Author Archives: BJ MacDonald

About BJ MacDonald

Interested in travel, really into genealogy and researching my family history, classic novels and movies, fantasy and science fiction, photography, history and more... Here is a tip. Make sure you are commenting on the blog you were visiting and the post you were interested in. My blogs are listed by hovering over my pictures and clicking. Clicking one of them will take you back to the correct blog. You can try me here: bjmcdonell@gmail.com

Coming to a place to rest and reflect….

I started this blog back in January of 2010.  I have been publishing approximately weekly for a five full years of posts.  It has been quiet a challenge.  According to my stats I have 295 posts and 18 pages and … Continue reading

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RUMBLE RUMBLE….Hydroplanes and Blue Angels!

One of the biggest adventures in my childhood was the Hydroplane races here in Seattle. I remember my Dad standing on the shores of Lake Washington, with me on his shoulders, and he was pointing to the lake and telling me … Continue reading

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Taking a tour of Seattle, the city he loved!

My father, Keith, loved this city of Seattle, his adopted home. I never thought of him as a Minnesotan but definitely a Washingtonian.  He ancestors and his life have been the focus of this blog but now that I have … Continue reading

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An Unfortunate End comes to Soon!

Little did I know that as I sat with him watching the Apollo 11 mission on TV in 1969 that he would be gone by July of 1970.  His death was a shock to us all.  He was the youngest … Continue reading

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