GRIMLAND NEWSLETTER - 08 August 2002
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This is a family newsletter that is sent infrequently to the Grimland
family for whom email addresses are known.
DEATH OF JON TERGERSON. Carol Couch has provided
information about Jon Tergerson being killed in a head-on car wreck yesterday
morning (Aug. 7) in Waco, Texas. Visitation will be at 6:00 to 8:00
pm tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 9) at Mount Olivet Funeral Home at 2301 North
Sylvania in Fort Worth. The funeral will be on Saturday at 3:00 pm
at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7620 Baker Blvd. in Fort Worth. Jon
was married to the former Linda Merrow and has children Brian and Lori.
Jon was the third child of Cecil (Tergy) and Frances Tergerson. Tergy
is the second child of Gena Grimland and Jeff (Coin) Tergerson. Gena was
the fifth child of Jorgen (J.K., Little Yern) and Annie Grimland. Jorgen
was the fifth child of Kittel Grimland and the sixth child of his wife Liv.
DEATH OF ROWLAND VANNOY. Billy Rowland Vannoy died
May 14, 2002 in Nacogdoches, Texas where he and his wife Rose lived for 38
years. Rowland was 85 years old and spent 50 years in banking
before retiring several years ago from Fredonia State Bank in Nacogdoches
where he was president and chairman of the board. Rowland's wife is the
former Rose Alice Grimland, second child (last surviving child) of Thomas
Cornelius (Tom) and Clara Grimland. Tom was the eighth child of
Niels (Nels) and Jensine Marie (Mary) Grimland. Nels was the
second child of Kittel Grimland and the third child of his wife Liv.
GRIMLAND FAMILY REUNION. The first full Grimland
family reunion in about sixty years is planned for the National Guard
Armory in the City Park at Clifton on October 5 (Saturday). It will
include a potluck lunch. An announcement of the reunion has been
sent by email to all of the family for whom email addresses were known on July
23. Copies were sent by U.S. mail to the contact persons for
the family groups for the Grimland family tree that do not have email
addresses. The contact persons were requested to send information about
the reunion to those not included in the email mailout. Feel free to
request additional copies of the announcement from me if you need them.
SILENT AUCTION AT REUNION. A Silent Auction will
be part of the Grimland family reunion. That was overlooked when the
reunion announcement was being developed. People are encouraged to
bring items for the auction. They can relate to the Grimland family or
just be nice items of interest to people. Obviously, everyone does not
need to bring something because we would be overloaded then, but everything is
welcomed. People who do not bring a silent auction item may come
prepared to particularly look for items to bid on. The resulting funds
are to be utilized for the benefit of current and future activities of the
GRIMLAND MARRIAGE. Joseph Stephen (Joe) Grimland
married Lori Kim Cassel on June 1. They are both in the U.S. Air Force
and live in Clinton, Maryland. Joe completed the Washington, DC AIDS
Ride that was discussed in an earlier Grimland family email
newsletter. Joe is the first child of Dale and Kleo Grimland. Dale
is the second child of Ray and Virgie Grimland. Ray is the fourth child
of Jim Nikolai and Maude Grimland. Jim was the seventh child of Gunsten
and Sophia Grimland. Gunsten was the first child of Kittel Grimland and
the second child of his wife Liv.
CONTEST WINNER. Ciegie Lockhart won the Lampasas
County Farm Bureau Talent and Queens contest and represented the county in the
district contest. Ciegie is a daughter of Billy and Milly Lockhart.
Billy is the fourth child of Gorden Keith (Keith, Bud) and Neva Lockhart.
Keith is the seventh child of Rachel (Rach) Liv Grimland and Ed Lockhart.
Rach was the fifth child of Ole and Anie Grimland, and Ole was the third
child of Kittel Grimland and the fourth child of his wife Liv.
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Roland Bronstad of Fort Worth
received his second BNSF Achievement Award in recognition for his developing
the first and only shuttle train in the state of Washington. Shuttle
trains consist of 110 railroad cars that move as a unit, carrying a single
agricultural commodity between designated terminals. Roland is the
second child of Esther Grimland and Otto (Bobbie) Bronstad. Esther was
the third child of Benjamin (Beno) and Constance Grimland. Beno was the
fifteenth child of Jorgen (Yern, Squire) Grimland and the twelth child of his
second wife Inger. Yern was the first child of Liv Grimland
and the only child of her first husband Jorgen.
LOS ANGELES PRESS CLUB AWARD. Amanda (Mandy) Bronstad
received second place in the Los Angeles Press Journalism Awards for a
story that she wrote in regard to a scandal with soap opera lawyers and a
troubled downtown law firm. She has been covering news about law firms
in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Business Journal for a little over a year.
Mandy is the first child of Roland and Carol Bronstad. See the previous
item for the remainder of the Grimland ancestral line for Mandy.
NORWAY TRIP. Janelle Grimland from the Norse
Community near Clifton, Texas was in the group of about 24 who toured Norway
in June. The trip included a long ship ride along the northern
coast of Norway and was organized primarily under activities of the
Bosque County Chapter of the Norwegian Society of Texas. Janelle is the
wife of the late Clarence Allen (Allen) Grimland. Allen was the third
child of Oscar and Palma Grimland. Oscar was the third child of Jorgen (J.K.,
Little Yern) and Annie Grimland. Jorgen awas the fifth child of Kittel
Grimland and the sixth child of his wife Liv.
BOSQUE MEMORIAL MUSEUM. The Bosque Memorial Museum in
Clifton, Texas has a new website. It is www.bosquemuseum.org
. It is an outstanding museum for a small town, and you might consider
going to it as part of attending the Grimland family reunion.
SOUTH TEXAS FLOOD. A number of people have
inquired about the effects on us of the heavy rains and flood in our area (now
called the Flood of 2002). It was the second 500-year flood within about
four years in San Antonio. Our house and of our daughters are in good
locations in regard to rising water, so safety was not a concern except
if travel was required. We received 21 inches of rain with 36 inches
being received near us. When the water was ten feet deep in the
spillway, it was within 17 inches of going over the top of Medina Dam,
which probably would have caused the dam to fail.
Ruell Solberg, Jr.
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