Sunday, August 31, 2014

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


Today ~ August 31, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Duesler."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Janinis."
My second cousin, a "Living Olson."
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
The second cousin of my stepfather, a "Living McDonald."

MARRIED on August 31
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Nolan." 
(m. Unknown)
My second cousin, a "Living Spurlin."
(m. Barnum)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

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


Today ~ August 30, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Madsen."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Nolan."
The husband of my third cousin, a "Living Dixon."
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Jensson."

MARRIED on August 30
My second cousin, a "Living Olson." 
(m. Forward)
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Jensson."
(m. Kallstrom)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 30, 1884
The daughter of my second great grandfather, Josephine Gustavsen. She would have been 130 years old today.
Died on August 30, 1831
The mother of the father in law of the second cousin of my stepfather, Elizabeth Neihart. 
Died on August 30
The husband of my second cousin, a Gerberding.
Died on August 30
My second cousin once removed, a Forgey.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

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


Today ~ August 29, 2014

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

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May He Rest in Peace

Born on August 29
The husband of my third cousin, a Larsen. He would have been less than 100 years old today.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Journey in Sweden ~ Reconnecting With A Family Member in Stockholm


I haven't blogged much about my husband's side of the family, yet anyway. You may or may not know my husband was born in Costa Rica, raised in the United States. His siblings and their families are all in Costa Rica except for one older brother who lives about a half hour ride from us, and now one of the nephews.

2013~Stockholm. I'm in a happy place! Blue skys and blue water…

One of my husband's younger brothers has three children, two sons and a daughter. We last saw his youngest son when he was about 16. He now lives in Sweden, is married, and has two children of his own. We have never met his wife or children. Heck, I think he has at least doubled in age since our last visit with him. 

I was in contact with our nephew, Sander, as soon as we knew we were going to Sweden. Sander works at a major hotel in Stockholm. I wanted to get reservations at his hotel while we were there. This was much tougher to do than I expected,  but more about that later in another post! 

We made arrangements to spend 3-4 days with Sander and his family at the end of our trip. I never mentioned to him we had an additional stop in Stockholm while on the cruise...

2013-Stockholm, can you tell?

When the cruise ship docked in Stockholm and we were leaving the ship, my husband asked if I remembered what hotel Sander worked at. I didn't have a clue at that moment, but I did have the information back on the ship. I didn't think we had time to see him that day so I wasn't prepared with the information. We had a tour booked and we had only one day there.

One of the major hotels right along the water where we docked was named the "Grand Hotel." My husband asked me if it could be that hotel in which Sander worked. I didn't know, but he thought it sounded familiar and wanted to go find out. 

We asked at the hotel if he worked there and they said yes! Amazing, the first hotel we tried. What a memory my husband had. The desk called him to say he had visitors. He stated he would be there soon, and later told us as he was coming to the lobby he didn't have a clue who would be there to see him.

2013~August. Sander and I in front of the Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

I wish I had a photo of the look on Sander's face when he saw us! He panicked and immediately looked at his watch thinking he had made an error as to when we were coming. We explained he didn't make an error, we had a stop there on our cruise. He was so relieved.

I can not begin to tell you how happy Sander was to see us. It surprised both of us. But, he doesn't get many family members coming to see him in Sweden, it's expensive. We really loved seeing how excited he was to see us. 

2013~August. My husband and Sander in front of the Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sander gave us a tour of the hotel. I have more photos to share later on. For now I can tell you we saw an average room (that wasn't to shabby...) and a couple of higher end rooms that were VERY luxurious! Sander also showed us "the suite." Oh my, it was a house! I asked him how much it cost to stay there a night and he told me $2,000.00!

I asked him who actually stayed there and what was the longest amount of time someone has stayed. He told us of a few performers and singers who have stayed in the suite. The longest someone has stayed? A month! (I almost choked.) On average though he told us most people stay 3-4 days. What a treat to be given this very special tour, the average Joe never sees this "suite."


2013~August. I do not share often but here is a photo of us, taken by Sander. This photo is on the porch looking out from one of the rooms we saw in the hotel. It was so beautiful!

2013~August. The view without us in it photo.

We were still trying to confirm rooms with Sander for when we returned, and still no confirmation. I couldn't understand why it was such an issue. I would have felt he didn't want us to stay there if it weren't for the fact he was so excited to see us! We took his phone number so we could keep in touch and be able to get a confirmation.

2013 ~ August. We are on the ship, leaving Stockholm.

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


Today ~ August 28, 2014

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

MARRIED on August 28
The son of the stepdaughter of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Weddle." 
(m. Uhl)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 28
My second cousin, an Olson. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on August 28, 1907
The brother in law of my step grandfather, Marion Davenport. He would have been 107 years old today.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ My Journey in Sweden ~ Miniature Vasa



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


Today ~ August 27, 2014

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

MARRIED on August 27, 1894
My great grand aunt, Kersti Jonsen. 
(m. Bakken)
My second cousin once removed, a Forgey.
(m. Prall)
The first cousin once removed of my stepfather, a Farrell.
(m. Straub)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 27
My second cousin once removed, a Steen. He would have been 105 years old today.
Born on August 27
My second cousin once removed, a Warner. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on August 27
The second cousin of my stepfather, a Fleming. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Died on August 27, 1879
The wife of my second great grandfather, Brita Sophia Logdahl 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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


Today ~ August 26, 2014

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

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 26
My second cousin twice removed, a Talaasen. She would have been less 100 years old today.
Died on August 26, 1898
The wife of the great grand uncle of my stepfather, Margaret Reddington

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Happy Blogiversary to my Heritage Happens!



When I started this blog I never thought I would still be writing in it six years later, but here I am!

Although finding time is tough, and I do not get to post as much as I used to, I am hoping that will be changing very soon! I have so much to share. Thank you all for following and your support!

Wow, 6 years!  

Happy Blogiversary to me!



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


Today ~ August 25, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin once removed, a "Living Hicks."
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
My third cousin, a "Living Brown."

MARRIED on August 25
My uncle, a "Living Lundberg." 
(m. Main)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 25, 1821
My second great grand aunt, Ingeborg Torgalsdatter. She would have been 193 years old today.
Died on August 25
The second cousin once removed, a Ness.
Died on August 25
The first cousin twice removed, a Jenson.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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


Today ~ August 24, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin once removed, a "Living Westby."

MARRIED on August 24
My third cousin, a "Living Daignault." 
(m. Unknown)
My first cousin once removed, a "Living Burr." 
(m. Hendren)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 24, 1849
The father in law of the first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Sebastian Umscheid. He would have been 165 years old today.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Journey in Sweden ~ The Vasa, Why Did it Sink?


If you remember, I shared the last post of us at the Vasa Museum. The sign below shares how they plan on making the museum even better than it already is~



Below you will see a hatch opening in the ship as well as how tall the ship still is above that area.


It is totally impossible to get one picture of this ship, it is much to large. In fact, the museum itself was actually built around the ship because it is so large.


Again, a side view of the upper part of the ship at the back end. The ship has to be at least three times this height all together, making it totally easy to understand why the ship sunk on it's first voyage. It was extremely top heavy.


There was much more to read and see in the museum, but I decided to just share a couple other items with you. The cannons I thought were very interesting, especially the wood structures holding them.


Here are a couple of signs, thankfully in English, about the cannon and the ship.


As big as this ship was, it is difficult to imagine so many men and cannons in this one area.


Time to move on. The view as we walk to the water taxi to head back to the main port of Stockholm. 


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


Today ~ August 23, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My first cousin once removed, a "Living Driver."
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
My second cousin once removed, a "Living Harding."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 23, 1900
My first cousin twice removed, Tea Torgalsdatter. She would have been 114 years old today.
Born on August 23, 1891
The wife of the first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Nellie Beatrice Berdine. She would have been 123 years old today.
Born on August 23, 1856
My great grand uncle, Torgal Torgalsen Vestby. He would have been 160 years old today.
Died on August 13
The second cousin once removed, a Drennan.
Died on August 13, 1732
My fifth great grandmother, Margita Olsdatter.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

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


Today ~ August 22, 2014

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

MARRIED on August 22
My fourth cousin, a "Living Nordby." 
(m. Grant)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Died on August 22
The mother in law of my aunt, a Giombetti.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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

Today ~ August 21, 2014

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

MARRIED on August 21
My fourth cousin once removed, Coffelt.
(m. Grant)
My third cousin, a Strand.
(m. Dormanen)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 21, 1664
My seventh great grandfather, Lok Anders MattssonHe would have been 350 years old today.
Born on August 21, 1902
My second cousin once removed, Theodor Bakken. He would have been 112 years old today.
Born on August 21, 1904
The wife of the third cousin once removed, Anna Lokheim.  She would have been 110 years old today.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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


Today ~ August 20, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, a "Living Forgey."
Stepson of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Nordby."
Stepdaughter of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Nordby."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 20, 1818
My second great grand aunt, Helene Torgalsdatter. She would have been 196 years old today.
Born on August 20
My second cousin twice removed, a Nolan. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Died on August 20
The mother in law of the second cousin of my stepfather, a Cunningham. 
Died on August 20, 1949
The husband of the aunt of my step grandfather, Patrick John Farrell
Died on August 20, 1867
The father in law of the husband of the first cousin twice removed of my stepfather, Patrick Sheridan.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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


Today ~ August 19, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, a "Living Warner."
My fourth cousin, a "Living McDonald."

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May He Rest in Peace

Died on August 19
My third cousin, a Jenson
Died on August 19
The second cousin of my stepfather, a Bennett.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

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


Today ~ August 18, 2014

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:
My third cousin, a "Living Olsen."
The husband of my second cousin once removed, a "Living Stitt."
The husband of my second cousin twice removed, a "Living McCaleb."
My step aunt, a "Living Fleming."

MARRIED on August 18
My third cousin, a Daignault.
(m. Arnold)
My fourth cousin once removed, a Filler.
(m. Maine)
My second cousin once removed, a Williams.
(m. Gnatt)

IN LOVING MEMORY 
May They Rest in Peace

Born on August 18, 1829
My second great grand aunt, Margareta Andersdatter. She would have been 185 years old today.
Born on August 18
My first cousin once removed of my stepfather, a Howard Roy Straughn. He would have been 108 years old today.
Born on August 18, 1889
The husband of my second cousin twice removed, Ottinus Hjalmer Henriksen. He would have been 125 years old today.
Born on August 18, 1906
My grandmother, Madie Jessie Miner. She would have been 108 years old today.
Born on August 18
My second cousin once removed, a Steen. He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born on August 18, 1810
The wife of my second great grand uncle, Kristine Olsdatter Borg. She would have been 204 years old today.
Died on August 18
The husband of the my second cousin once removed, a Nelson. 
Died on August 18
My grand aunt, a Westby
Died on August 18
The wife of my stepfather's second cousin, a Glenn.

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