Category Archives: Minnesota

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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The rest of the McDonald’s in 1940…

Keith was not the only one of the McDonalds who migrated to Seattle.  His sister Eddie was living there and she had also married.  Remember Keith spelled our last name MacDonald. According to the 1940 census Eddie is living in Seattle, … Continue reading

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Minnesota 1934 to 1935, a little work and some school…

Keith’s military service was not continuous and after being discharged from the 64th Service Squadron, he headed to Minneapolis and entered the Dunwoody Technical Institute.  He enrolled in several courses and was awarded certificates for his efforts. He writes that … Continue reading

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The year is 1930 in Spokane…

The photo above is wonderful, Miriam is wearing pants.  Why Vivian and Eddie are dressed so fancy I do not know.  Grandpa Ronald always dress carefully and well. The 1930 U.S. Federal Census shows that Keith was still at home … Continue reading

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