Category Archives: Travel

CATTLE BARON of THE WEST

When neighboring townspeople returned home to their Brackenheim village in Württemberg, Germany during the mid-1800s boasting of the money they earned in a short time in America, Heinrich Kreiser, a young butcher’s apprentice, knew he would do the same with … Continue reading

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MY MEMOIR

It has come to my attention that the soft-cover print edition of my memoir, His Daughter’s Remembrance, is not and never was available at Amazon.com as announced after its March 2017 publication. Excerpts, including photos not in the book, were … Continue reading

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BETRAYED

Mom felt well enough to accompany me on a two-week road trip across Nevada to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon in my first car, a 1954 Ford Victoria. The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Sun Valley, Idaho, exceeded our expectations. When … Continue reading

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FAMILY MAN

He always knew the correct answers to questions that stumped me. I thought he knew more than my school teachers. I wanted to learn from him and, someday, know as much as he did. He studied to be a contestant … Continue reading

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BASEBALL WITH FATHER, Part 3

Mom experienced increasing difficulty walking and felt too unsteady to travel east again with my father for his annual visit to the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) convention in Washington, D.C. so he invited me to accompany him. It … Continue reading

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BASEBALL WITH FATHER

The best times with my father were during baseball games at Seals Stadium in San Francisco in the late 1940s and early 1950s. We had great seats at ground level between home plate and the Seals’ third-base dugout. Ransom’s interest … Continue reading

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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 1 of 2…. In the railroad survey section at the Bend, Oregon, High Desert Museum’s Spirit of the West exhibit, visitors learn that young Lt. Henry L. Abbot led an Army Corps of Topographical Engineers (all West Point graduates) … Continue reading

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