This flag flew above the Presidio of San Francisco one day last September. Looking at the carefully folded triangle beneath the glass, part of an unexpected birthday gift, a framed display of medals and progression in rank that forms a visual history of my husband's military service. It is a family history as well. Nearly the whole family was on hand last week to celebrate … [Read more...] about This flag flew above the Presidio of San Francisco
In 1998, the “Yearbook of Experts, Authorities and Spokespersons” listed Dorothy Wilhelm (that would be me) as an expert on Sex after 50 (that would be a surprise.) There it was on page 159 right after Sex Addiction and right before Sex and Love. I’m pretty sure this is the first my kids have heard about it and I’ve got to admit I’m worried. I’m not going to try to explain … [Read more...] about Who Are The Real Experts?
What do you do when you realize at 2:00 in the morning that the small brown spot on the carpet is not a spot of gravy or coffee, but is actually a small, flat frog? After all, who hasn’t inadvertently stepped on a frog in the middle of the night? He didn’t exactly seem to be dead but he was none too lively, either. Here on the edge of a designated wetland, we seem to have … [Read more...] about Who Hasn’t Accidentally Stepped On A Frog?
by Dorothy Wilhelm We sat on the cellar door and waited for the root beer to stop exploding, Every year, my mother brewed root beer for Independence Day and every year it exploded. Traditions are very important. The one room General Store in our tiny town of Warland, Montana (pop.100) didn’t carry root beer. The small, dark sales area offered such … [Read more...] about Tradition!
From The Suburban Times MARCH 22, 2019 BY SUSANNE BACON If you feel that you have heard all of Puget Sound history and nothing could surprise you anymore – think again! For the other day, I finished reading legendary author and humorist Dorothy Wilhelm’s latest book, “True Tales of Puget Sound”. And I just wish history in school were taught as lively and interspersed with … [Read more...] about Across the Fence: Dorothy Wilhelm tells Sound history
For the first week of December Bonnie King talks about her work with shelter animals. "FAYMAS has raised and provided funding to supplement adoptions, pay for vaccines and medical care, and to replace outmoded cat kennels and dog beds." Information about her work and the animals at www.FAYMAS.org www.facebook.com/FAYMAS1 … [Read more...] about Bonnie King is Faymas!
“Gateway to Heaven” Dedication at Lakewood Church Nov 22 Memorial honors beloved Pastor Fr. Lee Hightower Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step through the Gateway to Heaven? On November 22 you’ll get your chance to do that at the dedication of the new Father Hightower Memorial Gateway in the lovely Meditation Park at St John Bosco Church in … [Read more...] about Gateway to Heaven Dedication Nov 22
On september 18, I'll be cooking at the Washington State Fair. Yes, it used to be called the Puyallup Fair, but I've been called different things too - So meet me at the Fair - Great place, especially if you're using an assumed name. Here are the recipes: Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Doughnuts 2 cups original Bisquick ™ mix 2 tablespoons sugar 1/8 … [Read more...] about Fair Food Recipes
Answers to questions you didn’t know you had JULY 19, 2014 BY DOROTHY WILHELM LEAVE A COMMENT By Dee Haviland Fournier, Instructor, Heritage Quest Research Library and Dorothy Wilhelm, Humorist, Confused about her family Join Dee and Dorothy for “From Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond” – Dupont August 16. Register below. Why Am I Filling Out These … [Read more...] about Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond
Getting ready for our Family Heritage Research Workshop on August 16. We have spent many hours in preparation and have found there are lots of questions. So here are some answers for the most commonly asked questions, which have appeared in the Suburban Times online newspaper. I'd be glad to answer your questions. Well, I'd be glad, but I don't know the first thing about … [Read more...] about Heritage Questions – Family research