WELHOUSE

Dutch / Irish / German. Builders, farmers, singers.

My maternal side. A bunch of tall, lanky, smart-talkers. I made this for a 2016 family reunion in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. All 13 of the siblings were raised on a sizeable swath of farmland with a beautiful and massive barn built by great-grandfather Anton. Everyone has their own special relationship with THE barn. Grandma is a real wordsmith and Grandpa loved a good pair of pliers.

STEBBINS

Lots of attorneys. Lots of  teachers. Lots of readers. Lovers of justice and a good glass of booze. A boisterous yet loving bunch. Rooted in blue collar but with a fairly elevated opinion of themselves. The wild Southern Oregon Coast with a dash of Wisconsin. Grandma would have us all believe that we’re 100% Swedish (which is not accurate).