Daveno Historica

A collection of personal and family histories

My mother took the time to write her story. “I never knew much about the lives of my parents, and I do want my children to know about me… My life, on a whole, has not been very interesting, but perhaps my children will appreciate this”.

Every life is worth telling, and preserving, and passing on…

I will share my mother’s here. Unless otherwise noted, photos are from my family’s personal archives. Use the tag cloud below to access specific names, places or time periods.

I am now using this blog to share my personal stories, which I started recording here in early 2020. Click on COVID-19 or Pandemic from the tag cloud for “My Pandemic Year” stories, which are posted retrospectively (by about 30 days) rather than in real time.

I’m a custom hatmaker at August Phoenix Hats. “When I’m not making hats, I’m making history” (or at least posting it online). When time and circumstances allow, I also travel. During the Pandemic I am re-releasing my original journals as extended “Director’s Cuts”, which you will find at Daveno Travels, starting with Italy.