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    bunkie Young Pine

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    tell me about it sjoerd! i was born in Alaska in '49, 20 miles outside of Anchorage. the main street there was dirt at the time! my folks built a little log cabin there. dad made a sled for us out of one of mom's cookie sheets. we have old films of it all...my cheeks were bright red in all of them! :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Was that Wasilla...or perhaps Palmer that you were born in then? Wasilla was one of the places that I lived in. The woman that I rented from in Wasill;a lived in Palmer. Such a good woman. She used to make Cherry cheese cakes for me, bless 'er.
    I lived in several places during the years that I lived there.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    no sjoerd. it was a little town called Spenard. lots of trees.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spenard,_Alaska

    i think Anchorage has expanded out over it now. i was told there is a mall encircling the cabin my folks built. in the 60's during the big quake there, the chimney on the cabin was the only one that survived!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I have never heard of it...or don't recall it. Does it still exist?
     



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    bunkie Young Pine

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    oops...was editing my post with more info above...
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Oh...on the way to Portage Glacier. Yeah?! It is south,south-east sorta, right?
    There was a Bird bar or something Rainbow, or Girdwood or something.
    Was your dad in the service then?
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    no. he was just out of the Navy and married mom and they went to Alaska for the adventure of it. he pumped gas while doing his bar exam (to become a lawyer), and mom was the storylady on the one radio station there. fascinating folks! :D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    YOU are fascinating folks.
    We'll chat about this later. Gotta go.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    ok. it's time to put aanother log on the fire! :D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    we ended up with low temp of minus 6 this morning! Spokane was one degree short of a record. had more snow yesterday late. hopefully we'll be having some sunshine today...really looking forwrd to it!
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    happy thanksgiving all! :D

    it's a balmy 15F here and a blizzard outside!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Hahaha....balmy.
    Well, I don't dare make too much fun, because I'm next it looks like. The weather forecasts are looking pretty dramatic for the coming three weeks.
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    good luck sjoerd! keep us posted!

    wow! it's a whopping 20F here this morning, aand snowing like crazy outside! it's not supposed to stop till tomorrow afternoon. the bathroom pipes froze in the sink and tub, and hubby can't get them undone. he's got to cut the pipe and put in a new one...aand the ducks' pond froze up, so am hauling water down to them 3 times a day. good thing they're not far from the cabin! they're staying in their little cabin now most of these snowy days. oh for a bit of sunshine! :D
     
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    bunkie Young Pine

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    here's a few pics i took before this big storm...

    pete grooming dad...

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    ducks' discover the new outside pen...

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    duck's 1st snow...

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    night time ducks in snow...

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    daytime ducks in snow...

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    pete checking out the new snow....

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    pics of the REAL ongoing storm coming soon... :D
     
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    I am in awe Bunkie.
    I am still reading posts to catch up on the many I lost out on. But I must say that I am totally impressed with your garden / farm. ANd Pete is quite the character. He is so sweet.
    :-D
     

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