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Most of us are just strangers to Maple Valley; Petersen sisters have been here for 80 years!

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, February 11, 1977

By Diana Kalanquin

Ellen and Anna Petersen have lived in Maple Valley for 80 years—all their lives. 1,084 more words


Christmastime Vistas 

For some it’s the tree and presents, for me, Christmas is snow, cold nights and lights.

Parry Sound

Happy Birthday, Aunt Kate!

Once again, I am doing something I don’t like to do. I am going repost my previously  published post about my great grand-aunt Kate, but since I haven’t been able learn anything new and I do want to honor the memory of my great grand-aunt Kate. 445 more words

Michael McCormack


November doesn’t usually afford such warm days & still waters. Feeling quite blessed to have this view out my front windows.

Parry Sound

Mother's Day for the McCormack women!

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I would like to celebrate the McCormack women below and others who are not shown and talked about here. I must add that other than my grandmother, Alta McCormack Ford, I have not met any of these women. 953 more words