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The Hooley family circle has an interwoven, multifaceted heritage that was shared at the 2017 J. Paul Hooley reunion in Idaho. The family name ‘Hooley’ was originally Holly prior to immigrating to America. Caring for the earth while providing for family has been cultivated throughout the family history. J. Paul had the desire to own… Continue reading Hooley Emblem Updated!
The Hooley family circle has an interwoven, multifaceted heritage that was shared at the 2017 J. Paul Hooley reunion in Idaho. The family name ‘Hooley’ was originally Holly prior to immigrating to America. Caring for the earth while providing for family has been cultivated throughout the family history. J. Paul had the desire to own… Continue reading Hooley Emblem
The Thanksgiving I Will Not Forget Thanksgiving that year came early, it might have even been the last week of October. I flew in from Washington to to join Dad and Mom in Indian Cove, at that long family table made by pushing three tables together and merging them with table-cloths. We loaded it with… Continue reading The Thanksgiving I will never forget
Call for Contributions re “Thanksgiving.” Please share a post regarding the holiday or gratitude — generally or about something specific. Please post your contribution in early November, 2017. Media: Posts can take the form of Story, Poetry, Music, Photos, Research, Jokes, Recipes, How-To-Do’s, Travel Journals, Prayers, even advertisements for things you make in relation to… Continue reading Thanksgiving
innovation music prankster farm talk tractors, farm equipment, irrigation storytellers realistic the nose ice cream faith big hearts caring deeply laughter details a swagger contrariness—like to be right don’t give up easily kindness problem solving get something done persistence enterprising calm expression love waterfalls loving nature emotional nonplussed ‘on the spot’ God sing four-part harmony… Continue reading What is Hooley?
Dear Family, I plan to make periodic “Calls for Contributions” on a somewhat seasonal basis. They will be prompts for you to post on a particular topic, but any variation on the theme is always welcome. Here’s my current concept (12 calls projected across 3 years): November 2017: Thanksgiving (the holiday, or gratitude in general) February… Continue reading Calls for Contributions
There has been debate about the flood story. While looking through Mylin’s old photos, I came across the story as written by Alta herself – do not think we can debate that. She does not express a lot of emotion – just facts. I like to read between the lines and try to imagine the… Continue reading The Flood Story