My maternal grandfather’s profession: Clerk the Puget Sound Plywood Inc. My mother never worked at a plywood cooperation. My mother, who was raised Lutheren, and Santa. I still have her little gloves. My mother’s baby books – there are two – and the clothes her father bought her when he was stationed in the Philippines during the Second World War. My maternal great-grandmother’s obituary, the Mennonite Bible she was given by her in-laws, her grandson’s letter from the Christian Mission he served, me at my grandparent’s house, with my grandfather and on my great-grandmother’s lap. My maternal grandfather (left) with his father and brother. All very patriotic men who proudly served the United States in the Second World War. My maternal grandmother’s account of her wedding day, the presents they were given and my maternal grandfather’s letter to his in-laws. My maternal grandfather’s retirement from the US Navy, remarks about his naval service and his request to leave the United States in 1947 to go to Alaska.