Category Archives: Fauntleroy

The last oyster farm in Oysterville

I knew “Danny” Driscoll when he went to the Fauntleroy YMCA. He was one of the second graders in the Friday after school group for which I was the high school Junior Leader. For a long time, I’ve wanted to … Continue reading

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For Sale: 30 years of memories

My West Seattle house went on the market today. It doesn’t look like it did for all those years, though. It has been cleaned out, painted, and staged. Even the carpet was pulled out and the hardwood floor repaired and … Continue reading

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Mom’s memorial service program

                    Click on the photo below to see an online version of the        program for Mom’s memorial service.

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Eleven years ago, on the second Wednesday in February, my father died – at the Kenney retirement home in West Seattle – room G330. My mother was at his side. This last week, on the second Wednesday in February, my … Continue reading

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The Wedding Album

The photos from the wedding and reception are now available HERE and via the link on “The Wedding” page (see menu bar at top)

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So… am I Mr. Fosnaugh now?

Kathy and I were married last Saturday. I’ve been meaning to get a website online so folks can share pictures in one spot – but that hasn’t happened. It has been a busy week and now we are packing for … Continue reading

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In memory of my friend Armi

This video is from several years ago but I just saw it today for the first time after my fiancée Kathy shared it with me via Facebook. Watching it, I was immediately reminded of my Finnish friend Armi Schwalbach (née … Continue reading

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Sad news at Winter’s end

Yesterday my first cousin once removed, Tony Commerée, died from a heart attack suffered while at work up in Port Angeles. He was only 49 years old. I never really knew him, having only met him in the last few … Continue reading

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Definitely good. Karbma.

Friend Karen Bullard a.k.a. “karb”, whom I know from my time at the Fauntleroy YMCA and Camp Colman, has taken up yoga instruction. She works from her home in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood as well as the University YMCA. Here is a … Continue reading

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Mom’s 98th birthday

My mother completes her 98th year this coming Tuesday 10 November (having been born on that date in 1916) and heads into her 99th in good spirits. Her memories can be very jumbled and she becomes confused more easily this last year, … Continue reading

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