Do you see a resemblance?

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

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

Welcome

Posted on Mar 26, 2016

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am excited to share with you about the story of my mother and grandmother. It brought me great joy to revisit some wonderful memories and also to create some events how I would imagine they happened from things my mother and grandmother shared in the past. I hope you enjoy the book.

Two Peas in a Separated Pod

Posted on Mar 20, 2016

Two Peas In A Separated Pod is a true story. Take a journey with two women on the road to discoveries and realizations. Jeannie and Carole write about their lives growing up. Each is unaware of the other. Jeannie is raised in the Bronx, New York. She grows up knowing that she is adopted and […]

Leona and Wanda enjoying music

Posted on Feb 20, 2016

Leona and Wanda both loved music but couldn’t carry a tune. Something they shared in common. This is Grandma Leona’s 1910 Edison Phonograph that belonged to her grandfather. We had a great time listening to all the old songs.

Baby Marcia

Posted on Feb 6, 2016

Marcia Hendrickson/Wanda June Keller Born Valentine’s Day February 14, 1925 Wanda JuneAlmost 2 years old  Getting ready to water the gardenWanda with broken nose from playing ballGraduation/Prom DressHigh school days at Uncle John’s house in DeliaWanda played for the Topeka Oilers. (smile Wanda) Signed to LeeWedding photo Dec. 28, 1946  

The Willows Maternity Sanitarium (Mansion on a Hill)

Posted on Jan 31, 2016

The Willows in 1909 The Willows Maternity Sanitarium was in operation from 1905 to 1969 and it is said that over 35,000 babies were born at the Willows and placed for adoption. I will be adding photos and other information here as I gather it. If you have any information about The Willows, I would […]

Is fishing an inherited trait? What about hunting? Gardening? Cooking?

Posted on Jan 29, 2016

Proof that fishing, hunting, gardening, and cooking are inherited traits.  🙂 Leona’s haul Wanda’s haul Grandpa helping Wanda hold her fish. Wanda shooting Babe and Wanda’s game Leona and Bud ready for hunt.Louis, Leona, and Bud (or is that Bonnie and Clyde?)Russell and Leona with deer and elk antlers from their hunting trips.Leona showing Lee the bear […]

Wanda and Leona

Posted on Jan 25, 2016
Wanda and Leona

This is a photo of my mother and Grandma Leona at the Keller/Parr farm when Grandma Leona came to visit us for the first time in October 1991.