Monthly Archives: May 2011

Going Out West to Work

Sometimes just a few words or phrase make me curious. That was the case when cousin David sent me, among other gems, a newspaper article about Emil and Gina Borreson’s 40th wedding anniversary which took place early August of 1939 … Continue reading

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Estenson Sisters Reunion

Can anyone tell me if the Estenson Sisters Reunion still continues on? I thought I’d heard that it does, but it’s been years since I was at one of them – and years since I really thought about it. This … Continue reading

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Farm Vacation Days

Some of us who grew up on a farm, especially a dairy farm, didn’t think the words “farm” and “vacation” could be used in the same sentence. To live on a farm meant seven days of work, at least six … Continue reading

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The First Car Crash

In reading Clara Cook’s history of our family, Homestead, one of the stories made me feel truly sad for my grandfather Emil. The reason is found in this long quote from page 35: “The means of travel by horses took … Continue reading

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