Notes from the family archives . . .

This post is the first in a new category of posts: notes, news, re-tellings, and queries on the topic of family history (as you’ll see, there are plenty of the latter in this first example!). I picked this photo to start with since it depicts two branches of Nancy’s side of the family: the Shuttleworths and the Gates.

Shuttleworths and Gates, 1924

Shuttleworths and Gates, 1924

The folks on the left are Shuttleworths: Blanche (née Sokol, aka Nanny), and William D. (aka Will, aka Pawpaw — sp?). The folks on the right are Gates: from the far right, John Howard Gates, Edna Gates (née Carter, aka GG), and Hobart (Beah’s brother). The one in the middle is a mystery and one that opens other mysteries. Well, anyone can see it’s Beah, but was she a Gates or a Shuttleworth on the day of this photo? It was taken in 1924; could it have been taken right around the time of Frank and Beah’s wedding — hence the gathering of the clans? When were Frank and Beah married? And where? And where’s Frank? Could that be his hat that Beah’s holding? So he’s taking the picture?! And is that the Shuttleworth home in Sibley in the background?

Corrections and more information on any of the above are most welcome (click on the button that says “leave a comment”)!

News Release!

Kayla Wheeler has been selected to be on the U.S. Paralympic Team. She will be competing in the World Paralympic Swim Championships in Rio De Janeiro Brazil. We just got back from the Canadian/American Paralympic Swim Championships in Edmonton Alberta. Kayla swam great! A picture is below with all of her medals. For those that may not know, Kayla was in my kindergarten class. I (Lib) taught her how to swim when she was five years old. Amy and I have continued to coach her over the years. She is now 13 years old and is paralympic bound. DSC01828

August 2- A notable day!

Rod Rust was born on this day a few years ago, just two years after his older brother. He is now alive and well, and living in Ocean City New Jersey and ccontemplating the next big thing. Today also marked the 2nd day that it failed to reach 90 Degrees in the Puget Sound (only 88). Nancy and I enjoyed a comfortable twenty + mile bike ride on Sammamish River Trail. Yesterday was the annual “Adult Meet” for the Summer Swim League. Innis Arden resumed it’s winning ways! There was help from the older contingent, which has been absent for a couple of years. Washington’s Primary election is coming up soon, so things are heating up politically even as the temperature is dropping (Slightly). The ongoing tree saga hasa now sshifted to the Shoreline City Planning Commission, who are in a dilatory process of creating a new “Tree Code”. Of course, Nancy is involved in the process as an interested citizen. Two days from now we will be visited by Arcadia, and martha returns to enjoy Wagner’s Ring Cycle with us. “That’s Thirty” Dick