This week’s theme is “Fortune.” Merriam-Webster gives several definitions for fortune: A large sum of money; prosperity attained partly through luck; or destiny, fate.
While staying in Denver, it seems that the family took a day trip into the mountains. They went up a canyon to the end of the road, and stopped to visit a famous gravesite along the way.
About 120 miles west of McCook, by way of Highway 6, lies the small town of Haxtun, Colorado. It’s out on the lonely high plains with endless fields of dryland wheat, some farmed to this day by descendants of Swedish homesteader settlers.
Let’s take a look at an epic road trip that my grandparents (my dad’s parents) took as newlyweds in 1923. We have heard of it referred to it as a “honeymoon”, but it was five months after the wedding, and grandma’s parents and brother came along too. So let’s just call it a “road trip” […]
Week 3’s theme is “Namesake.” Are you named for one of your ancestors? Do you have an ancestor who was named for someone else (either in the family or a well-known person)?