"In 1948, he purchased Van Horn Service, a little store and gas station in Van Horn. Two sons were born to them, Richard, and then Michael, two years later.
He ran the store while Harriett had two little boys at home, just down the road from the store, where they have resided for all these years. Soon, the boys were old enough to go along, and she joined him at work in the store, "for just a while." Well, she is still working at age 91, but she doesn't go as early as she used to!! Albert and
Harriett had a strict work ethic. The family rule was, and still is: If you are not in the hospital, or dead, you go to work!!"
Excerpt from Albert Franks obit, read more.
My inquiry to Cliff Johnson solved the mystery of the nickname 'Nanny Bill' pretty quickly, Cliff shared…”I can relate the history. When Billy (Bill’s grandson) was a little tyke (maybe 3-4 yrs) and Dad would go to Sedro shopping, at times he would bring back bananas. He’d give one to Billy, who called them nanas, or nannys. And from that, Dad became known as ‘Nanny Bill’. And since this was his Grandad, Billy also hung the moniker on his other Grandfather, Jim Wilson. He was known as ‘Nanny Jim”.
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"All the materials for the making of good homes and a fine country are here. The entire valley for the most part will make the best of farming or grazing lands. The people are for the most part educated and very industrious, being inspired by a knowledge that good and desirable homes can be built here..."
Communication from Birdsview May 1882
by Dick Fallis
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