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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 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.