The Book of Me Written By You~Prompt 14~Special People

I am participating in Julie Goucher's activity:

This week’s prompt ~ Prompt 14 ~ Special People

If you had to hold a dinner party and could invite a maximum of 12 people who would you invite?

This week you CAN include family.

What meals would you serve and why?

Perhaps include the recipe or a photo if you decided to actually cook the items!


This time I get to invite family to my special dinner for twelve! Yes! I have decided to have a casual dinner outside on a California summer evening. We may even actually have dinner at the beach…at sunset.

The very first person I would invite would be my Dad. He is by far, the first and foremost family member invited to attend any family functions I have. He has a very special place in my heart and I am most grateful to have him in my life!

The next person I would invite to dinner would be my cousin, Jan Lundberg, in Sweden. I am so fortunate that he replied to one of my blog posts, which has brought our two world's together. 

The third person I would invite would be my paternal grandfather, Erik Hjalmer Lundberg. Life has ways of evolving, so much so that I, unfortunately, didn't spend any real time with him when I was growing up. I would like some of that time back to get to really know him as a person.

My maternal great-grandmother, Dagny Dulin would be the next person invited. I never knew her, but I have many questions for her. The main question, why did she came to the United States…I have a difficult time understanding this as she came from a fairly well to do family in Norway. Things yet undiscovered!

I would also invite my great-grandmother Marta Brita Lundberg. I would love to hear the stories that have failed to be told. Who was my grandfather's father? Did his sister have the same father? 

Another great-grandmother, Laura Hohimer would also be on my invitation list. I never met her, but feel a need to know her. I met my great grandfather, but never her.

I think great-grandfather Raney McGuire would also be on the invitation list. I know there are some good stories behind this man that may never have been told. 

I would invite my cousin in Norway, Cecilie (Dulin). I have had contact with her and we tried to meet once, but it didn't quite work out. I think it is high time we met!

Another cousin I haven't met but have had communication with for a few years now would also be invited to dinner. My Cousin Betty who lives in Montana. She has been a hugh help to me with my paternal mother's family and their family history. I owe her more than a few hugs, and more than a few dinners also!

I have a first Cousin Steve, that I have not seen since I was just a couple years old. He lives in Florida. We made online contact about a year ago. I think he needs to be invited so we can get reacquainted and I can eventually meet the rest of his family.

I have another first cousin who lives in the same state as I do, California, which I haven't seen since I was a child, Cousin David. We have tried a couple of times to hook up, but so far it hasn't worked out. Maybe dinner this time would!

I have many more cousins I could invite to this dinner, but I certainly can not invite them all. I think the twelfth
 person I would invite would be my second great-grandfather Erik Andersson Lundberg. I think he would love to hear what I have been up to in order to learn more about our family.

For dinner we would have a barbecue. Several meats, hamburgers, chicken, steak and fish. Roast some corn on the cob and other veggies, a pasta salad as well as a fruit salad and call it good. Lots of snacks and appetizers, with some beer and wine for those who wish to partake. I hear the stories flowing now...

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 

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  1. Tack. Det var en fin sammanställning och fina tankar du förmedlade.
    Gott nytt år kära kusin.

  2. Tack kära kusin! Tack för läsning. Jag är bakom på dessa uppmaningar, försöker komma ikapp. Gott Nytt År!


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