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Throwback Thursday: Threesome from a 1956 family trip to the island of Hawaii

July 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

I think these three photos all date from the same extended trip to the Big Island in 1956. I scanned these from two contact sheets made of the 35mm negatives found in a manila envelope marked “1956”, but I’m not certain they all were together originally. The scans from the tiny prints aren’t the best […]

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Tags: History · Photographs · Vintage Hawaii

Are those DNA testing services worth the price?

June 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Several weeks ago, I said I would return to the issue of DNA testing for the purpose of tracing family relationships (“On the limits of family“). Back in 2012, my sister got me to sign up with Family Tree DNA, a testing company associated with Ancestry.com. She was anxious to test her theories, based on […]

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Tags: General · History

Throwback Thursday: Delta Rho Chapter, Delta Tau Delta, 1967

June 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Another flashback to my undergraduate days at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Judging from who is in the photo, it appears to be 1967. Do you recognize me, second from the left, looking generally towards the camera? I don’t recall the occasion. At first, I thought this was in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity […]

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Tags: History · Photographs

Feline Friday: A Toby update, and our Kaaawa cats in 1999

June 19th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Here’s an update on Mr. Toby. The tests eventually showed his urinary infection was caused by the E. coli bacteria, and he’s been on some kind of heavy antibiotic as a result. We picked him up on the way home from the airport yesterday. He’s doing so much better, although he obviously didn’t enjoy his […]

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Tags: Cats · History · Uncategorized · video

Throwback Thursday: Leaving Walla Walla in 1967

June 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It was the end of the 1966-1967 academic year. Classes were over. Graduation done. I was heading off on a cross-country drive with my friend Tom Church, who had just graduated. From Walla Walla to the east coast. In his vintage VW bug, no less. We ended up at his family’s home in Maryland, as […]

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Tags: History · Photographs