Category Archives: History

General articles about history (in particular California, Oregon, & USA)

Lead — in 2015!

Two days ago, while working on a DIY project on our home, my husband found in our walls a can of “White Lead” made by Dutch Bros.  I’ll include a photo. The photo on top is a close up of … Continue reading

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History bites us in the a**

My mother said, “I was afraid that Jack would divorce me and marry her, so I had to protect myself.” The other ‘woman’ was all of seven years old on that day! Continue reading

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VanAtta video

http://youtu.be/ZT4MEfM0Bho   My cousin made this video, and it is very good. Anyone with the Vanatta surname in their background really wants to see this!! Variations on the name include: VanEtten (the original form), Vanattor, VanAtter, Vannatta, etc. The name … Continue reading

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The Bee Eaters

Tonight.. I had a wonderful experience. Made me wonder if it was ‘meant to be’. The ‘why’ of it, I’ll never know. But the connectedness of the whole thing is just wierd. A few days ago, for some reason I … Continue reading

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Why We Live In Douglas County (Oregon)

Note: Originally published in the News-Review, December 2011, Page B6 (Roseburg, Oregon) My husband and I originally came to Douglas County in 2005 because his new job gave him the choice to live on the I-5 Corridor between Roseburg and Grants … Continue reading

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The Old Days…

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Genealogy 101, Part 1

I made this collage using Adobe Photoshop, and it includes myself, my children, and many of my ancestors. Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved, Peggy A. Rowe, & Peggy A. Snyder Hi All, I’m going to attempt to share my enthusiasm  … Continue reading

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Genealogy 101, Software

The photo is Hattie Ann Rowe, she is the sister of my great grandfather Alfred B. Rowe. Genealogy Software Once you have started entering your data into your Family Group Sheets and your Pedigree Charts, you *MIGHT* want to also … Continue reading

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“Je Maintiendra”

“Je Maintiendra” is French for “I WILL MAINTAIN” This is another of my “taglines” on my email.  I just like it. It says that no matter how I feel, or what I am going through, I WILL maintain!  It is … Continue reading

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Using a Blog to get Job!

I never thought until today, that I could use this as a medium to say, I WANT A JOB!   I’d prefer to stay at home and continue to work on websites and work on people’s computers as I have done … Continue reading

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