Turns out after his first wife died in 1907, he married Mary Hunter in 1908 and she lived in Moscow. More to follow at some point on that story. They divorced but we don't know why. Asa's daughter Pearl married Martin Wysong (my grandfather) and they lived in Kennewick. Kennewick is where our mom grew up.
Friday we talked with Ken Silliman of the Farmer's Exchange in Kennewick. His father owned the business, then Ken owned it and now his children own it.
Sue and Pam think I have taken enough pictures…..but how can that be? I still have film in my camera!
After talking with Ken, we decided to go by the Kennewick High School even though we knew the one built in 1936 has been replaced by a new one.
I believe they rebuilt the newest one on the same property but there is no evidence of that.
We then drove over to the other side of town where Almadean's Aunt Tamsel lived. She had a boarding house that is now a Senior Citizens home.
Her Aunt Tamsel was also know to have given Almadean and Ellen hand-me-downs which they appreciated. Mom became a very good seamstress and as Ken (at the Farmer's Exchange) said, those girls always dressed sharp.
After that, we gassed up and headed out of town to Spokane. Around lunch time, we stopped at a regional fast food place for lunch.
When we got back to Spokane, they all checked into the Fairchild Inn again and then came over to the Roadrunner for some down time and dinner.
We decided to bowl a few games at the Roadrunner Lanes on the Wii.
They also took a shot at some tennis.
We grilled some pork loin roast and we had a big salad for dinner.
Then we sat around and talked for a while. After 4 days of this we are running low on energy. We have been running hard and the next few days promise to be a little less intense.
But these are good times and we want to take advantage of our time together. It has been a special time with each other with a few more days left.
Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles! Until next time…