Monthly Archives: April 2011

Trip to Caldwell

Yesterday I set out to take Mom to Idaho to attend her sister Dorma Lee Beckley Nelson’s funeral. Even though Mom is in her 90th year and lives in a care center, my sisters and I felt that she really … Continue reading

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ALCAN Highway in Winter

In February of the first winter Chris and I were in Alaska, we drove down the Al-Can highway to take care of the sale of our house–2,200 miles 1,000 of which was gravel–. Mom agreed to take care of the … Continue reading

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ALCAN Highway in Summer

Right after Chris and I were married in 1974 I went to Alaska to work as a carpenter during the Pipeline boom. My father, who was already in Fairbanks working as a carpenter, called me to let me know that … Continue reading

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A Window of Opportunity

We moved to Wisconsin in 1979 to pursue a business idea that failed. Because I had been self employeed I was not elegible for unemployment so I had to do what I could to feed my family. I will tackle … Continue reading

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