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Daveno Historica

A collection of personal and family histories

As of May 22, 2022, I am moving my family histories to my other blog at DavenoTravels. It’s an experiment to see if I can successfully consolidate my online presence, or at least have one that is slightly less fragmented. I remain undecided if I will continue my personal journal documenting the COVID-19 pandemic and both current events and my life in general, which may or may not be of interest to future cultural historians. Feel free to drop me a comment with your thoughts on that.

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 in some form.

Unless otherwise noted, photos on this site are from my family’s personal archives. Use the tag cloud below to access specific names, places or time periods. You will also find my personal journal, which I started recording here in early 2020, in the tag cloud under COVID-19 or Pandemic. Those entries are not up to date …

I split my time between being a custom hatmaker at August Phoenix Hats, and managing an office for a consulting firm in downtown Seattle. When time and circumstances allow, I also travel. Since my travel is curtailed during the pandemic of 2020-2022, I am reissuing my original travel journals as “Director’s Cuts” with extended text and additional photos, which you will find at Daveno Travels.