Friday, January 15, 2010

Shades Makes Another Connection!

Shades is so proud to help its readers make connections. Today this comment was received regarding Chery Kinnick's Friday From The Collectors, May 30, 2008:

You will not believe this!! My uncle Guy and my mother Dorothy are in the photo of the Hyak school. I have never seen this photo- I do have a photo of my mother and uncle with two Howard boys. She called them Buddy and Junior.

I was fortunate to visit there as a boy and my mother looked up one of the Howard boys. This was in the early 50's. My Grandfather worked at the train station. I will cherish this find.

Niels Mikkelsen

Here's Chery's article and the photograph:

By Chery Kinnick
Nordic Blue

I dreamt about being a published author nearly all of my life. If a fortuneteller had read my palm a few years ago and told me that within a four-month period I would go from the conception of an idea to having a completed book at a publishing house, I would have laughed out loud. Well, it is true, my friends, and I’m here to tell you about that journey. . .

Here's the photograph mentioned:

The Hyak School, on the east end of the Pass (Kittitas County), was started in the 1920s to provide local education to the children of Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway employees. Alexander “Ham” Howard was a student at the school for two winters. His mother, Pearl Howard, served as the teacher.

Niels, we are so glad you made a connection! As we advise -

~ Wander The Web ~
You Never Know Where You Might Find A Connection


Anonymous Carol Wilkerson said...

That is wonderful news. I love it when serendipity strikes! :) It's so true, if you blog about it (surnames, etc.) people will find you.

January 15, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

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