Monthly Archives: September 2013

Family eats

Some of my favorite childhood memories with my family and cousins centered around food.  Summer meals with salmon cooked in the dishwasher, concord grape pie, yellow jackets and garter snakes (okay we didn’t eat those last two items). Going into … Continue reading

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Kirkwood-Swanson Generation

This photo is the Kirkwood-Swanson “Clan”. The photo shows David (Sandy) Kirkwood (suspenders) and Thea (Shore) and Sam Swanson Sr. in the back row. The middle row is Jennie (Frisbee) Shore (JoAnn and Thea’s mom) and JoAnn (Shore) Kirkwood. Seated … Continue reading

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Swanson Family photos

Yes, I’m not ashamed to *steal* photos off Facebook posts from my cousins. This photo is a military photo of one of the Swanson “boys” (sorry, I don’t know the date or any other information). Please comment below if you … Continue reading

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February 1992

Kirkwoods together in Carlsbad, California. David & JoAnn Kirkwood, Bill Kirkwood, Margie Kirkwood, Connie Kirkwood, Russ & Paige Norman, Sandy Kirkwood, Jennie Kirkwood, Bob Kirkwood (and a friend I think was a foreign exchange student)

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Nick-names

I grew up with many nick-names; most of them have followed me all of my life.  Most of you know me by “Par” or some variation of that.  The nick-name “Par” came from the first initial of each of my … Continue reading

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