Storykeepers#18–Prairie Emergencies

A trip to Urgent Care this week prompted me to consider the dangers my great-great-grandparents faced as they attempted to cross the prairie. What I discovered wasn’t what I expected. Moviemakers have made us believe Native Americans, riding wild ponies and whooping at the top of their lungs, were the greatest threat. Few tribes are portrayed […]

Storykeepers #17–Puritan Roots

Checking each new detail I learn about my great-great-grandmother’s history leads to three more and I often wonder if I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole. I uncovered another bit of her story this week when I found the burial site of her father, who founded the first Church of Christ in Canyonville, Oregon when he […]