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Trip Report in Brief

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My trip was great.

I have information coming out of my ears.  A fabulous problem.

I flew to Spokane on Friday.  My mom and sister Tara drove up to join me.  The highlights of our days included these moments.


  • Hanging out at Aunt Vicki’s house.
  • Lots of talking.
  • Grandma drove over and looked through MANY photos with me, identifying people, places, and events.
  • A little shopping.


  • We spent some time at Grandma’s house interviewing her.
  • Family dinner at my cousin’s house with lots of loved ones gathered together.


  • Morning interview with my mom’s dad’s brother and his wife.
  • More time interviewing Grandma and Grandpa.
  • Lots of talking with Aunt Vicki after my mom and sister hit the road.
  • Time spent wandering Vicki’s house looking at all of her family heirlooms – photographing them of course.


  • A relaxed morning getting ready to head home.
  • Lots more talking with Aunt Vicki.

I learned so much information in such a short time; my mind is overfull.  I have hours of work ahead of me processing the interviews.  I am hopeful that some of the small facts I gathered will lead me to some new discoveries.  Actually, a few already have.

Why don’t I do this more often?

11 thoughts on “Trip Report in Brief”

  1. That is a great question: Why don’t we all do this more often? We get so would up in researching the dead, we sometimes forget the living.

  2. Read your post via Amy Johnson Crow’s blog. We are re-prioritizing a trip to be just visiting a cousin, not a conference and maybe a cousin pairing. Have fun organizing the newly obtained info.

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