A family genealogist blog sharing research on the following family trees: Lowe, Rasor, Odette, Richards, Welke, Dargatz, Klukas, Findsen, Marlin, Bowen, Van Dusen, Pinkerton, Evans, Havins, Guthrie, Morgan and associated families
One of those places that will always be special in my heart is Riverside Park in Grants Pass, Oregon located on the banks of the Rogue River. Our family spent many hot afternoons, birthday parties and duck feeding adventures there.
What made this park so special and memorable was often my great grandmother Annabelle Evans Pinkerton either take us to the park or join the festivities. I adored my great grandmother. In my eyes she was a great lady, elegant and capable. When at the park she would bring big sacks of old bread to feed the ducks and geese.
One hot afternoon in the park while we were feeding the ducks, there as a particularly intrusive large white goose. My older brother, about nine or ten years old at the time, got it into his head that he was going to catch the obnoxious bird that had taken up residence there and loved to bully all the food from the other birds. I believe it was his sense of fairness that made him go for it, to teach that goose a lesson. great grandmother Annabelle of course cautioned him against mission but he was determined. My younger sister, myself, great grandma and my mother all had an amusing time watching him chase that wildly honking goose all over the park.
In the end after much determination, sweat and numerous pecks and bites he was successful, proudly bringing forth his catch to present to our great grandma. This is only one small memory that will ensure the special place Riverside park will always hold in my heart.
It goes to say that unrelenting determination always catches the goose.
Etta Olive Tull daughter of David Eugene Tull and Sarah A. Cornish was born on 15 May 1877 (136 years ago!) in Aitkin, Minnesota. She was said to have been an accomplished lady who was known for her lovely hand painted china and artistic ability. Etta married John Denniston Marlin and had three children.
Like any genealogist, amateur or professional, I do excessive amounts of research. Up until recently I have carried a blank sketch book around from place to place as I visit various libraries, museums and family members homes to take notes and keep them all in one place so that I can reference the notes at a later date. There were times I fervently wished for a journal specifically designed for genealogy research. Instead of waiting around for someone else to come up with the tool I needed, I began thinking about a journal that would be useful for my purposes.
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