Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Did You Do in 1997?

It’s time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver. This week’s topic is one about which I remember little.

1)  We all have a family history.  What did you and your family do in 1997?

Randy’s post is quite long and he mentioned that the details were found in yearly Christmas letters. We wrote Christmas messages each year, too, but unfortunately I don’t have any of them saved.

First, my family is small and I do know that there were no births, deaths or marriages that took place that year.

We lived in Alta Loma, California in the same house form 1984 until 2010, when we retired and moved to Tucson, Arizona.

Dave was working as an electrical engineer at Raytheon in Los Angeles, getting up at 4:00 in the morning to get on the carpool that made the 52mile commute (each way) every day from Monday to Friday. His office overlooked LAX.

I had a much shorter commute, driving across town to Vineyard Junior High School in Alta Loma, California, where I was a Resource Specialist teaching 7th and 8th graders with learning disabilities.

I only have a few photos tagged for 1997. If not for them, I wouldn’t be able to tell you a single thing about that year!

We have visited almost 200 national park sites across the United States and, that summer, we visited Mammoth Cave in Kentucky:

My mother came out to visit each year at Christmas and that year, we apparently drove down to San Diego, where Mom took a photo of Dave, me and our son, sitting on a bench at a marina.

Our son was in 4th grade that year, which in California means learning about the California missions. We visited a number of them that year, including Mission San Diego:

All in all, I’d say 1997 was a rather quiet, unmemorable year for the Stufflebean family.



One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Did You Do in 1997?”

  1. It’s good that you found a few photos. I’m going to check the creative memories photo albums I made for my daughters for inspiration.

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