Category: Personal History

Audrey and Shaun Vacca pose as a Bavarian couple with an image of a cuckoo clock in the background

Their Couple Goals Are Cuckoo

Shaun and Audrey Vacca took up the shared hobby of collecting and repairing cuckoo clocks little more than a year ago. Often they spend weekends or evenings after work scouting cuckoos together. During these drives they talk about the interesting people they meet:

Wilbur Family History Trek 2021

Do you know anyone who’d travel 3,500 miles to attend events aware they wouldn’t know anyone there? Welcome to my world. In late 2019 a distant cousin shared tragedy. My great-grandmother, Ida Bell Hayden...

Reclaiming photos 7 decades later

In 1938 Marge’s adopted mother Anna was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Despite planning for the eventuality: setting aside family heirlooms, photos, and hope chest items to pass onto her adopted daughter, her wishes were...

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Year End Goodbye 2020 PHNW

Once a month one of Personal Historians NW members elects to write a blog post. I authored the February ‘21 blog post as an auld lang syne to 2020. It was a year filled...