Category Archives: Washington State

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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1942 to 1947: Sandpoint (U.S. Navy) to Boeing (Air Force) and back to working for the Navy…

Once war was declared in December of 1941 things got really difficult for workers like my father, Keith.  The war effort was in full force and production was key in getting airplanes ready for defense of the country and winning … Continue reading

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July 4, 1941 – Keith and Marjorie get married…

On the 4 of July, 1941, my father, Keith B. MacDonald married my mother, Marjorie Fay Boardman, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Coeur D’Alene was like the Gretna Green of England. In the book by Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, references are … Continue reading

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Naval Air Station at Sandpoint – April 1941 to 1942!

On April 9, 1941 Keith was reassigned according to a Separation Report.  It does not say where?  Based on what I can figure out, it looks like Boeing released him for reassignment and he headed for the U.S. Naval Air … Continue reading

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