Yes, you read correctly... Mitt Norge Tilkobling. "My Norway Connection"
Another happy surprise for me.
|Aunt Belle & Grandma Anna Apold Becker|
Spokane, WA Circa 1911
Ancestry.com: It's not like the TV commercials.
I've been a member since 2006 and have spent many happy hours searching and building our tree. I didn't join and miraculously find lovely family photos of long lost loved ones. Ahhh... no.
BUT... in February I received a message from another member, Kari, in Norway who noticed that Aunt Belle, Grandma, and her family were in my tree. :)
My grandmother passed away when I was only 10 and her father passed away in 1920. Her mother lived in Spokane, Washington and only came up to Canada to visit once in the 1940's. This side of the family had the least amount of information.
Unbelievably to me, Kari had found us. She is my third cousin... our great grandfathers were brothers. Her grandmother and mine were first cousins. Kari's mother sent us photos from the farm in Norway where our great grandfathers were raised and a fourth cousin still lives. Something I never could have imagined...
My great grandfather and Kari's great grandfather.
Kari's grandmother (also named Kari), my grandmother and great aunt.
It was fun to see the family resemblance. Many other photos have been shared and it has been a happy time for myself, my mom and her sisters. Grandma has been gone over fourty years now and I am sure that she is tickled about this reunion.
We had a good laugh when I sent one of the photos that my aunt had to Norway. Kari's mother Marit is in the green dress. They were in the USA visiting family in Seattle.
Our new family... Marit, Kjell, Kari and Torkell.
So, I had to make a little vignette to celebrate our happy new connection. You know, Mitt Norge Tilkobling. I haven't quilted for years, but rooted around in my fabric stash and made up my own little (4.5"x5.75") flag of Norway. The tea cup fabric honours our new friendship.
I had to include a copy of a vintage postcard from the town near the farm.
So, if you join Ancestry.com don't expect too much too fast. But don't be surprised either if you find some wonderful people like I did. Or rather they found me. Now my dream is to visit beautiful Norway and our new family. One day.
Sorry Mr. Moose, you cannot come along.
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