65th Reunion, Middlebury College

Time marches on. June 1958 marked my college graduation. I am working on an essay for the yearbook that will be compiled for the occasion. Below is a photo from the big day in 1958.

My Aunt Libby, Cousin Betsy, Janet the graduate, my mother, my sister-in-law Lil, June 1958

Moving on from June 1958, there were graduate studies at Northwestern University, the University of California Berkeley, and University College Dublin,, much travel, marriage for 54 years, 3 sons, 9 grandchildren. Does moving to a Retirement Home with Assisted Living in Seattle the last stop? I do not think so. I have much to look forward to – engaging with new friends as well as old, and I have 2 long term projects which are keeping me busy and engaged. My current passions are genealogy and postcard collecting. And I have an ongoing blog, Janet’s Thread, for which I try to write an entry each day. Plus I am still active in the fibre arts scene as a weaver, knitter, and crocheter.

An old postcard of Le Chateau

At my weaving loom in Bhutan – We lived there for 2 years – a rich experience in the Himalayas. It’s a bit misleading to include this photo since I no longer have the big loom and I don’t weave at that scale – but I couldn’t resist!

The Hagerman Formation: Multi-Use Geology

So much information. Wonderful fossil finds.

Wickersham's Conscience

The Hagerman Formation, a layer of sand and silt compressed to fragile sedimentary rock, is part of the larger Idaho Group. It’s world famous as the source of the Hagerman fossils. A large piece of the Formation is preserved as the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, which has produced thousands of fossils across more than 220 species. The most famous fossil is probably the Hagerman Horse, a Pliocene era, zebra-sized ancestor of the modern horse. But the fossil beds also contain everything from mastodon fossils to sabertooths (saberteeth?) to shrews.

The Hagerman Formation is a small element of the deep layers mud, sand and gravel deposited by the series of ancient lakes that are collectively known as Lake Idaho. At some of Lake Idaho’s various peak levels, it extended from 60 miles west of Boise east to the Twin Falls area. Boise itself was Lake Idaho lakebed, hundreds of feet…

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