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Join us for “The Story Line,” an exhibition of family stories and local histories (Heather)

“Often the butter pat fell in the oven, as it was hard to see with teary eyes.” ~Ida Karttunen                    When my great-grandmother Ida (Nisonen) Karttunen arrived in America from Finland, she settled with her husband and daughter … Continue reading

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Becoming Like Our Mothers: A Response to Amy’s Post on Resourcefulness (Heather)

Armed with a fierce work ethic Mom decorated birthday cakes, cooked delicious meals from scratch, kept the sewing machine humming, clipped coupons, picked berries, gardened and always managed to preserve the year’s harvest in canning jars.” ~ Amy Laitinen, from … Continue reading

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