Click the play button above to hear the beautiful theme from the movie, "The Straight Story", a perfect accompaniement to a nostalgic look at family photos. Thanks to Robert Winter for higher resolution version.
This web site is dedicated to Patricia Alice Winter Oakes, my wife, my friend and my love. She taught me the true value of family, a value she seeks every day to enhance. —Mel Oakes
Mel and Pat Oakes, Interlochen, MI, 2009
Photo by Eugene Buck
This is hand-drawn genealogy tree done for four villages in Sweden. It is part of my colleague and friend, Roger Bengtson’s family. A relative in Sweden did the drawing. Roger’s scan permits zooming to a very detailed level. Sadly that version is too large to include here. You can, however, zoom your browser and see more detail.
The cartoon below seems appropriate.