During the gold booms in Juneau (1880), Klondike (1896), Nome (1898), and Fairbanks (1902), Alaskans need a reliable transportation option for the winters when the rivers were frozen. Natives of Alaska had mastered dog sled use long before the gold rushes happened, and this form of transportation was quickly adopted by the quartermasters of the… Continue reading The Iditarod
Did you order the fragments? (me)Your dog gone right I did!! (Mrs. 4444)It's another wonderful week of Fragments to unload. It feels like that's all I have for this week. I would appreciate your prayers. We are apparently going down one of those roads where the 'frost heaving' is severe. But God is good, even… Continue reading FF: You can’t handle the fragments
In life this week...We finally got some snow here in Alaska, and we were quite excited about that. We had begun to think we had a snow curse hanging over our heads. We always seem to move to a new place just after a record snowfall (DC and AK). God graciously answered our prayers and… Continue reading HMJ: Middle Ages
Today is December 7, and it may be a very routine day for everyone... but 71 years ago this day sealed the fate of an entire generation and threw this country into WWII. Yesterday I read a heartfelt memorial to the attack on Pearl Harbor. I have always wanted to visit this memorial, because just… Continue reading The Fragments That Were
I was chatting with my father the other day, telling him about getting up for school while it was still dark. The faithful photographer said "take pictures!"Here is Noah at breakfast, the clock on the wall says 8:00 am. Now I have to drag the others out of bed and convince them that we need… Continue reading We’re in the dark…
Have you ever seen someone 'escorted' to the front door of the store before? Were they in hand cuffs? You know, not all folks escorted to the front door are criminals, as I discovered tonight.I was escorted to the front of the store tonight. I have not ever had that happen to me before, but… Continue reading She bought a what???
We are beginning our week today, Wednesday. Yea, I know, it's almost "why bother" right?? Well "here's the thing"...We have our annual exams the second week of May. If you take a gander at the calendar, you are going to see that I really don't have any spare days for back up. One of the… Continue reading Back in the saddle again.