Category Archives: CANADA

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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Keith’s camping trailer creations….more inventions!

Camping was a big part of our family life. My Dad, Keith, would religiously take off three weeks in August and off we would go to some interesting place to spend the three weeks exploring, swimming, fishing, hiking, or even … Continue reading

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May 1947: Nellie McDonald passes….

The year 1947 would be a tough year for Keith and his siblings.  He would lose his Aunt Nellie and his father Ronald within months of each other. Nellie was probably the only mother he knew, since his natural mother … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Calvary Cemetery Yakima WA, Chichester, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Pontiac County, Yakima | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Keith Barclay John MacDonald, father, grandfather and his love of Airplanes….

This blog was named for Keith, my dad, and his love of airplanes.  The gray background surrounding the posts is a reminder of him.  He would wear steel-gray cotton trousers with cuffs and dance around the living room to the records he played … Continue reading

Posted in Albany, Alberta, ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Cheney, Eddie L. McDonald & her Collection of Junk, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grande Prairie, International Falls, Jean McDonald Davis, Keith B. MacDonald, Keith B. MacDonald's Military Service, Koochiching County, McDonald Land and Trading Co., Minnesota, Miriam McDonald, Oregon, Spokane County, Vivian McDonald McKanna, Washington State | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment