Thursday, July 31, 2014

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


Today ~ July 31, 2014

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

MARRIED on July 31
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Westby." 
(m. Christensen)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on July 31, 1892
The wife of the great grand uncle of my step father, Elizabeth Corrigan.
Died on July 31, 1677
My ninth great grand father, Christopher Wadsworth.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Journey in Sweden ~ First Sites

Even though I stated I wasn't going to post about the Baltic Cruise we went on prior to spending time in Sweden, I need to share that one of our docking areas was Stockholm. So, my feet first stepped on Swedish ground on August 23, 2013.

Approaching Stockholm's port on a cruise ship was absolutely amazing. A cruise ship behinds ours is what you see in the photo below.


We went up and around so many little islands. We twisted and turned through the waterways.


The sky starts to turn dark, will there be rain in our future?


Even with the dark skies, the landscape was so beautiful, houses up and down the waterways. As you can see in the middle of the photo, bright, clear skies are trying to come back!



This yellow building popped out from the greenery. Again, if you look closely, some blue sky is trying it's hardest to come back.


A variety of houses. The water, the greenery, the houses. I feel so in my element, surrounded by all I love.


Below you see a few "typical red" barns and homes of Sweden, and yet there is the colorful pastel homes popping through too.


Further down the waterway. Sweden. My dream come true.


It is very difficult for me to not get carried away sharing photos. Living in a California valley that is brown a majority of the year, the color of Sweden thus far impresses me very much.


Of course, I have been by several countries with homes along the waterway. This is special. It has brought new meaning to me because…well, it is Sweden. Typical color homes…where my family came from.


Below the sky does clear up, and the water looks blue again. My favorite color, blue, one of my favorite things, water, clear skies and Sweden! What more could I ask for?


Maybe a closer view?


What the heck, we might as well add a couple of ducks!


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


Today ~ July 30, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My fourth cousin once removed, a "Living Grant."

MARRIED on July 30
My first cousin once removed, a Grotte.
(m. Noe)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 30, 1907
My second cousin once removed, Thorwald Olsen. He would have been 107 years old today.
Born on July 30
My first cousin once removed, a Kautz. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on July 30
Daughter of brother in law of first cousin once removed of my step father, an Eisenbeis. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on July 30, 1882
The second cousin twice removed of my step father, James Stapleton. He would have been 132 years old today.
Died on July 30
My grand uncle, a Westby.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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


Today ~ July 29, 2014

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

MARRIED on July 29
My third cousin, a "Living Sperling." 
(m. Gross)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 29, 1900
My third cousin once removed, Ole Reidar Westby. He would have been 114 years old today.
Born on July 29
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a Pearson. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on July 29, 1807
My second great grand aunt, Ellen Torgalsdatter Saetre. She would have been 207  years old today.
Died on July 29
The second cousin of my step-father, a Bennett.
Died on July 29, 1886
My great grand uncle, Johan Bernard Johannesen.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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


Today ~ July 28, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Nome."
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Cwiak."
My third cousin, a "Living Nolan."
My second cousin twice removed, a "LivingWilliams."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 28, 1877
My second cousin twice removed, Dortea Persdatter Talaasen. She would have been 137 years old today.
Died on July 28
My first cousin twice removed, a Jenson. 

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

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


Today ~ July 27, 2014

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

MARRIED on July 27
My third cousin, a "Living Nolan." 
(m. Honrud)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on July 25
My third cousin once removed, a Westby.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

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


Today ~ July 26, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Carrion."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Whitaker."
The husband of my second cousin, a "Living Chell."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 26, 1895
The husband of my second cousin once removed, Morten Reidar Hermansen Bolstad. He would have been 119 years old today.
Born on July 26
My second cousin once removed, a  SpurlinHe would have been less than 100 years old today.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Sweden ~ My Dream ~ Photos & Stories Series



I am not sure why it has taken me so long to write about my time in Sweden and meeting my family. Maybe, deep down, I have been afraid the most amazing trip of my life will finally, really and truly, be over if I share it. The time has come, however, I am ready to share! I look forward to reliving every moment of this fantastic journey. You will soon be able read about my experiences and joy, see photos and share in one of the most breathtaking times of my life.

My initial thoughts were to share the sequence of our trip in order, London, Baltic cruise and Sweden. Knowing I could easily take my blog posts and make a book from them (I have done several books with Shutterfly and love them) I started out with our trip day by day, so it would be in chronological order for the books I plan to put together. Quickly, I realized our few days in London ran into almost 40 posts. I finished the London experience but knew I couldn't continue at that rate. Time for a change.

The change? Well, I seriously thought about using Flipboard, as Randy Seaver suggested to me. I researched and thought about it and decided I am too limited time wise to work with something new at this point. I am comfortable with my blog and as I have time I can work on posts easily. Besides that, this trip was almost a year ago already, I can not take forever to get this experience in print. No. Cannot. (I hope I don't forget anything important!)

 I just returned from a two week trip to Costa Rica. Since this trip was planned for awhile I knew I wouldn't want to start this series say, a month or so before leaving. Instead, I have been thinking a bit on how I wish to approach these posts.


I decided I won't be going through our eleven day Baltic cruise, at least not now. Since I can easily categorize our month long trip into three sections, London, Baltic Cruise, and Sweden, I have chosen to skip over the cruise, for now anyway. London, I have already covered here on this blog. I could actually cover the cruise on my photo blog. A photo book can easily be made from that blog as well. We then are left with Sweden, the most important part of the trip, especially for this blog. 

I do not plan to post this experience necessarily in sequential order. Instead, I will post my stories, what we did, who we met, where we stayed, etc., as well as share photos. Expect however, a post about my first day in Sweden as well as the last. 

One of the tougher items I have been debating is how to title these posts, so everyone would be aware it is a post truly regarding my trip IN Sweden. "My Swedish Adventure" posts have covered a few years, so I wanted something new  and exciting. I have decided to begin the title of each of these posts with:

My Journey in Sweden ~

Each post will cover a specific person place or thing, and that specific "thing" will be added to the title. I am anxious to share with you, I hope you will follow!

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


Today ~ July 25, 2014

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

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 25, 1901
My first cousin twice removed, Hakkon Bakkon. He would have been 113 years old today.
Born on July 25, 1893
The first cousin once removed of my step-father, Joseph Patrick GuilfoyleHe would have been 121 years old today.
Born on July 25, 1864
My great grandmother, Kari Halvorsdatter Jonson- (SjØli). She would have been 150 years old today.
Died on July 25, 1858
My second great grand aunt, Olea Torgalsdatter.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Book of Me Written by You~Prompt 39~Do You Have A Safe Place?


I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

This week's prompt is - Do you have a safe place?

This can be somewhere that you gravitate to, to make decisions or reflect

Somewhere you go to think

Somewhere you go to take time out

Somewhere you keep things you must not looser
Do you have more than one safe place?

Having looked at the prompt hints have you changed that immediate thought?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The first and foremost safe place for me would be my home. I am a homebody. I have so many projects I want to do...if I could, I would stay home for months on end. Well, not really months on end, but it sounds good. To think how much I could accomplish!

In my home, I may use my bedroom or my craft/spare bedroom for peace and quiet to make decisions and/or reflect. My car comes in handy when I feel I need to get out of the house.

Ideally however, the best place to find me when I need to reflect on a situation would be anywhere there is water. A river, lake, waterfall or even the ocean! Peace comes to me best when I am around water. When I am at peace, decisions are much easier to make. I don't get to "water" every time I want or feel I need to, but ideally that is where I want to be.

My favorite body of water is here, in Costa Rica.

I have a couple of places I keep things I do not want to loose, but if I tell you, then the world would know and I would be trying to find a new "safe place!"

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


Today ~ July 24, 2014


IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 24, 1841
The husband of my first cousin, Engebret (Embret) Christensen. He would have been 173 years old today.
Born on July 24, 1871
My second cousin twice removed, Jon Henrikson. He would have been 143 years old today.
Born on July 24, 1803
My second great grand aunt, Marte Eriksdotter. She would have been 211 years old today.
Died on July 24
 My grandmother, a Westby.
My grand uncle, a Westby.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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


Today ~ July 23, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin, a "Living Vanhille."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 23
The second cousin once removed, a Forgey. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Died on July 23, 1848
 My first cousin four times removed, Nelson B. Cook.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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


Today ~ July 22, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my second cousin, a "Living Bergstrom."
The husband of my second cousin, a "Living Scott."
My first cousin once removed, a "Living Cianfichi."
My fourth cousin once removed, a "Living Westby."

MARRIED on July 22, 1873
My second great grand aunt, a Anna Marta Andersdotter.
(m. Wallin)
MARRIED on July 22
My daughters aunt, a "Living Lagorio." 
(m. Avilla)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

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


Today ~ July 21, 2014

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

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 21, 1895
My first cousin twice removed, Olga Helen Westby. She would have been 209 years old today.
Born on July 21, 1890
The first cousin once removed of my step-father, Lois Straughn. She would have been 124 years old today.
Born on July 21
The husband of my fourth cousin, Charles Donald Steinwedel. He would have been less than years old today.
Died on July 21, 1923
The brother in law of the aunt of my step-grandfather, James F. Welsh.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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


Today ~ July 20, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The wife of my third cousin once removed, a "Living Anderson."
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Smith."
My third cousin, a "Living Forgey."

MARRIED on July 20
My second cousin, a "Living Hocking ." 
(m. Batterson )

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 20, 1864
My first cousin three times removed, Ole Jonsen. He would have been 150 years old today.
Died on July 20
My daughter's father, a Lagorio.
Died on July 20
Step-daughter of first cousin twice removed of my step-father, a Brownell.
Died on July 20, 1847
My first cousin four times removed, a Richmond.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

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


Today ~ July 19, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The wife of my second cousin, a "Living Lambert."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Forgey."
My third cousin, a "Living Holstad."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Villa."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on July 19, 1872
The daughter of my second great grandfather, Ingrid Sophia Lundberg. She would have been 142 years old today.
Born on July 19, 1847
The husband of my great grand aunt, Paul Olsen. He would have been 167 years old today.
Died on July 19
The husband of my third cousin, a Larsen.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

July 18 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ July 18, 2014

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

MARRIED on July 18
My second cousin, a "Living Braith." 
(m. Kinn)
My third cousin, a "Living Jensson."
(m. Hatch)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May She Rest in Peace

Born on July 18, 1894
The second cousin once removed, Martha Helen Opseth. She would have been 120 years old today.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History


Today ~ July 17, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Densmore."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Desantis."
My third cousin, a "Living Erickson."
My second cousin, a "Living Grotte."
The husband of my paternal aunt, a "Living Vanhille."
My third cousin, a "Living Warner."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Westby."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Janinis."

MARRIED on July 17
My paternal uncle, a Lundberg.
(m. Martin)
My third cousin, a "Living Nolan." 
(m. Bode)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on July 17
My paternal aunt, a Lundberg.
Died on July 17
The second cousin of my step-father, a Farrell.

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