Wausau, WI - Middle School in the Midwest

Wausau, WI - Middle School in the Midwest
  727 McIndoe Street: Dinon's Wausau home (Present day: Google Maps Street View) It was the Spring of 1942 when the Boyer family  moved 1,200 miles  from  Nahant, MA  to Wausau, WI.  My grandfather, Dinon, was 10 years old at the time, and lived with his family in  a huge white...
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Wausau, WI - The McIndoe House

Wausau, WI - The McIndoe House
  In the Spring of 1942, just a few short months after Pearl Harbor, my 10-year-old grandfather and his family  moved 1,200 miles  from  Nahant, MA  to Wausau, WI. His parents, my great-grandparents Ralph and Babe, had taken on a lot more responsibility in the 12 years since their 1930 marriage....
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From Nahant to Wausau

From Nahant to Wausau
  On the first day of 1942, my great-grandfather, Ralph Boyer, was living in Nahant, MA with his two young sons and pregnant wife, Babe.  Three weeks before, Pearl Harbor had been bombed and the United States had declared war.  By the spring of 1942, Ralph had accepted a new job...
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Nahant, MA: Wartime

Nahant, MA: Wartime
    Between the ages of 5 and 11 (1936-1942) my grandfather, Dinon, lived on one square mile of land, a peninsula called Nahant off the shore of Massachusetts, just a little northeast of Boston.   Dinon's father, my great-grandfather Ralph, worked on the mainland end of the Nahant causeway in...
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Nahant, MA

Nahant, MA
In 1930, Ralph and his new bride, Babe, moved to  Pittsfield, Massachusetts  so that Ralph could begin his new job as a chemical engineer for General Electric's plastic division.   In 1936, my great-grandfather Ralph was transferred to General Electric's plant in Lynn.  So he picked up his pregnant wife and...
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Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield, MA
  One thing I have learned to never under-estimate is the power of old family photos.  The emotional impact, and story-telling power, of a single photo is always incredible to me, even when the photos are of another person's family. So imagine how hard it was for me to breathe when...
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