Linda on December 15th, 2009

I’m rapidly running out of tombstone photos, but I remembered this one in an album of my husband’s mother. It is the tombstone of her grandmother, Berit (Bertha) Anania Jensen Nelson. Berit was the daughter of  Erik Jensen and Gjertrud Gulliksdatter, both born in Valdres, Oppland, Norway. Berit was born in Manitwoc County, Wisconsin. Berit […]

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Linda on December 1st, 2009

My husband’s Norwegian roots include his gg-grandfather, Erik Jensen, from Østre Slidre, Oppland County, Norway.  The tombstone shown is that of Erik’s half-brother, Syver, and his wife, Randi Evensdatter. Both men immigrated together to the United States in 1854 and settled in or near Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Syver and Randi are buried at Gjerpen cemetery […]

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Linda on November 4th, 2009

hese binoculars belonged to my husband’s grandmother and were given to her in 1903. They are engraved with initials: the first two I cannot make out, but they are not those of her eventual husband. It says, ” _ _ to M. W. -03-”  Lillian would have been 20 years old when she was presented […]

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Linda on October 30th, 2009

We watched the final cutting of the corn stalks in the fields south of us this week. They’ve had a hard time getting into the wet fields, so it’s been a start-and-stop operation for a few weeks.

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Linda on October 1st, 2009

The beginning of the turn of fall colors along the Lake Michigan shoreline has started in earnest. This photo was taken a week ago, and there has been more advancement since then. I didn’t realize that I captured a seagull in the photo until I was adjusting it in Lightroom–I usually have to add little […]

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Linda on September 28th, 2009

We have gone from 78 degrees to 57 degrees in a day (accompanied by gusty winds)–the summer flowers are faded and dried, but the fall flora are bright and welcoming. I took the photo one week ago near the shores of Lake Michigan. Our colors are evolving; and if the wind doesn’t take everything, we […]

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