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.
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.
The cartoon below seems appropriate.