Desaubries

Jeanne Desaubries (1610–1673)

Deshays

Marie Deshays (1652–1707) – Filles du Roi

Dudley

Anne Dudley (1612–1672) – Poet

Enochs

Faucheaux

Noel Faucheux (1620–1639)

Jeanne Faucheaux (1643–1721) – Filles du Roi

Frink

Zachariah Frink (1702–1777)

Joshua Frink (1738–1812)

Mercy Frink (1771–1848)

Elias Frink (1796–1855)

Clarissa Amelia Frink (1830–1892)

Gallup

Elizabeth Gallop (1689–1775)

Guyon

Joseph Guyon (1649 – 1712)

Joseph Guyon (1682 – 1754)

Ignace Guyon (1719 – 1795)

Marie Joachim Guyon (1749 – 1825)

Hathaway

John Hathaway (1629–1705)

John Hathaway (1650–1730)

Jacob Hathaway (1675–1759)

Hannah Hathaway   (1701–1735)

Hazen

John Hazen (1710–1754)

Eunice Hazen (1747–1817)

Hebert

Nicolas Hebert (1539–1600)

Louis Gaston Hebert (1575–1626)

Marie Guillemette Hebert (1608–1684)

Hogue

Sara Alvira Hogue (1834–1902)

Hupp

Casper Philip Hupp (1710–1761)

Phillip Hupp (1756–1831)

Emanuel Hupp (1790–1840)

Sarah Sallie Hupp (1822–1914) – Pioneer

Ingalls

Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

Knacker

Florence Katherine Knacker (1895–1943)

La Duke

Ellsa LaDuke

Lafond

Genevieve Lafond (1652–1715

Lajemmerais

Marie Lajemmerais

Leduc

Jean Leduc  (1620–1675)

Antoine Leduc  (1647–1688)

Pierre Charles Leduc (1680–1762)

Jean Baptiste Leduc (1715–1764)

Jean Baptiste Leduc (1744–1820)

Jean Baptiste Leduc (1765 – 1835)

Joseph Leduc (1799 – 1890)

Joseph Laduke (1827 – 1904)

Ellsa LaDuke

Lemaire

Nicolas Lemaire (1572–1652)

Nicole Lemaire (1598–1652)

Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Maillet Maguet

Michel Maillet Maguet (1697–1776)

Marie Anne Maillet Maguet (1723–1796)

Marr

Lawrence Marr (1700–1790)

William Marr (1732–1789)

Eleanor Marr (1766–1827)

Paine

Mary Paine (1738–1817)

Parke

Thomas Parke (1615–1709)

Martha Parke (1646–1716)

Payton

Tamra Anna Payton (1860–1945)

Perthuis dit La Lime

Pierre Perthuis dit La Lime (1645–1708)

Catherine Perthuis dit La Lime (1670–1736)

Pitts

Peter Pitts (1625–1692)

Ebenezer Pitts (1669–1733)

Mary Pitts (1705–1757)

Reeder

Jacob Reeder (1742–1826)

Jacob Reeder  (1782–1848)

John L. Reeder (1809–1860)

Gaylord Hampton Reeder (1842–1918)

Wilson Gaylord Reeder (1885–1964)

Harold LeRoy Reeder (1932–2004)

Rollet

Marie Rollet (1580–1649)

Strange

Lot Strange (1699–1786)

Phillippa Strange  (1722–1768)

Strassburg

Anna Strassburg (1892 – 1913)

Thompson

Dorothy Thompson (1624–1709)

Townley

John Townley (1576–1608)

Mary Townley (1603–1659)

Trion

Jacquette Trion (1620–1714)

Trottier

Marie Madeleine Trottier (1670–1747)

Valliere

Marie Elizabeth Valliere (1753–1782)

Viel

Marie Madeleine Viel (1689–1773)

Wheeler

Elizabeth Wheeler (1683–1735)

First Professional Job

Finally one honest soul stopped by and asked if that gal had indeed given me a brownie. “Yes, why?”

“They were laced with marijuana.”

 

Follow the crazy misadventures of Gary A. Wilson as he maneuvers work responsibilities and outrageous antics when he lands his first real job! Continue reading “First Professional Job”

My Hometown Island: Alameda, California

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Sun swept beaches, glorious sunsets, fog horns sounding on cloudy mornings, and the calls of seagulls along the shores created the perfect hometown, and my childhood days passed on a perfect little island, nestled in the San Francisco Bay. Alameda had that hometown charm and the feel of a small town although Oakland and San Francisco were just miles away.

Although Alameda began as a peninsula, the powers that be decided they needed a canal to help expand the growing shipping industry. Work on this channel launched in 1874, and it was completed in 1902. Continue reading “My Hometown Island: Alameda, California”

What Could go Wrong?

It didn’t take long for them to put two and two together. They quickly discovered the swimming suits signaled that there were two females in the creek without of a stitch of clothing!  Laughing, they started cat calling…

 

When I was younger, Half Moon Bay was one of the best places to visit. The beaches were fantastic, and there were so many places to hike. Many local farms surrounded the area; it was just a great place to escape and enjoy the surrounding beauty. And it was only about 40 miles from home, so it wasn’t a long drive, and when you are a kid, that’s always a plus! Continue reading “What Could go Wrong?”