The Search for Everett, Part Two

I got interested in my personal genealogy back in the 90s and after retiring in January, 1997 I soon fell into the groove of visiting local libraries and archives to find the story of my Dwyers — where they lived and when they died. That was fine as long as they lived and died inContinue reading “The Search for Everett, Part Two”

The Search for Everett, Part One

In the summer of 2003 Bennette and I packed up and drove down to southern California on our genealogical quest of the year: to see if we could find any descendants of my grandfather’s brother Everett who moved with his family to Los Angeles more than a hundred years previously. Soon we would discover thatContinue reading “The Search for Everett, Part One”

Our Golden Gate

I joined the U.S. Army Reserves when I was 17 and every Monday night for the next six years I traveled to Crissy Field in the Presidio of San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge to attend a Reserve meeting. Well, the Army left the Presidio in 1994 and Crissy Field was restored by theContinue reading “Our Golden Gate”