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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We Got a New Vehicle

​So…After 20+ years of driving Jeeps and trucks, we went an entirely different way this time.We Just Bought a Minivan!​We leased this 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited on ​Thusday. It should serve us well for day-to-day use and for road trips.​How It All StartedUp until a month or so ago, I had never even ​thought about […]

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Festival Season Is Here!

​The summer festival season is getting into full swing here in Chicagoland. We started it off with Wauconda Fest this past weekend. ​Max and his Mom met us there for a great afternoon of fun and games. The weather was just about perfect and the food wasn’t bad either!​​Max rode a few rides and went through […]

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Genealogy Detective Work

Researching your family tree requires you to be a bit of a detective. Sometimes the branch you are following is clear and easy to follow. Other times, you ​ gather every clue you can find and still can’t make the breakthrough that answers your genealogical questions. Genealogists call those ​seemingly dead ends “brick walls” and […]

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