Category Archives: nostalgia

thanksgiving in april

Tilikum Camp and Retreat Center holds many wonderful memories for us and our family. So it was no hardship to drive just outside Newberg to participate in “Thanksgiving in April,” a small event to thank a room full of people … Continue reading

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the real carl m. nill

It would take several volumes to describe my dad. But if I had to condense it to one page, I’d simply share this letter. “Sharon Carlson, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer.” That would be me. A very important position, you can tell. … Continue reading

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the taylors

My friend Donna posted a link on Facebook about her aunt Margaret that caught my amazed interest. It was one of those small-world moments when about 20 years ago Donna mentioned her familial connection to the Ken Taylor family. I … Continue reading

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28 years apart

mother (1989) —> daughter (2017) — high school senior photos The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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kitchen sink

Someone shared this meme on Facebook and of course it sent me straight to my photo collection. Here’s my first answer to that question. Here’s my second answer to that question. I guess by the time baby #3 came along … Continue reading

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aunt esther

I couple years ago I posted a picture of my aunt Esther, taking a selfie long before the practice grew popular. At the time I had only that one picture. Cousin HK recently sent me a large box of family … Continue reading

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a few of his favorite things

Long, long ago, before I knew anything at all about love language, I put together this collage and framed it as a birthday present for my dear man. I was sure he would love it. Trouble is, pictures are MY … Continue reading

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