Monday, March 31, 2014

"My" Swedish Adventure~Resan~Tower of London, Inside~Post 32


"My" Swedish Adventure~Resan~Tower of London, Architecture~Post 31

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It was a beautiful day (as were all other's in London this far) when we visited the Tower of London. I am happy to have a photo showing some of the blue sky as well as the enormous size of this building.


Above, you see the tourist line, behind the rope, to enter. As we arrived closer to the entrance line we found this guard on duty.


If the guard wasn't smiling below, I would think he was asking this gentleman to leave. Maybe he was, and was humored by the whole ordeal, I really don't know. I just took the photo and liked it.




This is one corner area inside the grounds of the Tower of London. As you can see there were different levels, lots of stairs here and there, and a number of tourists.


I definitely wanted a photo of this sign high above us!


Here is my little group, spread out walking through one of the streets/walkways of the site. My husband, and our friends, Kathy and Dave from London. We did a lot of walking in the three days we were here. Our friends hadn't been to many of the sights we went to for many, many years so it was as if it were new to them also. Some of the sites we went to, they had never been to before. It made playing tourist even better because they enjoyed all of our sight seeing also.



Below we are about to walk through an archway. Above the archway the title black sign states it is 
"MIDDLE TOWER."


Of course, there a souvenir shop. We didn't actually go in. I wasn't interested in carrying any more luggage, and I am not a big shopper anyway.


I love the photo below. The sign says "Traitors Gate." It is unique, full of water (even if it is green) and the reflection turned out great.


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


Today ~ March 31, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, "Living Jensson."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Forgey"
The husband of my third cousin once removed, a "Living Dodd."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 31, 1887
My first cousin once removed of my step Father, John R. GuilfoyleHe would have been 127 years old today.
Died on March 31
The first cousin three times removed, a "Person, Talaasen." 

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

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


Today ~ March 30, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Skaret."

Married on March 30
My third cousin, a "Living Zimmerer."
My second cousin once removed, a "Steen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May He Rest in Peace

Died on March 30
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, a "Welsh." 

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

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


Today ~ March 29, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, "Living Dyke."
My third cousin, "Living Warner."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 29, 1875
My second cousin once removed, a Johanna Persdatter TalaasenShe would have been 139 years old today.
Born on March 29, 1908
The second cousin once removed, Olga Bakken. She would have been 106 years old today. 
Born on March 29, 1912
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, Alice Angeline Fleming. She would have been 102 years old today.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

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


Today ~ March 28, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, "Living Dyck."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Holstad."
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Mikyska."
My third cousin, "Living Olsen."

Married on March 28
My second cousin, a "Living Harding."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 28
My third cousin, a "Friberg." She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 28
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Lind." He would have been less than 100 years old today. 
Died on March 28
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Nordby." 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

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


Today ~ March 27, 2014


A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, "Living Mills."
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Beavers."

Married on March 27
My second cousin, a "Hocking."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 27, 1899
My first cousin twice removed, Petra Marie JennsenShe would have been 115 years old today.
Born on March 27, 1881
Husband of my first cousin once removed, George A. Kolstad. He would have been 133 years old today. 
Born on March 27, 1879
The mother in law of first cousin once removed of my step Father, Rose Alig. She would have been 135 years old today.
Born on March 27, 1909
The brother in law of my step Father's second cousin, John Glenn Malachi. He would have been 105 years ago today.
Born on March 27, 1873
My second cousin three times removed, Milton D. Stewart. He would have been 141 years old today.
Born on March 27, 1881
The brother in law of my step Father's aunt, Steven Welsh.
He would have been 133 years old today.
Died on March 27, 1925
My great grandmother, Marta Brita Lundberg.
Died on March 27, 1901
The husband of my second great grand aunt, Jon Person, Talassen.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Working Behind the Scenes


It seems I am ALWAYS behind.

I have so many projects going on. I am trying to finish one before starting another, but that doesn't seem to work.

I haven't written any "Book of Me" prompts for awhile, but that doesn't mean I am not doing anything! I have actually been catching up with my dad's prompts and my husband's. I have added 5-7 prompts for each of them, so in essence I have completed approximately 10-14 prompts! I am extremely happy I am doing theirs also, it has been fun, and I am learning a lot. I even make up and add my own prompts as I see fit.

I am still working through the photos of our trip to Sweden last year. It takes time to choose photos, add a watermark and put a post together. I try to do them as often as I can. I really need to hurry up and post more of these though as there are so many I want to share. I am working on a post with photos for the inside of the Tower of London next.

"In a Window," Westminster, England,  2013, Cheryl Palmer.

I have been working on the organization on my MacBook Pro. This includes, files, photos and as of today, voice recordings and movies. I started just doing documents and pictures, but I need to clean my voice recorder so I checked to see that what is currently on the recorder has been downloaded and saved. Took me to long to find the files, so now I am working on moving those and my movies also.

Of course, I have been adding daily greetings for birthdays, etc. of my family. I enjoy this as it makes me think of each of my ancestors and family members on their day. It reminds me who is living and maybe who I eventually try to contact, if I haven't already. My ancestors also stay fresh in my mind, and many times questions come up, which I try to find the answers to as I am doing the posts, so I learn something also.

If you remember, I have also for the past few years been working on my "NEW TREE." I am happy to report that it is finally coming along and I can see real progress. I roughly have 4500 people in the tree now, and have 3 or 4 lines to check into and enter before I add my husbands family. I am proud of myself for not ever really cheating and doing any research (well, I did once or twice…) because that has driven me to work on the tree. I know once I get it where I want it, I can research again, so it makes a great goal!

Even though I may be a bit quiet here, I am working diligently in the back ground. I have devoted a lot of time the last several months to this, and I think my husband is tired of seeing and hearing me say I am working on my family tree. He is no dummy however. I told him I am trying to finish up my new tree, he recently responded, "You will never finish."

I think I will come up with a different response the next time he asks what I am doing on the computer…maybe I'll time him I'm making space for photos for our up coming vacation. 

(I have more projects lined up in my head, but I am trying to keep them in my head, for now anyway…)

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


Today ~ March 26, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousins once removed, "Living Gustafson's."
My fourth cousin, a "Living Saetre."

Married on March 26
My third cousin, a "Nolan."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 26, 1901
The wife of my first cousin twice removed, Eudine OttosdatterShe would have been 113 years old today.
Died on March 26
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, a "Welsh."

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

Today ~ March 25, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin twice removed, a "Living Spurlin."

Married on March 25
My third cousin, a "Forgey."


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 25, 1905
The wife of my first cousin once removed, Rosalia Elizabeth Meistrell." She would have been 109 years old today.
Born on March 25, 1871
My first cousin twice removed, Kristi Olsen. She would have been 143 years old today.
Born on March 25, 1872
The first cousin once removed of my step Father, Bridget Fleming. She would have been 142 years old today.
Died on March 25
My first cousin twice removed, a "Westby."

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Monday, March 24, 2014

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

Today ~ March 24, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin twice removed, a "Living Heikens."
My third cousin, a "Living Olson."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Harding."

Married on March 24
My second cousin once removed, a "Jennsen."
My grand aunt, a "Westby."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 24
My third cousin once removed, a "Westby." She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 2, 1886
My first cousin twice removed, Torvald Torgalsen Westby. He would have been 128 years old today.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

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

Today ~ March 23, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin, a "Living Lundberg."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Holstad."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Torgalsen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 23, 1909
My second cousin once removed, Helen Synova Olsen. She would have been 105 years old today.
Born on March 23
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Nelson."  He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 23
The husband of my half sister, a "Plants." He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 23, 1851
Wife of my second great grand uncle, Katarina Märta Persdotter. She would have been 163 years old today.
Born on March 23, 1897
My grand aunt, Viola Lillian Harding. She would have been 117 years old today.
Died on March 23
The son of the sister in law of second cousin of my step Father, a "Ward."

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

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


Today ~ March 22, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The wife of my first cousin once removed, a "Living Culp."
The wife of my first cousin, a "Living Libert."
My third cousin, a "Living Wall."
My second cousin, a "Living Westby."

Married on March 22
My second cousin, an "Olson."
My second cousin once removed, a "Madsen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace
Born on March 22, 1909 
My aunt's mother in law, Assunta Giombetti. She would have been 105 years old today.
Born on March 22, 1904
My first cousin twice removed, Peder Theodore Westby. He would have been 110 years old today.
Died on March 22
The wife of my first cousin twice removed, a "Gunderson."
Died on March 22
The wife of my first cousin three times removed, a "Lunde."

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Friday, March 21, 2014

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


Today ~ March 21, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin, a "Living Breithaupt."
My third cousin, a "Living Andersen."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May She Rest in Peace

Born on March 21, 1914
The second cousin of my step Father, Adrian Mary Bennett. She would have been 100 years old today.
                                                               
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 20 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ March 20, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Carey."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Jett."

Married on March 20
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Forgey."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 20, 1835
The wife of my first cousin three times removed, Ellen Johanne Halvorsdatter Lunde. She would have been 179 years old today.
Born on March 20
Husband of my third cousin, a "Martin." He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 20
The wife of my second cousin once removed, a "Morrisy." She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 20
My fourth cousin, a "Nordby." He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on March 20, 1891
The wife of a first cousin once removed of my step Father, Rose Amelia Greiner. She would have been 123 years old today.
Born on March 20, 1912
The second cousin of my step Father, Dorothy Jeanette Farrell. She would have been 102 years old today.
Died on March 20, 1664
My 9th great grandfather, John Richmond. He would have been 350 years old today.
                                                               
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ March 19, 2014

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

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on March 19, 1897
My first cousin twice removed, George Jonathon Jensson. He would have been 135 years old today.

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"My" Swedish Adventure~Resan~Tower of London, Architecture ~Post 31

"My" Swedish Adventure ~ Förbereda (Preparing)

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The front of the World Heritage Site of the Tower of London.


Absolutely amazing to see this in the middle of a big city of modern buildings.


The Tower of London is old, and without water in the moat these days.


This view shares the top of The Chapel Royal of Saint Peter and Vincula. It is the parish church of the Tower of London. It is also the burial spot of some of the famous people that were executed at the Tower of London. More on that later.

There were many tourists at the Tower of London when we were there. The end of August and we had perfect weather, no rain!


Here you see the contrast of the old architecture surrounded by new modern buildings.


Next, I will share some of what we saw on the inside.

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