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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know a little more about our various and sundry blogs:

Echo Hill Ancestors is our blog on the Shane, Walker, Boss, Daly and Arbuckle Families.  URL is: http://susaned1.wordpress.com

The Graveyard Rabbit of North Snohomish County is devoted to graveyard studies and pictures, not limited to our family lines.  URL is: http://susaned2.wordpress.com

The Family File is our blog on the Edminster, Neust, Hartwell, Leach, Higley and Sherman Families. URL is https://susaned3.wordpress.com

The Four Dog Blog, and Life at Echo Hill Farm, is devoted to our four legged friends and everyday life out here in the sticks.  URL is http://susaned4.wordpress.com

Stop by for a visit when you can….


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Signs of the coming spring are beginning to show here in the Northwest. For one thing the coyotes are screaming at night and I suppose that means there will soon be pups and then even more coyote screaming and yipping. The resident rabbit population will need to go into hiding if it wants to survive. Another sign of spring is the arrival of many, many extra dust bunnies at our house, in fact they’re not bunnies at all but the size of full grown rabbits! Since our primary heat source is a wood stove this gives rise to the large dust bunny population as well as layers of dust in every nook and cranny. Many of them have no doubt been lurking about for awhile but now that the days are sunnier and also a bit longer the bunnies are much more noticeable, just begging to have a visit with the broom and dust mops. Our house has lots of large windows so today it was time to attack the layer of dust and smoke that had accumulated on the glass and also the valances were looking a bit droopy, and no wonder when I saw the layer of dust and smoke clinging on to them!! Oh my. So I bravely went at it and now have sparkling clean windows you can actually see through, clean valances and a reduced population of dust bunnies. My eyes feel as though they’re full of gravel but that’s a small price to pay. Because of all this flurry of activity over the last several days I’ve not done any blogging so it’s time to start catching up with some posts. I’ve been toying with the idea of making the two family history blogs back into static sites and leaving “The Four Dog Blog” and “The Graveyard Rabbit of North Snohomish County” in blog format. Static sites might work better for the readers of the history blogs but the other two lend themselves quite well to blogging. Well, we’ll have to see how the dust bunny population explodes before making a decision on that. Meanwhile, I’m preparing a new post for “The Four Dog Blog” for tonight before getting back to our record digitizing project. All that writing should allow plenty of time for the dust bunny population to explode again!

February 21, 2009, Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, All Rights Reserved

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Hello Friends and Family,

Because of the number of documents I’m filing on the Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog we decided to start a new blog on which to post Ed’s family history and documentation. This blog will include posts on the Sherman, Hartwell, Higley, Neust, Leach and Edminster families and we hope this new format will make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We’d love to hear from you!

Look for posts in the next few days.

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