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ho2cultcha's loves1462 of 18995Rare Trio of Loetz Lapis lazuli miniature vases, ca. 1893Once Immigrants At Home In Minnesota! Again! :^)
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    Posted 1 year ago

    billretire…
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    Many Swedish and Norwegian People Immigrated to Minnesota in the 1880s. I have relatives from both of my Parents families, that made the long journey, by Sailing Ships, across the Atlantic Ocean to America, at that time, and settled, in Minnesota, or moved Westward from there. These photos, are from my Mother's side, that mainly settled in Minnesota, but relatives from my fathers side, moved west, early on.
    The 1st photo is the five Sisters, that were born from Parents that Immigrated from Sweden, and settled in Minnesota(the one on the right is my Grandmother).
    The 2nd photo is of my Grandmother, and her four daughters, at a Cabin at Detroit Lake(the youngest is my mother) I like the name above the door "Ish Ka Bobble", he was a Comic Actor in the early 1900's, and it means other things too! :^D
    The 3rd photo is from about 1931, of my Mother, and her three sisters(again my Mother is the youngest)
    The 4th photo is from 1946(when my parents got Married) my Father, Mother, Grandfather(Norway Immigrant), Grandmother, and my Mother's next older Sister, at my Mother's Parents Home in Minnesota.(Her parents not so happy, her Sister excited for them) :^D

    Thank you for looking, all comments are welcome! :^)

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 1 year ago
      Really great family pix Bill, nice one of the ladies & girl on the rowboat, and your parents are young & happy in the last pic which is always a good photo keepsake. Thank you for sharing!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of these scandinavian americans :) Very nice photos.
    3. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      The parents’ expressions are priceless!
      Great family record!
    4. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks Jenni, I'm not sure which lake they're on, after-all Minnesota is "The Land of 10,000 Lakes"! My Parents met and got Married in just 6 weeks in Washington DC, my Father was in Port, and my Mother worked for the Government, this photo is when my Mother's Parents, first met my Father, the man that was taking their baby away from Minnesota! They stayed 2yrs, but after my oldest Sister was born in 1948, my Father knew that he could make more money than the .29hr as a Machinist, that he was making there, back in California, it was over $1.hr. and they moved, my Father first, and my Mother and Sister after he had made enough money to support, and send for them.
    5. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      You're very welcome Elisabethan, I'm glad that you like them, and hope you see the next post too! :^D
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thank you Watchsearcher, they were young 21yrs, and my Father, soon to be out of the Navy, but there were many tears shed, my Mother was the Baby of the Family in Minnesota, and a stranger was taking her away! {:^(
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Much thanks to you all, for looking at, and loving the few early Family photos, that we have left after the Santa Rosa, Calif. fire of 2yrs ago, burned them along with my oldest Sister's Home,
      Pete
      Jenni
      yougottahavestuff
      Elisabethan
      Bobby
      Brian
      Thomas
      and Watchsearcher, its appreciated! :^)

      My Sister, and her Husband, should be back in their New Home, by the Holidays! :^D
    8. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks for the love officialfuel, it's always nice to get! :^)
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thanks for all the information keramikos, I had heard that expression before, and may have known about it, but when posting the Detroit Lake Cabin photo, it was the first time that I noticed it, and assumed that's why I remembered, my Mother saying that at some time! :^D
      Yes the fire that burned my oldest Sister's Home, and a lot of our Family Heirlooms, along with generations of photos, happened after my Mother had died, and we had sold her home, and took those things to my Sister's so we could all go through them together, but that day didn't come soon enough, the Fire did! :^(
    10. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Thank you for the love that you gave, keramikos, and Gillian, it's appreciated! :^)
    11. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Always nice to have you stop by for a look farmlady, and the love that you gave is appreciated, thank you! :^)
    12. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Hey bb2 was here, and gave a love! Thank you! :^)
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      Very cool pics! Glad to see they are still in the family!
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Yes very few though, here. My Cousins may have more, but they still live in Minnesota, I never did, I haven't been back there since 1970, it might be time to visit! :^D Thanks Shareurpassion, for your comment and the love that you gave! :^)
    15. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Hey EZa, thanks for taking a look, and giving a love for what you saw! :^)

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