Sally Burke

Posted on Nov 8, 2020
Sally Burke

My friend Sally Burke passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was such an inspiration to so many. When Mansion on a Hill was published she contacted me and asked me if I were to write another book, she would like to share her story. Sally gave birth to a daughter at The Willows in […]

Lynn Keller

Posted on Jun 2, 2016

Grandpa Keller taught himself to play the violin when he was in his 80s. His great grand nieces Sharon and Sheila Brennan played violin with him on several occasions. He lived to be 100 years old and a remarkable man. He loved Emma and his family. He was a very quiet, hard-working, humble, brilliant man. […]

Aunt Maude Thompson

Posted on May 13, 2016

This photo of Maude Thompson was taken by Sheila Brennan Wallace. Aunt Maude was married to Chris Thompson, whose brothers Nels and Ludwig were married to Grandpa Keller’s sisters, Alta and Ella. Nels and Alta were Sheila’s great grandparents. Aunt Maude hosted the ladies’ sewing circle over many years and made beautiful quilts. Many in […]

Wanda’s school photos

Posted on Apr 13, 2016

Wanda and her siblings attended Nieve School. It was a one room school house about an mile north of the Keller farm located on the Potawatomie Indian Reservation. Christina Thompson Bowers (Wanda’s cousin) was one of their teachers.   This is Wanda’s first grade. Her teacher was Miss Walker L to R: Lavern Thomas, Sarah Harrison, Lorene Thomas, […]

Emma Keller’s family

Posted on Apr 7, 2016

Emma’s Grandpa and Grandma Ward who raised her. This would have been taken in about 1890 as Emma was born in 1889. Back row: Molly Ward, Anna Ward, Artie Ward, Elijah (Romie) Millinix (Emma’s father), Esiah Front row: Flora Belle Ward Mullinix (Emma’s mother), Baby Emma Mullinex, Grandma Ward, Ray Ward, Grandpa Ward, Allie WardGrandma Ward […]

Do you see a resemblance?

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

See if you can know which photo is of Wanda and which is Leona.     

Leona on July 4, 1924

Posted on Mar 28, 2016

This is a photo of Leona on July 4, 1924. She would be a little over a month pregnant with Mother. 

Wanda and Lee’s Friends and Traveling Companions

Posted on Mar 27, 2016

Wanda and Lee loved to travel and had some great friends and traveling companions as mentioned in MLV.  Just some of their traveling companions were John and Ann Sage, Leonard and Emily Dodge, Don and Ivaleu Miller, Harold and Letha Reser, and Charles and Delores Tanksley.  The Millers and Parrs went to Jamaica in 1977.Yes, […]