Saturday, April 21

I thought this might be of some interest to some of you old-timers who actually went to school at Louisa Boren junior high. That would be Steve, Mike, and maybe Cheryl, not sure. This picture is from 1963. I never went to school there, but used to go down there and play basketball in their huge gym when I was a junior and senior in high school. This link will take you to more information about the school. Louisa Boren Junior High

Wednesday, April 11

Admiral Theater

Here are some pictures I found of the Admiral Theatre that I thought were interesting. I remember walking all the way up there in the mid-60's from our home on 21st (which MapQuest says is only 3.2 mile, but it seemed further) to watch movies like In Like Flint or a James Bond movie, and get a pack of Tropical Flavors Lifesavers. Very good stuff! I believe the old picture of the exterior is from when the theater first opened up in 1942. I have no idea when the Interior picture was taken. I keep meaning to get up there to watch a movie, but haven't yet. Waiting for the new James Bond movie, I guess.

Saturday, March 31

Dad's bike accident in 1941

Prepare to have your mind blown! I think young Dad looks like young Steve (or vice versa). Let me know if you have any problems with this link. Seattle Times 1941.

Tuesday, March 27

Happy Birthday to our Grandfather, Herbert Jesse Jenks! He was born in Washington on March 27, 1900, and died December 18, 1975 in Mount Vernon, Washington. At the time of his death he was living on Lopez Island. We don't know too much about him except that he married Gladys M. Fuller (our grandmother) and Frances Geraldine Graham, and that at one time he worked for Ericson Shipbuilding in Tacoma, Washington. This picture was taken in the summer of 1975, about four months before he died when Dad, Nancy, and I took the ferry up to Lopez Island to see him.

Monday, March 26

Erik's basketball team, the Trinity Lutheran School, finished with a record of 12-3! Erik finished with 79 points for an average of 5.3 and a high game of 10 points, and 100 rebounds for an average of 6.7. He grabbed a high of 11 rebound in one game, and also had two games with 10 rebounds. Great season, Erik!

Sunday, December 4

Anybody remember this?

This is an old picture of a place I remember at some location in West Seattle as a kid. Anybody else remember where this was at?

Wednesday, November 30

The Green Family

I got a bunch of old pictures from our cousin, Julie Beaurain. It will take me some time to go through them all and find some good ones. Here is a nice family shot of the Green family from maybe late 40s or early 50s? Anyone have a guess?

Sunday, May 8


Saturday, June 26

Happy Birthday Steve!

Happy birthday to our brother Steve! We invite everyone to tip one back today in honor of him. Click on the picture above to see more pictures of Steve when he had a few less birthdays under his belt.

Tuesday, June 22

Happy Birthday Jerry!

It was just a short 51 years ago that Jerry first made his appearance. Click on the image to see more pictures.
Matthew has added a new dog, Guus, to the family to go along with Tyson, Lola, and LT. I'm sure she will fit right in.

Wednesday, June 9

Matthew and Jerry at the Seahawks Game

This picture is Matthew and Jerry at Qwest Field on September 13, 2009 when we went down with our friend Chuck to see the Seahawks beat the St. Louis Rams in the first game of the year, 28-0. It was a beautiful day for drinking! Click on the picture to see more pictures from that game and also a very cold weather game on December 6, when the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers, 20-17. I was way too smart to go to that game! Matthew and Jerry have season tickets for this year's season, so there will be more pictures to follow in the months to come. Go Seahawks!

Monday, June 7

Having Lunch at the Sky Café at the Space Needle

Looking forward to a great summer in Seattle. It's almost here! Here are a few pictures from some of the times we were out and about last summer. Click on the picture or this link to see more pictures.

Sunday, June 6

Jerry and Cathy in Mexico

I've been slacking off on getting some new pictures on to the blog so this week I will be getting new pictures up, hopefully all week. Here are some pictures from Jerry and Cathy's trip this year to Mexico. you can click here or on the picture to go to some more pictures from Mexico.

Monday, February 1

John and Hanna Wilcox's new baby, Taylor Rae, born on February 1, 2010 and weighing in at 7 pounds and 8 ounces, and 21 inches long. Congratulations!

Sunday, December 6

New Old Picture

I got a whole bunch of old pictures from our cousin Julie and I'm going to try and put up on the blog any interesting ones that I find. This first one is pretty basic. Mom and her sisters and Leroy in South Dakota. Not sure about the date but I would guess around 1946-47 by looking at Mom and also by knowing that they moved out here in 1947. It's pretty obvious which ones are Mom and Leroy. Cheryl's best guess are in order, starting on the left, our Aunts Caroline, Gail, Eldora, and Lee.

Wednesday, July 22

Lunch with Dad, Nancy, and Austin

While Cheryl was here for Jerry's 50th birthday, we met Dad, Nancy, and Austin for lunch at a nice fish and chips place down at Seacrest Marina on the Duwamish Head, which is down near Alki Beach. You can see on the map I've included where it is in relationship to Alki Point. This is a nice little place away from the hustle and bustle of Alki Beach where you can fish off the dock and there is also a little commuter ferry that goes back and forth between the Marina and downtown Seattle. This place is also very popular with scuba divers.

Sunday, July 19

Chery and Jay's trip to Cooper

When Cheryl was here for Jerry's birthday we took a quick trip to Cooper Elementary while waiting for Dad and Nancy. I didn't put any information about the individual pictures because anyone who went there knows what they are, and people who didn't go there just don't care, I'm pretty sure. I went to school at Cooper for 4 1/2 years during the heyday of the 60s. That's easily the most time I ever spent at one school. All the interior pictures are from the first floor.

Tuesday, July 7

Tyson's Familly Pictures

FINALLY! Here are the pictures that everyone has been clamoring for months for. I've gotten somewhere between zero and 5000 requests for me to post these pictures showing Tyson and his family. Tyson and Lola gave birth to little LT (stands for Lola and Tyson) on Halloween night 2008. For anyone who doesn't know, Janelle got both Lola and Tyson from different ex-boyfriends, and now LT makes for a complete family.
Lil' LT

Lola and LT
Janelle holding Tyson, LT, & Lola

Mexico 2009

Our family blog hadn't gotten any new content for a while, so I thought I would finally get some of the pictures I have laying around on my computer uploaded to the blog. These pictures are from Jerry in Cathy's most recent trip to Mexico with Pat Brady and his girlfriend, Roxy, and our neighbors, Skip andPeggy. For some reason most of these pictures are showing them with drinks in their hands, but I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Click on this link to see more pictures of their Mexico trip.

Tuesday, April 21

Jerry's 30th Year Class Reunion

Hello everyone - well, Cheryl, since we talk at least two or three times a week, you know what I've been up to. Nothing! A family reunion sounds like a great idea, but as you know it never seems to work out for everyone's schedule. Mike makes just one trip out here every year, first of July, and Steve is limited by his schedule, but I'm always here. Just waiting around for the really nice weather to get here so we can start doing the fun Seattle stuff again. I hope to have pictures soon of Jerry and Cathy's trip to Mexico with our neighbors and Pat Brady and his girlfriend, but in the meantime I thought I would add this link to pictures from Jerry's 30th year class reunion. I hope everyone is doing well and I am looking forward to seeing anyone who does make it out here this summer. By the way Mike (if you are reading this) thanks for finally responding to my invite to facebook. We'll see you this summer.
Hey everyone...what's going on??? Where is everyone??? Anybody have any interesting summer plans? Anyone going to Seattle? Anyone want to come to North Idaho, and camp for a night or two? Just let me would be fun...there is river floating, food and drink all day long, (No, I don't know why we all eat constantly when we're up the river, but we do!!!) hiking, fishing if you are so inclined, bike trails...and some very pretty country side... Maybe I should plan a family reunion up there...for probably next year...see how many people we could get there...if anyone might be interested in that, just let me know...anyway, we need to get some summer plans posted on here...need to be posting more...let all your wonderful relatives know how things are going...let's see some pictures, etc!!! Talk to you all later.

Sunday, March 8

Hawaii 2009

Jerry and Cathy brought home a lot of great pictures from their trip to Hawaii, and instead of cluttering up the family blog with a whole bunch of pictures, I put them all on this page on our Family Photo Album. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 26


We really enjoyed having Jerry and Cathy over here, and wish they could have stayed longer. Erik and Erin were especially sorry to see them leave. I'd explain the unfamiliar faces in the picture, but perhaps you've heard the old saying: "What happens on vacation, stays on vacation." And this picture is so well-posed, even our drinks are symmetrical! Anymore, more to follow, if I can just find the time...

Sunday, February 1

Hi All, Thought it was time to post some new pictures...I actually had a specific order I wanted them to be in, but obviously I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do that!!! I tried to make everything nice and balanced and all of that, but just couldn't do sloppy as it looks, here is.

John and Hanna

Daddy's lil girl

Monday, December 8

Late Pictures

Okay, so I didn't quite post pictures on Thanksgiving...but it isn't Christmas yet, right?

The pictures on the left are from Thanksgiving on the Beach. The other two are from the postage stamp we call a backyard (good spot for beer and a BBQ though, with wild pigs making occasional appearances). I looked but there was no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. A real disappointment, as I could make good use of that. A pot of gold will get you pretty near a tank of gas in Hawaii. And the picture of Erin is in the backyard again; that is some sort of mix between oranges and tangerines, and as of right now, they are mighty sour.

Wednesday, December 3

Happy Holidays!

Well, I haven't been on here in a bit, so I thought I'd wish everyone a happy holiday season and post some new pics of the kids. As you can see they're getting big. Probably due to the popcorn and cereal that Darrius told his pre-school class we had for dinner on Thanksgiving. If we eat that grand on a big holiday, imagine what we're having on normal days! Of course, those of us that know and love Darrius are not surprised he told his class this, as he is also the little twink that told his teachers I beat his sister. Jaylani is doing excellent in school (despite the frequent beatings she's apparently getting) and gets the equivalent of straight A's. (They don't get letter grades in 3rd grade.) Hopefully she'll keep loving school as much as she does, and some of it will rub off on her brother. Keep your fingers crossed! Anyway, hope you all have a great holiday season!

Thursday, November 27

Thnksgiving on the Beach

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We have been busy for the last month+ just trying to get settled in. We lived in temporary housing, a townhouse, for one month, then moved into a bigger place that we are renting for a year, before probably buying a house out here. Our first two weeks in this house, we had no furniture...all that finally came two days ago, and the house is now chatotic. So far, we think Hawaii is a great visit...but think it unlikely we'd want to stay beyond the initial three years.

It seems very wierd to be celebrating Thanksgiving with temperatures near 80. Since we are just now unpacking, we are joining about 180 coworkers for a potluck Thanksgiving, on the beach?!?!? That may sound good, but again, it is a little surreal.

Since moving here, we've been using our webcam with Skype so that Erik and Erin can stay in touch with their best friends in Maryland, and it works great. I hope we can do that with any of you out there who are willing. Skype is free, and Skype to Skype calls are free, so we can have videoconferences for nothing. A pretty good deal.

Have to run, to get ready for my first Thanksgiving on the Boogie Board, so have a great day, and I'll try to post today's pictures when we get home.

Calendars for Troops

Alrighty all of you Jenksters! Tis the season to be jolly and we're shipping my calendars over seas to troops in Iraq in a care package for christmas! please please show your support and buy one from!! I also know that all of you have yet to purchase one for your personal collection! I could be famous one day! haha not really but still..Happy Turkey Day and hope to see all of you soon!
Janelley Poo

Sunday, November 9

eldora's visit

On October 25, Terry and Marsha Steele had a nice family get-together at their home in Edmonds. Here are some pictures of some of our cousins who were there.

Claudia and Eldora

Jeff Blaze

Joanne Beaurain

Julie Beaurain

Terry Steele
Rich Steele
Mary (Steele) Holcombe
Brad Steele
Erin Steele
David Woodrum

Andy Steele

And, of course, Cheryl