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Tracie Clawson

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I'm sorry. We do not offer cat-free shipping. πŸ˜½πŸ“¦ #catsofinstagram #catsofups #rescuecats #manxcat #thisboxisnowmine

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First day of school. I hope they are ready... 😬 I'm going to bed! πŸ’€ #firstdayofschool #getready ##norththurstonpublicschools #teachersrock #nightshift #sotired

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Day 2 of #genealogyphotoaday and #myfavoriteancestor. I had a difficult time choosing between my grandparents. This is my Nana, Thelma Sutherlin Sloat. She was born in Sutherlin, Oregon and was descended from the Sutherlin's who settled there. When I started becoming interested in genealogy, she would tell me "That's fine, I just don't want to know about any horse thieves!" I did end up telling her about the first Southerland who was sent out of Scotland way back when for committing a series of burglaries... I do miss my Nana; she was an amazing woman. I could talk about her endlessly. πŸ’œ #familyhistory #genealogy #familypictures #grandmother #missyou #Sutherlin #Scotland

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So happy to have two of my most awesomest student employees back this year after their semester abroad! Sean went to Germany and Meadow to France. Welcome back to the night shift! I'm glad you are here! 🌎 πŸ˜ƒ #welcomeback #collinsmemoriallibrary #univpugetsound #nightshift #semesterabroad

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I can already tell it's going to be a great year on night shift with Library Security Assistant Mushawn at Collins Memorial Library! πŸ˜„πŸŒŸπŸ™Œ #collinsmemoriallibrary #univpugetsound #nightshift #welcomeback #librarylife #loggerup

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Today's #genealogyphotoaday #startswithO. This is my grandfather's scrapbook from the time that was with the Oregon State Police. FW Sloat was hired in the mid 1930's and started collecting articles and photos which he pasted into this scrapbook. My grandmother, Thelma, made the cover. * My grandfather was a very quiet man, but as he grew older I was able to spend a bit more time with him when he needed extra care. If you could get him in the mood, it was fascinating to hear him talk about his time in the police department. When I look through the scrapbook now with my kids, I am able to recall some of these stories and pass them on. * #familyhistory #genealogy #familypictures #familyscrapbook #lawenforcement #oregonstatepolice #osp

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On the back porch, enjoying a glass of CuvΓ©e de la Reine from Stottle winery, with my friend Bert the Bug. Only two weeks left before I head back to work, so Bert and I will be spending a lot of time soaking up the rest of our summer (books and wine πŸ“š 🍷) on the back porch! #stottlewinery #cuvΓ©edelareine #whatkindofbugisthis #vacationsalmostover #backtowork #itwasfunwhileitlasted

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25 years ago...Happy Anniversary to us @russ.clawson Three kids, one grandson, a bunch of cats, dogs, gerbils, and a goldfish named Mr. Bojangles later. I can't say I do it ALL over again - I think I'd skip the exploding gerbils...😱 πŸ’œπŸ’ Lym NLYP NOEM #happyanniversary #25thanniversary #wemadeitthisfar #weddingpicture

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Today's #genealogyphotoaday #startswithF. My grandfather, Francis Walter "Tech" Sloat, was a man I looked up to and admired, and I miss him dearly. * FW Sloat was born in 1905 in Hood River, OR, to Isabelle (Mitchell) Sloat, a Scottish immigrant, and Wesley Cook Sloat, a Canadian immigrant. Early on, FW knew a career in law enforcement was for him; his much older brother was Hood River Chief of Police. FW started out with the US Forestry Service though, on the lookout for fires and trailblazing through the Columbia River Gorge. * FW was hired on close to the begining of the creation of the Oregon Highway Patrol as a radio technician - hence the nickname "Tech". He soon was out of the radio room though, and riding a motorcycle up through the Columbia River Gorge as part of his patrol. * He met and married Thelma Sutherlin in 1935 and they had two daughters. Thelma was a nurse. In 1950, they moved to Washington State, where FW continued his career in law enforcement with the Clark County Sheriff's department until he retired in the 1960's. * He and Thelma spent their retirement on 10 acres of wooded property in La Center, Wa, in a beautiful house with two gardens and a happy granddaughter who loved those years she spent there. * FW died at 93. He and Thelma had been married 64 years. πŸ’œ *#family #familyhistory #familypictures #oregonstatepatrol #osp #clarkcountysheriffsdepartment ##hoodriveroregon #Sloat #sutherlin #immigrant #lovestory

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Today's #genealogyphotoaday #startswithC and for my is my roadblock. Christopher Mitchell was born abt. 174o in Ireland, according to family history. He ended up in Scotland, possibly because of the Irish Famine (Bliain an Áir) in 1740-41. * Christopher is my "roadblock". I haven't been able to trace back past him. He married Jean Wright in the Parish of Essie in 1763. I have found birth records for three sons. * It is interesting to not that during a time period where names were often handed down, there are no 'Christopher's' in any descendants of Christopher and Jean (Wright)Mitchell. Very curious! #genealogy #familyhistory #Scotland #mitchell #Irishhistory #bliainanair #cabrach #irishfamine #Aberdeenshire

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A day behind, but catching up. My #genealogyphotoaday for #startswithB is my grandmother, Barbara Ann GeRoy, born 1926 in Everett, WA. (Pictured here are cousins. Left to right, Arthur Carl Lindstrom, Barbara Ann and Jeanne Frances GeRoy, and Laura May Lindstrom) * In 1942, Barbara married Billie Jean Sebers and they had one son, before Billie Jean was tragically killed in a car accident on Christmas Eve. Their son, William Zyrl, was five years old. * Barbara met and married Merle Alvin Sharp in 1950 and they were happily married for 62 years until his death in 2012. Barbara now lives with her son and daughter in law in Vancouver, WA. She is 92 years old and going strong. * #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #geroy #sebers #sharp #zyrl

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Today's #genealogyphotoaday for August 1 #startswithA. This is great great grandfather Albert Clawson (1857-1903) and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson (1859-1939). Also pictured are two of their four children, Inez and Oliver. Albert was a teacher on the Port Gamble Indian reservation in Kitsap Co., Wa., where he died from influenza when he was in his 40's. I have transcripts of lovely letters that talk about Albert running off to marry his "Thompson Girl". In the family bible the marriage date is listed as 1887, and the subsequent birth of their first child is a respectable 1889, but records actually record a marriage date of 1888 and the birth a few months later. After Albert's death, Sarah remarried a few years later and settled in Thurston County where she is buried near her children. #familyhistory #clawson #Thompson #PortGamble #genealogy

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Wyatt, the incredibly picky eater, giving a big thumbs up to a huge slice of @wickedpies pepperoni pizza. He ate it in record time; I was lucky to get a picture! πŸ• πŸ˜‹ #pizzaislife #pickyeaters #happykid @toprungbrewing

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Pretty hanging baskets for the back yard! πŸ˜³πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ’ #flowers #petunias #prettyflowersmakemehappy #pnw

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Starting the afternoon right at Shoebox Spirits! Russ in a happy place with the Shoebox Sample Flight (that Apple pie Shine!🍎) and The Divine Ms. M sipping on a 222 Market Mule. Walked out with some Apple Pie Shine...😘 #shoeboxspirits #applepieshine #pnw #olympiawashington

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Little green apples! What to make when they are big green apples? Applesauce? Apple pie? Apple wine? 🍏#greenapple #applewine #pnw #applewatch @russ.clawson

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My great great grandparents, Francis and Marion (Gilbert) Mitchell, who immigrated to America from Tillathrowie, Gartly, Aberdeenshire, with seven of their nine children and Francis' mother in 1871. Their eldest son had immigrated earlier with Francis' brother, and they settled near him in Minnesota. My grandmother, Isabella Marion, married my grandfather, Wesley Cook Sloat, who immigrated from Canada. #nationofimmigrants #descendedfromimmigrants #Scotland #Canada #genealogyphoto #familyhistory

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One of my most awesome (yes, they ALL are..)student employees, back from a semester abroad in Scotland! Maloy is spending the summer here with us at Collins in the Makerspace before starting her Senior year at UPS! So glad you're back, Maloy! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ #univpugetsound #collinslibrary #library #gladtoseeyou

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