Category Archives: Personal history

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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Send A Boy To Do A Man’s Job

While we lived on the farm near Carey, Idaho. Dad developed hyper thyroid decease which caused him to gradually loose weight and he visited several doctors before they diagnosed his problem. The cure was to surgically remove his thyroid gland, … Continue reading

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Developing Better Communications

Tin can telephones One day while exploring Dad’s tool shed on the farm in Carey, I found an electrical transformer. It weighed several pounds and contained a large coil of copper wire. If you know about transformers you know that … Continue reading

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The Best Amusement Park In The World

Visiting my Aunt Creta’s Farm as a young boy While we lived in Idaho, we often visited my Mother’s sister, Aunt Creta on her farm.  It was 15 to 20 miles, by gravel road, from Dietrich, Idaho. It was a … Continue reading

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Not Such a Happy Story

My Unusual Pets While living on a small farm just outside of Carey, Idaho, I was about 5 or 6, my father came from the field with a little furry ball in his hands. It was a baby badger. while … Continue reading

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Ride’em Cowboy

My Cowboy background When I was very young I lived on a small farm near Carey, Idaho. The farm is just a mile east of Carey right next to the cemetery. We drove by it on our way back from … 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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I Can’t Tell You About It!

When I was a young man in my early thirties I was told this story by my bishop. I would like to relate it because it is so fun and I am not aware that it has been committed to paper. Bishop … Continue reading

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