Category Archives: Family History

D-Day and Cousin George

I first posted this article five years ago and am reposting in honor of my Dad’s cousin George and everyone else who participated in D-Day 75 years ago today. My Dad’s cousin George jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 70 years … Continue reading

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MM 199 Telephone Theme

The San Francisco 49ers, my favorite football team, made it to the Super Bowl five years ago and my wife and I hosted a family Super Bowl Party. It was getting close to the end of the game and most … Continue reading

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MM 4-21 A View from the Staten Island Ferry

On our way back from our vacation in Spain and Portugal last June we stopped in New York for a few days before we flew back home to California. One day we took the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island … Continue reading

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Traveling with our Irish Cousins in Europe and the US

We stayed in Edinburgh for one week during our visit to Scotland this last May. And three of those days were spent with our Irish cousins Henry and Geraldine and Henry’s niece Rosie. It was our eighth reunion with our … Continue reading

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MM 3-25 Our Daughters’ First Pet

I had to go back all the way to the 1970s to get this photo for this weeks Monochrome Madness Pet theme. It’s a shot of my two daughters and their first pet, Clara. I think this is the only … Continue reading

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Why We Drove through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton

OK, I promised I would finish the story on why we drove from Virginia City through Six Mile Canyon to Dayton that October Day in 2007 (see my previous posting here on the Monochrome Madness Road theme). We went to … Continue reading

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MM 3-16: My Granddaughter’s First Hit

It was the third or fourth game of the season and my seven-year-old granddaughter (she’s eight now) hadn’t reached first base yet. She wasn’t too happy. Then late in the game she came up to bat again and luckily I … Continue reading

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A Walk in San Francisco’s Presidio

A few days after our return home from Barcelona last Fall I drove across the Bay Bridge to have lunch with my siblings and a cousin and their respective spouses at the Presidio Café in the clubhouse of the Presidio … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Boulduc Apothecary Dynasty

In the Spring of 2014 my wife and I traveled to Paris and I decided to spend one day getting acquainted with my Boulduc ancestors of Paris and Senlis, a small city about 100 km north of Paris. I discovered … Continue reading

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Me and My Bolducs

There are thousands of people all over North America but primarily in the Province of Quebec and various New England states who can trace their Bolduc ancestry to one Louis Boulduc who at the age of 17 joined the prestigious … Continue reading

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