Greetings from Everett, Washington!
Towering white clouds, cooler temperature, rain a few days this week. As I write this, it has started to pour, with thunder.
I am going to miss the Sears, Roebuck & Co. which will be leaving the Everett Mall by the end of the year. Poor Sears, the old gray grandma of department stores. Well do I remember the old Sears in Santa Monica, before the Santa Monica Mall, and the smell of the popcorn and roasted cashews.
I have got a new computer and keyboard, though the monitor is the same. I had to trim my nails as the keys are much closer together. The file transfer was successful and I have PAF 5.2 back although the font size seems smaller than before.
On October 30 (the night before Halloween), husband and I will do our 3rd annual storytelling tour of the Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery, in costume, with offerings on the grave stones. Parking is very limited, so we don't publicize it overmuch. I wrote the publicity for it this morning. The parks officer from the police department will be there and I am exchanging periodic emails with him.
I also reached out to the city council president regarding her interest in historic preservation. A certain building that had once served as a community center is in limbo while the city decides what to do with it. Two council members want it torn down, but the c.c. president showed an interest in having it studied by a "Historic Commission" whose members are yet to be determined. Well, local historians are us. We are an active and dedicated group but limited in numbers who could assist. C. C. president is running for a seat on the county council so she may not be around much longer. Our (pipe) dream is that the old building could become a museum--and we just have to find more people to take that project on too, if it ever comes to pass.
Last Monday the bureaucratic impasse I was complaining about came to a sudden parting when I just managed to get hold of the right person, who gave instructions on the simple thing my son was expected to do.
On the genealogy front, I continue to add profiles. I am stuck on the wife of a second cousin, twice removed, who was abused by her husband. See my G2G post about "The Southern Husband Outwitted by His Union Wife" which involves the Griffin family https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gore-2634
I can't find any marriage or death record for Kate Gore Griffin Plake and I don't know if she ever reunited with her daughter Myrtle. I suspect Kate married yet again but where and when I don't know.
In the meantime I have plenty of distant cousins still to add. Oh, and I made a "Star Wars" quilt top of 196 3-inch squares, in gold, green, aqua and periwinkle.