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Back to Pumpkin Fest

​We have taken Max to Pumpkin Fest a​t Country Bumpkin every year since he was one. So, of course we had to go again this year. We went on Sunday so his Mom and Dad could come up for the afternoon too. He always has a good time ​with the bounce houses, the hay maze, the […]

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Shoot the Moon – Nikon P1000 Moon Photos

​I was out before sunrise this morning and saw the bright moon overhead. I just had to go back inside to grab my new Nikon P1000 camera and try taking a few pictures. It is amazing what you can see with a 3000mm lens. I couldn’t even zoom in all the way and still get […]

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Nikon P1000 – My Newest Toy

​I am a long time Nikon camera fan. I owned Nikon’s back in the film days and my very first digital camera was a Nikon D100 that I got in 2002. Georgia and I both had other Nikon digital​s after that. They were, and are, great cameras. If fact, I still have one D70 that […]

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Completing Our Reunion Tour

​It has been a busy summer for reunions! Georgia’s 50th high school reunion was Saturday at the University Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was our third, and last, reunion of the summer. The others were my class reunion and the Clough family reunion.We ​drove to Grand Rapids on Friday and had lunch with Georgia’s […]

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A Genealogy Milestone

​Yesterday I reached a milestone in my family history research. I added the 10,000th person to my family tree on Ancestry.com. That number represents ​over twenty years of research time invested in this hobby but, I enjoyed every bit of it and I am not done yet.​This seems like a good time to answer a […]

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A Family Reunion

​This past weekend, Georgia and I were on the road again. This time to Apple Valley, Minnesota where a Clough family reunion was held at the Apple Valley Community Center. ​Back Row: Clarence, Richard, Raymond, Casper, Harry.  Front Row: Anita, Mildred, John, Lydia, Marion, Elaine. Photo taken 1951 on the occasion of John and Lydia’s […]

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It Was Fifty Years Ago…

​In 1968, I graduated from Bruce High School in Bruce, Wisconsin. This past weekend my classmates and I celebrated the 50th anniversary of that event. I haven’t attended many class reunions but, fifty years is special. I had to go!​Georgia and I left home on Thursday of last week and spent the first night at […]

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Went to the Animal Fair

​Last Sunday Georgia, Max and I went to the Lake County Fair for the afternoon. The weather was almost perfect and we had a great time. On the way there, we asked Max what he wanted to do most. He said; “See the animals!” ​Seeing animals is exactly what we spent most of our time doing and he […]

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A Mini Vacation

​We spent a great couple days at Illinois Beach State Park ​Hotel as a kind of mini-vacation. Located right on the shore of Lake Michigan, the hotel is a convenient, nearby getaway for us. The weather was good – just a little warm – and the accommodations were excellent. We had a lake view room for […]

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