A Fifth Generation Olympian
“The spell survives, and just as powerfully as if the natal spot were an earthly paradise. So has it been in my case.” Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
I was one of those teenagers who left the old home town at the first opportunity, but not because I wanted to. Opportunity called me away. I still have very deep feelings for beautiful, quirky Olympia, Washington and am glad my parents still live there. After spending last weekend at my 35th high school reunion, seeing all the old faces, I felt more in love with Olympia’s east side than ever. So here’s my little IPhone homage to the capital city on the bay, Puget Sound’s postcard.
My daughter, Hannah, is a professional genealogist who works for the Oregon Historical Society. She has created a blog about our fascinating ancestry in the Pacific Northwest, dominated by mariners:Pioneers on the Waterways of the Pacific Northwest. As for related Musings, you will enjoy Where I Love Best: America’s Pacific Northwest about my feelings at our homecoming after 13 months in Europe, as well as this tribute to my parents including their origins and commitment to Olympia: No Place Like Home.
Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage update: Over 65,000 words, 2 (out of 10) chapters to go. Digital publication, website, and social sites coming soon!
Hint of Romance
A content childhood in a happy hometown is one of life’s rare and precious blessings.