Mom and Daddy in 1965

Peppy and Joan in 1965

The children of
Jack Lewis Peppan
wife Joan

Lisa Marie Peppan
Lisa M Peppan, 1975,  at the beginning of her senior year in high school

Lisa in 1976

has done a little of just about everything. 

Between 1975 and 1979, she . . .
spent a summer on the pit crew of a demolition derby car
flipped burgers for a local Jack-in-the-Box
managed a Golden Gate Petroleum/Petrol Stops gas station
was an information operator for Pacific Northwest Bell
spent 1 month as a telephone solicitor for Econ Carpet Cleaners
was an answering service operator for the then Seattle-based Feek's Answering Service.

     On November 14, 1979, she married US service man Douglas Glen Thompson (now deceased).  On February 4, 1981, she filed for divorce; there were no children.  Doug claimed to have fathered a son prior to 1979; if this is true and you are out there some place, Son of Doug, she has some pictures of your father if you would like them.

     On March 23, 1981, she hired on at Seattle's North End Taxi, and spent 12 years working on both sides of the radio, and was the co-writer of a regular column in the in-house monthly newsletter for the cab company.  In August of 1993 a "stupid" traffic accident ended her cab driving career (she was rear ended by an individual who thought she was going to run the red light ONLY because she was driving a taxi cab), and the resultant injuries put her on Social Security disability, she has made the best of a bad situation, and with the help of a gift computer found new ways to occupy her time.

     Those ways include but are not limited to:

Writing Science Fiction/Fantasy

A short story, The Twelve was published in the October 1999 issue of the e-zine Teaparty, (and available for your reading pleasure on this web site) and as soon as someone picks up her 126,000 word fantasy novel, the particulars will find their way here.

Lisa has been a member of the Writing and Bardroom mailing lists since the late FIDOnet days of the early 90s, back when they were called the Writing and Bardroom echoes. 


She is her branch of the family's genealogist.  Currently her research concentrates on the collateral lines of her 7th great grandparents Robert Pépin and Marie Crete of Québec City, Canada, as well as the men who worked for Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Langley, British Columbia, between 1827 and 1894.  To see what she's doing with these, please see the Site Directory under "General Pepin Info" and "Historical Projects".

Historic Reenactment and Living History

Historic Reenactment/Living History is an open to the public event -- usually held at a National Historical Site but not always -- where a specific group of folks dress, act, and talk just like they are actually living in the time period specified by the site, all while interacting with the public; it's a great way to learn history.  Two places this is done each year in the Pacific Northwest is at Fort Langley (mid-1800s) during the first weekend of August, and at Fort Nisqually (1855) during the second weekend of August.  Lisa is a member of The Columbia Detachment of the Royal Engineers and Company aka The Victorian Colonists There are other places around both the US and Canada that do this, year round.  See Period Clothing 101 or the 2004 Reenactment Calendar for more details.
For more details on the Social Event of the Season, please see the Farewell Ball of the Royal EngineersThis Victorian Ball/Victorian Costume Party was held 1 November 2003 in New Westminster, British Columbia, and was a smashing success.  We are considering anther ball in Feb of 2004.  

For details, please see   

Web page Design


Self-Taught, she learns as she goes but likes to keep things as simple as possible.  With both the Québec and Fort Langley research, she wants as many people as possible to view her pages, so you won't see a lot of the fancier stuff -- such as frames, applets, or java scripting -- she's more concerned with content.  Besides all that fancy stuff takes time away from her research.

If you've noticed the "Another fine ShadowCat's ToyBox Production, she is the ShadowCat, an monicker that came out of her participation on the FIDOnet writing echo's Bardroom, where she is the grey shadowcat, hider in shadows, digger in sand.\

Other Interests
  She's recently discovered and has made a Wish List of books, videos, and music she'd like to have.  Curious?  Click >here<.

Father and daughter, Christmas 1990

Donald Collier Peppan

Don & friend in Goldbar, Washington, 2003

     Don was into extreme sports before they were in vogue.

     He trophied many times in Bicycle motocross as a teen.  After a stint as a ground crew chief in the United States Air Force, he gave motorcycle road racing a spin.

     In 1988 the team he was on finished 3rd in the light weight division, in the WERA Western Endurance Series.

     In 1989 he finished 6th in Formula 2 Pro in British Columbia.

     In 1990, he was 5th mid season, but had to sit out half the year with carpal tunnel, finishing off the season in 7th place in the Suzuki GSXR Cup Series.

     In 1992, titillated racing fans at Tri-Cities when he came off his bike at some where in the neighborhood of 90+ mph, doing a graceful head-first pirouette at the end of the front straight . . . and got up and walked away.  He then took time to do some re-evaluating, and moved on to something safer: mountain bike racing.

     In 1996, he rode in 3 cross country races and one downhill.  In the downhill -- George's Wild Rockies Mountainbike Series in Idaho City, Idaho, 1996 -- he placed 1st in the Veteran Beginner Class, 28 seconds ahead of 2nd place, but took the rest of the season off due to a concussion acquired jumping a railroad track while training.

     1997 was his first full year of downhill racing.  At the Mud Slinger in Corvalis Ore, he separated his shoulder on a tree AND took first place by 30 seconds in his second and last ever Beginner Class downhill race.  He won the Veteran Sport Class at Snoqualmie Pass Norba National downhill, and went on to win the Veteran Sport Class Championship in the Nike Wild Rockies Mountainbike Series in downhill.

     The 1998 racing season brought him a win in the Veteran Expert Class in the Wild Rockies Mountain Bike Series, a win in the Sport Men's Dual Slalom Championship, the Idaho State championship in the Veteran Expert Class downhill, 2nd place in Veteran Expert downhill in Washington state, and a 6th as a Veteran Expert in the WIM Series downhill.

     He was 6th in the Washington state championships when he blew out the rotator cup in his left shoulder in the first round of the dual.  The surgery went off without a hitch and after exploring his options in motorcycle hillclimbing . . . road racing . . .  mountainbike downhill . . . flat track . . . he settled on road racing again. >Click here< to see his perspective of his 2001 and 2003 Racing seasons.

     While exploring his racing options, he tried his hand at the mountain man rendezvous and black powder rifle gig.  He enjoyed both of these enough that he participates around his assorted racing events and photographic forays (he got some really *cool* pics of Seattle's Kingdom when it was imploded to make room for the new Seahawk Stadium).

     If you do the Mountain Man Rendezvous thing in the Pacific Northwest, you might know him and wife Janis as Road Rash and Bouncing Butterfly (formerly "Sweetpea").  He acquired the sobriquet "Road Rash" after showing up to a rondé in Leavenworth, Washington, with the scrapes and abrasions left behind as mementoes of crashing -- the day before -- at a mountainbike cross-country event in Winthrop, Washington.

Y'know, it's gotta have something to do with the name "Don".

     In 1996, my brother, Don, tried to jump some rail road tracks, and throughout his bicycle motocross, motorcycle road racing, and now mountain bike racing, he's taken some pretty gnarly falls that he got up, dusted himself off, and walked away from.  As a child, he took a terrifying -- for the spectator -- tumble from a TALL cedar tree, picked himself up, and ran, giggling, back to the base of the tree to do it again.  Needless to say, our parents objected strenuously.

     My uncle, Donald W. Peppan, was very similar.  Out of all the stories about him, I think perhaps that the hairiest was when he landed an airplane, in Korea, withOUT landing gear and walked away . . . but years later, he failed to jump a St. Bernard with a 750 Yamaha motorcycle and landed in a ditch.  Aunt Marge called Daddy, absolutely frantic about it.  Daddy went and found him, unhurt but upside down and still seated on his motorcycle.  After having himself a good laugh, he extracted his big brother from the dry ditch.

Don L Peppan and The 101, taken circa 195?

     Then there's my grandfather, Donald L Peppan.  There is no one left who remembers what Grandpa was doing, but as you can tell from the picture on the left, whatever it was, he landed in the bushes, motorcycle and all.  The bushes are quite near his house which was where the current northwest corner of NE 189th Street and 8th Avenue NE is in Shoreline, Washington -- my guess is this is just north of the house.  The motorcycle is a 101 Indian Scout.  The year was sometime in the early 1950s.

James Henry Peppan
Jim, Nov 1997

has been in assorted bands since the mid-1980s, but is now a Radio Host at at Everett Washington's KSER 90.7 FM.

     When not hosting his radio show, going to school, or fending off unprovoked assaults by unruly stairs, Jim and wife Pamela are the proud but exhausted parents of Amberlee, born September 1997.

Hi!Amberlee in 1999.

My name is Amberlee and my mom took this picture of me in April 1999.  Though you can't see all of me, I was 32 inches tall and weighed 25 pounds.

    I'm bigger now, and have been in local parades with my mom.  I play my computer games, collect bugs and dinosaurs, make up my own songs, and ride my bike.


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updated 16 February 2004