Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Annette and Lisa. The Last Two Paragraphs in a Family's Story

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
The Great Room's window is dripping with a late Autumn rain. The hillside and valley below lie under a blanket of gray. Is it winter's way of sending an early greeting? If so, I'm inclined not to accept. My issue with Winter is the snow. I loved the snow once. An approbation that has disappeared over the years. My feelings toward snow changed when the Fortress was built with a driveway so steep mountain climbing gear was needed to get to the sidewalk. Try shoveling that.

Today we enjoy more pictures from our early days in Rapid City as we labor our way through one of my earlier photo albums. Last week the spotlight rested on Kevin. This week, the camera finds a darling in Annette. Oh, Lisa worms her way into several of the photographs, along with one of Luella. It is expected. Lisa and 'Nettie' were closer in age than the original six siblings.

I chose to put the pictures in a slideshow.

Enjoy a few wistful moments on 38th Street......


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