Sunday, December 02, 2007

Winter Memories in Minnesota

The first big winter storm has come to Snoqualmie Pass, Washington: over two feet of snow within 24-hours!

My 87-year-old mother, Doris, has just moved in with my husband and myself - in time to enjoy a very white Christmas. It's quite a change for her from the sticky, warm weather in Alabama over the past seven years.

In honor of winter memories from times past, I'd like to share some images from her childhood, and some from even earlier. These photographs were taken of the Ole and Malla Johnson family near Fosston, Polk County, and Leonard, Clearwater County, Minnesota, in between 1910-1944.

Let it snow!


  1. We haven't gotten much in the way of snow yet, but I'm certain our turn will come. I enjoyed the winter logging pictures.

  2. We live at a ski resort, so snow is a necessary element here, unless global warming changes things... My Mom is certainly enjoying watching the snow again! That's her dad and uncles doing the logging.

  3. Brrrr!

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Mountain Girl.

    Love your old family photos and their presentation.