Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update!!!

There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed  a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update!!!”

Family: Girl goes South

Thank you family! We are a geographically scattered lot. Though begat from five siblings who grew up in Alfred, New York, the ‘extendeds’ (three generations and counting) live coast to coast. The stark contrast to this is my partner’s clan- all Minnesotan, most in the Twin Cities. There is no need to catch up afterContinue reading “Family: Girl goes South”

Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update

There is new stock at Practical Goods, so I updated pictures from the store! PRACTICAL GOODS, owned by Wendi Ward, has been a local business fixture since 2002. An offshoot of her interest in historical reenactment and the fur trade, she amassed  a huge collection of trading post blankets and memorabilia and decided it was timeContinue reading “Practical Goods or The Shop Around the Corner: Update”

GiveMN Earle Brown Elementary Cool Kids!

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening WordPress family!! Today is a very special day. Non-profit organizations all across the state of Minnesota are raising money, which will be matched, to support the wonderful work they do. I am so proud to help Earle Brown Elementary in north Minneapolis, MN. 1300 children attend this school, many ofContinue reading “GiveMN Earle Brown Elementary Cool Kids!”

Weekly Photo Challenge November 9th Renewal

Perhaps I am cheating on this one?? Renewal, for me, means quitting my serious job at age 54 and doing things I really want to do! I created a photo collage. In the photo: me, at age 7 (lots of ideas!), the sea turtle (my honu friend), photo cards from W7th Freelance, a children’s bookContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge November 9th Renewal”

WWII, Dad, MN History Center and Discovery

The plane seems to pitch and roll, noise fills the interior and the shouts of the men are deafening. Enemy fire tears holes in the cabin. We are hit! Flames leap past the windows. A green light guides them to their destiny. Jump! Jump now! A voice covers a new silence, informing me that allContinue reading “WWII, Dad, MN History Center and Discovery”

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