Pioneer Potluck

My snowy driveway one winter morning, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Pioneer Potluck: Frigid days and a broken arm

North Kenai, now Nikiski 1967 to January 1969 Chapter One We moved from a cold, cold large trailer house in a trailer court behind M… Continue reading

 

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About Birthday Presents

Happy Birthday to Grandson Arleigh Bacarella. Born Jan. 6, 1986. We cannot believe it was 33 years ago that he was born in Soldotna, after… Continue reading

 

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About today and 5 years ago

The following article was written five years ago!! It is nice to read what has happened and the improvements that were made to make our… Continue reading

 

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About being curious and reminiscing

I came here in July 1967. Fifty years ago! I have a curiosity that always runs through my head. One is how I watched Kenai… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About Christmas Past — On the farm

NORTHERN COLORADO 1940s and 50s It was always Dad’s job to go get the tree. We lived on a farm with cottonwood trees so that… Continue reading

(Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)

Pioneer Potluck: About an abducted Christmas tree

CHRISTMAS 1979 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA This story is a repeat story, but well worth the laughter. Reminiscence of Christmases Past Christmas 1979 was looking very bleak… Continue reading

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Traffic moves west along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. I-70 is closed west of Junction City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Pioneer Potluck: About blizzards in Northern Colorado

East and north of Fort Collins, Colorado 1940s and 1950s In Alaska, what someone called a blizzard does not hold a candle to the blizzard… Continue reading

Traffic moves west along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018. I-70 is closed west of Junction City, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About words we used and fun sayings!

I grew up with all kinds of fun sayings. Our Dad had some that I am sure he made up! Grandpa Cogswell had some that… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About the Greatest Generation

1930s AND EARLY 40s I was born in 1937. Families did not have much money or much to eat. But they were hardy and knew… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg
Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg

Pioneer Potluck: About Halloween

In Colorado in the 50s and 60s In Alaska in the late 60s and 70s Halloween was cold in Colorado just like it is in… Continue reading

Ann “Grannie Annie” Berg