mileposts and transitions

Some recent mileposts and transitions: first, this week my granddaughter, Sadie, will be celebrating her 14th birthday. Also, her brother Garrett will turn 18 in June. Both Sadie and Garrett are in my thoughts, every day, and I send them my love and best wishes. I wish Tommy could be here to see his children […]

christmas photos from uncle fred

My brother (Tommy’s uncle) Fred recently sent me a couple of photos taken recently. Below is a picture of Fred and his daughter, Maureen. Below is a photo of his oldest daughter, Patience. After serving with the Peace Corps in what was then Zaire (and now Republic of Congo) for a number of years, first […]

grandpa phil marton’s career as a merchant marine officer

Recently I received an email request from my old school, the California Maritime Academy, asking me to send updated information about myself for the new edition of the school directory of graduates, which will be published soon. I updated my information as requested, but instead of sending a writeup about my own activities, I thought […]

tom’s sixth great grandfather, jesse peck

Tom was very interested in history, especially local California history, and he was also very interested in his own family’s history. This interest included all branches of his family: the Roses and Martons on my side and the Welckers and Craters on his mother’s side. Tom would be especially interested in some recent research I […]