Category Archives: Washington State

Keith the auto and boat mechanic, or anything with an engine mechanic….

Keith was an airplane mechanic but that also extended to auto repair, actually anything that was an engine including outboard motors like Evinrude. To repair the boat motors he would attach the boat motor to the top rim of a … Continue reading

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1948 to 1952: The Naval Air Station – Storage Project to Overhaul

The highlight of 1948 was my arrival on the scene.  Little did I know that at the time of my birth, my dad was taking a course on Jet Engine Theory.  Times were a changing in the aircraft industry and he was … Continue reading

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July 1947: Ronald S. McDonald passes. A Tribute!

Nellie passed in May and just two months later Ronald’s life ends. On 22 July 1947 Ronald S. McDonald died.  He was father to: Vivian, Gordy, Miriam, Eddie, Keith and Jean and brother to Nellie. In Remembrance – In Memory … 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

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