Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

Today ~ January 31, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

My second cousin once removed, a "Living Jenson."
My third cousin, a "Living Jensson."
My fourth cousin once removed, a "Living Steinwedel."

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

Today ~ January 30, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

My second cousin, a "Living Grotte."
My third cousin, a "Living Pearson."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on January 30, 1803
Husband of second great grand aunt, Ole Olsen
He would have been 211 years old today.

Died on January 30, 1906
First cousin 3 times removed, Torgal Vestby.

Born on January 30, 1887
My great aunt, "Westby."  She would have been 127 years old today.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Book of Me Written By You~Prompt 20~The Feeling of Home



I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:


This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 20 ~ The Feeling of Home

Home means different things to different people, so this week we are going to explore what it means to us


What does it feel like?

How do you recognise it?

What makes it home - people, place, time


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I believe the saying is true, "Home is where the heart is."

I have memories of each house I lived in as I was growing up. There was the duplex in Oakland, California and two houses also in Oakland that I remember. These places covered the time in my life from kindergarten through second grade.

From third grade on we lived in two homes, both in San Lorenzo, California. The first home I lived in from third grade until sixth grade. (I posted a photo of that home here.) The next home we lived in was where we lived through out the rest of my school years. (There is a photo of this home from a previous post here.) My first five year's, and five homes. (I was told I lived in another place, but I was to young to remember it myself)

Each of these places felt like home to me. They were where my parents lived and of course where I wanted and needed to be. It was where I was loved and fed. It was where I played and got in trouble. It was were I went when school was over for the day. Home sweet home.

Comforting, solid, cozy, familiar, warm, and peaceful. Each of these homes truly felt like home at each stage in my life. When I moved out from my parent's house, I lived in a few different apartments, and eventually a couple of friend's homes for a short time. 

My first apartment gave me independence, no parents to answer to. My roommates (2 of them) and I could decorate and come and go as we wished. Our first home away from home.

A year or so later one of the roommates left, and then there were two. We moved into a bit smaller apartment in the same complex. The third apartment (also in the same complex), I moved into with a boyfriend and his room mate. The boyfriend and I soon moved to another apartment, in a different city. Eventually, we rented a house (I shared this home here.) When the relationship fell apart I moved in with a friend, and then another friend who was married with two children. I met my future husband through this family that I lived with.

  Now I was married and living in a "new to me home" in the same city as the apartments I lived in were located. My (ex) husband was buying the house when we were married. We lived there, almost a year I think, until a car from the freeway behind us came crashing through our backyard fence. It just missed landing in our swimming pool, thankfully. It happened just before midnight one evening when my (ex) husband was getting ready to go to work. The teenage boy in the car was out there screaming, so I am sure he was hurt...

Needless to say, my ex went to work worried that this could happen again, and we ended up moving. We lived with his parent's for a few months until we found our own home in a "new city" in California. It was a brand new home being built, and it became "our home" very quickly. We landscaped the front and put a pool in the backyard. Our daughter was born while living here. We had a dog and my sister and brother in- laws both lived close by us, just a block away. 

As I said, my "ex," so yes, we divorced. I moved to another city with my daughter and remarried. Only two houses later is where I have settled for more than 25 years After my sisters moved out of our childhood home, our parents moved also. So, our last home with our parents disappeared rather quickly. The houses they owned after this was "their home."

I have listed over a dozen places where I have lived. Of those, the ones I felt were "truly home" would be four of the homes I lived in with my parents, the home my "ex" and I purchased and my current home with my best friend/hubby.

There is a story of my "first home" shared with me by my dad. It goes something like this~

 My mother and father were looking for a place to live (I was about three years old at the time) we stopped at one specific house. Dad said when we walked into the house I took my coat off and threw it on the floor as I walked through the front room. He said I let them know I was “home.” He did everything he could and succeeded in getting us that home.


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January 29 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ January 29, 2014
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

My third cousin, a "Living Anderson."
Husband of my third cousin once removed, a "Living Hoffman."
My third cousin, a "Living Kallstrom."
My third cousin, a "Living Nolan."
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
Wife of my third cousin, a "Living Whisman."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on January 29
My second cousin once removed, a Dyke.
My second cousin once removed, a Forgey.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ January 28, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The third great grandson of my second great grandfather, a "Living Lundberg."

MARRIED on January 28
Second cousin once removed, a "Living Nordby."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May He Rest in Peace

Died on January 28
Husband of my first cousin once removed, William Scott.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

January 27 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ January 27, 2014


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May She Rest in Peace

Born on January 27, 1900
My second cousin once removed, Elizabeth Ness. 
She would have been 114 years old today.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

January 26 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

Today ~ January 26, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Bergstrom."
My second cousin twice removed, a "Living Gunther."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Gustafson."
Husband of my third cousin, a "Living Hicks."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Olsen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on January 26, 1852
The husband of my great grand aunt, Berger Persen. He would have been 162 years old today.

Born on January 26, 1880

My first cousin three time removed, Erik Alfred. He would have been 140 years old today.

Died on January 26
My second cousin once removed, a Ness

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

January 25 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

Today ~ January 25, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Alberg."
The wife of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Bostwick."
My third cousin, a "Living Solkoske."


MARRIED on January 25
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Østby."


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Friday, January 24, 2014

January 24 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History



Today ~ January 24, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

Husband of my third cousin once removed, a "Living Ellwell."
My third cousin, a "Living Wall."



IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on January 24
My first cousin twice removed, Bakken. 

Died on January 24
My first cousin once removed, Olson.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

January 23 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

Today ~ January 23, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, a "Living Dyck."

MARRIED 
 January 23, 1899
My second cousin twice removed, Ole Olson (Westby-Vestby).


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on January 23
Wife of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Aldrich." 
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Neace."
Died on January 23, 1821
My fourth great grandmother, Eli Jerstad Henricksdatter.
Died on January 23, 1883
Husband of my second great grand aunt, Per Ottersen Skaaret. 

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ January 22, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Batterson."

Married on January 22
Second cousin once removed, a "Kinn."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on January 22, 1910
Husband of my second cousin once removed, Helge Arnold Hanson. He would have been 104 years old today.

Born on January 22
My third cousin, a "Holstad." He would
 have been less than one hundred" years old today.

 Died on January 22
My second cousin once removed, an "Olsen."
My second cousin, an "Olson."
Husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Windell."

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

"My" Swedish Adventure~Resan~More Sights on the Walk to Buckingham Palace~Post 23


"My" Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda (Preparing)


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Once we came through the entrance from Trafalgar Square and walked around the corner, 
realized I couldn't see the Palace. I looked at the many buildings all around me, in awe. 
Finally, I looked dead straight ahead and realized we had a good mile or so walk to get to the palace. I
t was straight down the street, it couldn't get any straighter. 
We walked along the sidewalk on the left side of the street. To the right, across the street I saw this, between some buildings.


Something was going on here I could tell just by looking at the crowd. It took me a minute or so to realize the crowd was probably watching the horse guard. I got in that act too, but you will see evidence of it in a future post.


Below is another photo with a light post in the way. I wanted to share the "splash of gold." It is the first sign of gold we see as we approach the palace.


If you look closely you will see lawn chairs set up at St. James Park. I may want to find one of these by the time we walk back out.


Back on the other side of the street this very tall statue appeared. I had no idea who the statue was, but I took the photo and looked it up on the internet. It is the Duke of York's Column. It stands near the mall (there was a mall there?) and is in memory of a son of King George lll. If you ever go and see this column, I will give you a head's up. Go to the top of the stairs to see an encased wooden box which actually is the grave of a dog. Search info on the Column and you should find out more about the dog also. To bad we didn't know.


Here is another photo of the park. The park has a small lake, "St. James Park Lake," with a couple of islands in it. Not sure why I don't have a photo of it here in this group, maybe I will have one in another posting.


Yup. We are still walking...The next photos I share will be of the grounds and the palace. As you can see below, I am still taking photos of the backs of people. I have explained once before, but if you are unaware, it is the only way I get my photos as we are walking. I make my quick stops, take a shot or two and then try to catch up again. luckily as I think I have stated before, my husband doesn't really seem to mind. Good thing because I love my photos.


We were having another beautiful day, no rain in London!
(It really isn't "The End.")

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January 21 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ January 21, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

My second cousin once removed, a "Living Jensson."
My second cousin, a "Living Spurlin."
My third cousin, a "Living Warner."

Married on January 21, 1913
My grand aunt Hilda Westby

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on January 21, 1875
My first cousin three times removed, Per August. He would have been 139 years old today.
Born on January 21, 1865
Son of my second great grandfather, Anders Lundberg. He would have been 149 years old today.
Born on January, 21, 1898
My second cousin once removed, James O. Ness. He would have been 116 years old today.

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