Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I do love good Beach pictures

I always feel at peace at the beach. ENJOY

Genealogy - Photos taken in the 1930's - Erikson side

Pictures of my dad's side of the family
1930's Vivian Erikson & Grace Erikson
1930's Lorraine Erikson & Erma Erikson
1931 - Burton Wilbur Erikson - age 2
1931 - Burton Wilbur Erikson - age 2
1935 - Allen Erikson, Friend, Dad (George Erikson) & Burt Erikson
1935 - Burton Wilbur Erikson – age 6

Genealogy - Photos taken in the 1930's - Finch side

Pictures were taken out of Mary Finch's Family Photo Albums

1936 - McKinley Perry with fellow workers

1936 - McKinley Perry Back of Picture
1936 Nov - Letter from Vernie to his mother

1936 - Public School Dipolma - Mary Perry

1939 Sept – Galesburg Park - Family gathering

Genealogy - Photos taken in or before the 1920's - Erikson side

I thought that I would post some of the Genealogy Pictures that I have collected through the years. (Mostly for my family that do not have copies of them. But also for my Journal info.)
1918 - Janie Ostrander, Mable & Erhardt Siemssen and Mayhardt Siemssen standing next to their car a 1917 Ford.

1929 - Burton Wilbur Erikson 1

1929 - Burton Wilbur Erikson 2

1929 - Burton Wilbur Erikson 3

Genealogy - Photos taken in or before the 1920's

I thought that I would post some of the Genealogy Pictures that I have collected through the years. (Mostly for my family that do not have copies of them. But also for my Journal info.)
1900's Van Fulkerson Postcard
1900's Van Fulkerson Postcard back
1900's - Stanford & Asa Miller
1914 - Pupils of Cann School
1919 - Birdle Cohill
1923 May - Perry Children
1927 Jan - Letter from Vernie Page 1 & 2
1927 Jan - Letter from Vernie Page 3

"Service, a Divine Quality"

"Kindness, love, patience, understanding, and unity will increase as we serve, while intolerance, jealousy, envy, greed, and selfishness decrease or disappear. The more we give of ourselves, the more our capacity to serve, understand, and love will grow."

--Carlos H. Amado, "Service, a Divine Quality", Ensign, May 2008, 35–37

Monday, September 29, 2008

Another beautiful Weekend

This past weekend was sunny (For the most part) and we wanted to make the most of it. We drove back up to Anacordas to see what kind of things that there was to do around there.

We stopped at the KFC and picked up some Chicken Strips for a picnic lunch at the park. (Food was not all that good - But the park was great).

We sat and watched the boats coming and going for a little while. Then we drove the LOOP --- it is a one lane drive through the park (Woods) with pull outs to stop and walk along the beach. Did I ever tell you there is no sand in Washington! :(

After the drive through the woods we went on down to Deception Pass -- that is a pass through the cliffs near Whidby Island. The current there is very strong and it is a dangerous place to take a boat through.

It is also a dangerous place to hike. Bill hiked down to the base of the bridge to get some great pictures (Which he did) and while he was hiking a man came passed him - not running but traveling at a good speed. He had been walking fast and lost control and could not stop. If it were not for the briers that he ended up in, he would have gone over the cliffs. As it was, he was scratched very (bad long gashes on his face and head). And had a lot of bumps and bruises. But I do not think that he broke anything. Bill said the man was in his 70's or 80's and there should be a warning about old people being on the trail. The man's wife was right be hind him, but did not get up enough speed to go out of control.

We drove down to the beach area of the pass - FINALLY A BEACH WITH SAND. I guess there is a little sand in Washington, but not a lot. I thought that I would never see sand again. I love to walk in the sand but there was not enough here to walk in without stepping on the rocks and it hurts my feet to walk on the rocks. :(

It was a beautiful day - I little sprinkle now and then but Sunny most of the day.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Announcement - Levi Emerson is here!!!!!!

Levi Emerson Finch
Welcome to our family. You are so lucky to have a wonderful mom and dad. you have 3 big brothers and a big sister. they will help you grow up and be the best little brother in the world.

Sept 18, 2008
8 pounds 4 onunces
21 inches

Signs To Make You Smile !

Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
"Dr. Jones, at your cervix."
In a Podiatrist's office:
Time Wounds All Heels.
On a Septic Tank Truck:
Yesterday's Meals--on Wheels
At a Proctologist's door:
To expedite your visit, please back in.
On a Plumber's truck:
We Repair What Your Husband Fixed
On another Plumber's truck:
Don't sleep with a drip; Call your plumber!
On a Church's Billboard:
7 days without God makes one weak.
At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee:
Invite us to your next blowout.
At a Towing company:
We don't charge an arm and a leg: We want tows.
On an Electrician's truck:
Let Us Remove Your Shorts
In a Nonsmoking Area:
If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action.
On a Maternity Room door:
Push. Push. Push!
At an Optometrist's Office:
If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place.
On a Taxidermist's window:
We really know our stuff.
On a Fence:
Salesmen Welcome! Dog Food Is Expensive!
At a Car Dealership:
The best way to get back on your feet: miss a car payment.
Outside a Muffler Shop:
No appointment necessary; We hear you coming.
In a Veterinarian's waiting room:
Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!
At the Electric Company
We will be de-lighted if you send in your payment.
However, if you don't, you will be.
In a Restaurant window:
Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.
In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
Drive carefully! We'll wait...
At a Propane Filling Station:
Thank heaven for little grills.
And don't forget the sign at a
Shreveport Radiator Shop:
Best place in town to take a leak
Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:
CAUTION - This Truck is Full of Political Promises

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I do not know how to post a video so here is a site with a beautiful song by Kenneth Cope (Writer) I love the sone and the video is great too.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Stickman Humor‏

The happiest people in the world

In the picture, just look at their condition.. no place to sleep, still they have made some space for the cat and the dog... water poring from the roof but still each one of them have a peaceful smile on their face...
Simply amazing!!!!!

The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.

Ward Fall Social

Fall Social for church --- Saturday 9-13 --- 4:30 - 9:30 pm

Bill had gone Kayaking that morning with his brother Danny. They always have fun but always come home exhausted. From the pictures it looks like they were having the time of their lives.
(Emily - Lonnie - Robbie) I had a lunch date with old wonderful friends. I have known them since 1960 in South Carolina. I went to Kindergarden and 1st grade with Robbie. And Lonnie was in my mothers Primary class. When we moved up to Washington in 1969, we were about 1 - 2 hours from where they lived. I remember going up and visiting them and they came down to see us a lot too. I was great walking down memory lane.
When we got home we thought why not goto the Ward Fall Social and at least stay for dinner.

Dinner was Baked Salmon (YUMMY), Fried Chicken, tons of different kinds of salad, tons of different kinds of desserts, and tables full of fruit. NO ONE WENT AWAY HUNGRY!!!!!!

As it got later and the sun started to drop, the children got to take hayrides. and they played in the fields of fresh mown grass. They liked building stacks of grass and jumping into it. They also got into grass fights. (I can just see all the bath tubs full of grass, when they got home.)

The sparklers came out then and the children had a blast with those. there must have been enough for each child to have at least six of them.

As it got dark the Camp Fires were lit. There were five or six spread out across the field.

Then the fireworks started. --- over an hours worth of never ending explosions.

I did not take a lot of pictures of the party but a ton of the fireworks. so sit back and enjoy.