Hi! Glad you’re back because I have someone very important to introduce you to, Ash!
Ash, aka, Melody, quietly meowed as a kitten; my daughter doesn’t like a loud cat. My tender-hearted adult daughter was delighted as she adopted the three-month-old kit from the Humane Society to live with us. Melody quickly wiggled her way into our laps and into our hearts.
The day I took pictures for the header for this site and my facebook page, www.facebook.com/explorehistorywithMichelleandAsh, our now one-year-old cat walked across the decorations I staged for the railroad cafe and ice cream shop photos. I planned to scoot her away but thought better of it. That furry feline added an adorable quality to still objects. I kept her in the photo and gave her a character name, Ash. Later I will write out the whole fiction story of how Ash got her name. For now, Ash, aka Melody, and I are both curious about historical places and artifacts. If you’re curious, follow along on the journey!
Howdy! It’s fun to share in learning history together. I was born into history, and so were you. I was born in California on the eve of the Summer of Love, and no I’m not a love child. In fact, I enjoy the history of the past and not the ’60s era.
As you will see from my page titles, while I plan to fill one by one, my favorite time periods to explore include the American West, it’s various people, transportation advancements, and clothing of the 18th – early 20th centuries. Come with me on a journey through the history of the West from the shores of the Mississippi to the unknown frontier in Far West. I’ve traveled to many places, talked to a variety of lovely people and framed an abundance of photos.
Let me introduce you to our traveling partner, Ash! I’ve never seen such a curious cat, with her nose sniffing around boxes, as I look through books. Her goal is to get outside, as you will see. So many living history parks, historical buildings, and trails are waiting to be explored.