Category Archives: International Falls

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 was growing up!

Keith’s first years where in International Falls, Minnesota one of the coldest cities in the United States.  Here he is in a buggy with furs to keep him warm. I know that my Dad was well-loved, and it looks like … Continue reading

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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

Nellie McDonald becomes caretaker of Grace’s children!

Nellie or rather Ellen Elizabeth McDonald migrated with her parents from Chichester in 1900/1901 and lived with them in Bemidji till they moved to International Falls in 1905. She was living with her parents and brother Alexander in 1910 per the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, ARCHIE & MARY MCDONELL's FAMILY, Bemidji, CANADA, Cheney, Edmonton, Gordon McDonald, GRACE & RONALD MCDONALD, Grande Prairie, International Falls, MCDONALD/MACDONALD etc., Minnesota, Miriam's Notes, Nellie McDonald (Ellen Elizabeth), Spokane County, Washington State | Tagged , , | Leave a comment