Category Archives: Family History

Dad’s Dream

While Dad was alive we recorded him telling us about a dream he had. For this 100th year celebration of his life I put together a video adding pictures of him while he relates his dream on the audio track. … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Family History | Comments Off on Dad’s Dream

Remembering My Grandfather Cardon

I had somewhat limited interaction with my Grandfather Cardon. I have often wondered why. It may be related to the fact that my Grandmother died before Dad married and thus was not there to invite and insist on visits from … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Personal history | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A History of Anna Furrer

The Best record I have found of my grandfather’s Grandmother. Grandpa told me that he remembered her. He said that she was always on the go helping people. You should find this interesting. I found the link here: http://thecardonfamilies.org/Histories/Anna_Furrer.htm ANNA … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | 1 Comment

Important History of An Ancestor

This woman was the 3rd sister of John Cardon (Jean), Grandfather of My Grandfather. Her father was Philippe whose family came from Italy converts to the Church. I add this here because I want all my family to know this … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Leave a comment

Life in Okinawa Part 3

While I was in Okinawa in the mid sixties it was still an occupied country. There was a civil administrator, an American, who ran the country. Most of the people were happy with this situation because they had freedom and … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Personal history | Tagged | 1 Comment

Life in Okinawa Part 2

Okinawa Without Air Conditioning The climate in Okinawa is sub-tropical. Air conditioning was for officers who could afford it. During the summer we lived with a constant layer of sweat on our bodies because it was so humid that it … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Personal history | Tagged | 2 Comments

Army Life in Okinawa Part 1

Home Life While I was in the Army I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I was an Army Private, when I first went there, but since I was in the intelligence Corps, I had the good fortune to get permission … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Personal history | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Giving Children What They Need

When my first child, Thatcher, was born, I was very interested in finding out what I could do to maximize his potential. I read books on education and early childhood development. There was a lot of talk about the idea … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, Observations, Personal history | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Living in Potato Country

Since the farms around Carey, Idaho grow potatoes, and harvesting took a lot of labor, school always closed for 2 weeks in the fall so the kids could pick potatoes. As mentioned on other blog posts I started school in … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Great Times In Benton City

We lived in Benton City, Washington while Dad worked on the McNary Dam on the Columbia River. I think I was in the 3rd grade then. We rented a house on several acres of land. Dad had an arrangement with … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Family History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Are These Little Girls?

I believe this picture was taken in Idaho. I don’t know who these little girls are. the one on the right looks like my cousin LaRee Hebert, daughter of Hazel and Henry (Jack) Lee Hebert. If you know who they … Continue reading

Posted in Family History | Tagged | 2 Comments

My Mother Is Dorothy and She Is From Kansas

My parents never talked about their courtship much but over the years I have put 2 and 2 together discovering an interesting story about their early married life. My mother, Dorothy Lucille Beckley Cardon, was born in Kansas in 1921, … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Family History, Mom | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

My Dad & the Snow Sculpture

When I was very young my family lived in Carey, Idaho. Dad’s Father helped him buy a small farm a mile East of town. Times were hard for my family and dad took a job, a few miles away in … Continue reading

Posted in Dad, Family History | Tagged , | Leave a comment