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He Was There With Bells On

In 1912, Seattle Times Publisher A.J. Blethen donated twelve bells to the University of Washington.  What was once a water tower became UW’s Blethen Chimes Tower.  The wooden tower was next to the Observatory near 45th Street and 17th Avenue.  … Continue reading

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My Family’s Timely Demise

When I went to visit my family this spring, I came home with a new batch of stories.  My mom had taken some old letters, typed them up, and put all those stories in a binder.  I ran out of … Continue reading

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Perilous Presidential Precedence

When the world feels a little crazy, I tend to look to the past.  If an event has occurred before, then we can get past it again.  The world survived the Spanish Flu, so there must be a way past … Continue reading

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It Runs in the Family

When it comes to families, I was dealt a pretty solid hand.  I feel like my roots are rather terrific. To begin with a quirk, there are suggestions that we might have been related to Catherine Howard.  I have no … Continue reading

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Finding the Unseen

“No trap doors, no secret passages, not even a hidden compartment.  What kind of enchanted talisman is this?”  –Tangled: The Series Much like Rapunzel, I like to be surprised by quirks and hidden traits.  The time I identified with Iron … Continue reading

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Trying Out: Washington State History Museum (Week 50)

Trying Out: Tacoma’s Historic Past (Week Fifty) When my friend and I were attending the Jet City Show, we drove past a rather spiffy looking building.  Tacoma is all well and good as cities go, but I had not planned … Continue reading

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