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My 32nd Grand Child

Anna Lucia Cardon I am slow at updating my blog lately. Hope to improve. Here are a few pictures I took of Anna who is my 32nd grandchild. As you can see she is getting cuter all the time, as … Continue reading

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Circumnavigation of Bainbridge Island

Our First Major Outing together On Our Boat This Season Summer finally arrived in Seattle. This year it actually arrived on the 4th of July, a bit earlier than normal. Sister Susie, our MacGregor 26X sailboat lives at a marina … Continue reading

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Winter Crabbing

Don’t Count Your Crabs Before They’re Caught Just before Christmas Nate called me to ask if I was interested in bringing Sister Susie, our boat, up to Anacortes, where he lives so I could teach him to sail and we … Continue reading

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A Fourth of July to Forget

Blame Granola Gina In preparation for a major Mountaineering adventure we often climb a closer and smaller mountain. One time I walked up Mt Si with 40 pounds of books in my pack. I didn’t allow myself any stops just … Continue reading

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Gina’s Granola Phase

Assault On Mount Baker While Gina was in college she developed an interest in the wilderness and decided that she liked to hike. I don’t remember just how it happened but we decided to climb Mt Baker. At 10,781 feet, … Continue reading

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Men Will Be Boys

Wilderness Adventures When Nate was 15 his scout troop was planning their summer adventure and had decided to do a canoe trip on Ross Lake. I was one of the leaders and planned to go with them. As we planned … Continue reading

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A Milestone

On Halloween my daughter Lara presented me with my 30th grand child. Susan is my 13th granddaughter. Her birth helps even up the tally since there are already 17 boys. I once heard a speaker say the reason we have … Continue reading

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I Cut My Beard Off

I cut my beard off last week. I have had it for about 12 years and I just thought maybe I would like not having it. When Chris came home I was interested to see how long it would take … Continue reading

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Sister Suzie’s Maiden Voyage

Last February we decided to buy a boat to enjoy now that I am retired. I have dreamed about having a sailboat since I was a young man and read a book about a 16 year old who sailed around … Continue reading

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It Looked Easy

Taking “Sister Susie” through the locks for the first time You should know that Chris and I have taken sailing lessons. We took a 2 day class in Bellingham which was a present from Chris because she knew that I … Continue reading

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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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Giving Your Brain a Background Task

A few weeks ago Nate emailed me with a question. He had been going through a box of miscellaneous items left behind by the owner of the house he is renting. The stuff was a random bunch of things the … Continue reading

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Be Careful To What You Get Attached

When people go to the beach they rarely leave without some “treasure” they have discovered while combing the beach. If they are lucky it is a small shell or a small rock that is especially pretty, but not always. On … Continue reading

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First Mate

Took our boat, Sister Suzie, out for the first time Saturday. I felt a little¬†awkward, getting it in the water. Chris was a little nervous, to say the least. I was just glad that the boat ramp was not busy … Continue reading

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To Beard or Not to Beard

Years ago while Lara was in high school, Chris and I were asked to help with the Church summer youth activity. The multi-day activity varies from year to year, but about every 3rd or 4th year they have a Mormon … Continue reading

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