GRIMLAND NEWSLETTER - 26 January 2003
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This is a family newsletter that is sent infrequently to
the Grimland family for whom email addresses are known. If you know some
people that may not be receiving it, send their names and email addresses to
Ruell Solberg, Jr.
GRIMLAND FAMILY TREE SUBMISSIONS. Bruce Wiland is
still planning to try to publish the Grimland family tree in March, or very soon
thereafter. Additions and corrections can be made until near the time of
publication, especially if they are minor. To help Bruce, send any
additional items to him within the next couple of weeks or so to
insure that they can be incorporated. There are contact persons for most
of the family groups that have focused on collecting family tree information
for the group. The contact persons are indicated for the particular
family group on the Grimland family website at http://www.grimland.org
So, send information to your contact person or to Bruce Wiland very soon.
If there is doubt whether some information has been submitted,
contact Bruce at Wiland@att.net
PICTURE OF GRIMLAND FAMILY.
Many of the early Grimland family members were present for Liv Grimland's
90th birthday celebration on June 14, 1900. A picture of the
group is on the Grimland website. Help is needed to identify those
not yet shown with names. This is a picture that many people have;
hopefully, someone has a copy with names written on the back or can identify additional
people. Contact Bruce Wiland if names can be given for any of them.
ORDERS OF GRIMLAND FAMILY TREES. Total
costs of the Grimland family trees are expected to be about $20 to $25
each, depending on the total number of copies made.
Those who did not sign up for copies at the reunion should notify Bruce
of the quantities that they want.
Everyone should check the number of books that you or
your family have ordered on the Grimland family website, and
let Bruce know if the number that is shown should be changed. It
would be helpful if you would check with family members that you know
that do not have email addresses, or that may not receive this
email, to determine if their desires about obtaining Grimland family
trees is shown correctly. After the exact costs are determined,
Bruce will notify people to mail their checks to him (probably in early
March). Later copies will likely
cost more, if available, because of smaller quantities that will be made.
Also Jen's brother Joe is in the video, shown taking pictures in the
background. Jen is the second child of Jurdis Sibley and Joe
Buser. Jurdis is the first child of Olive Dahl and Bill Sibley.
Olive was the first child of Callie Solberg and Helmer Dahl. Callie
was the first child of Josie Johnson and Ole Solberg, Jr., who was the first
child of Kerste Grimland and Ole Solberg.
Jurdis and husband Charlie Bauermeister have both
recently retired, sold their home in Ormond Beach, Florida, and plan to
travel around the country before settling in the Texas area.
BOSQUE COUNTY ARTICLE. The January 2003
issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine has an article with
some nice pictures of some old buildings in Bosque County, Texas.
Most of the article is also on the Internet at http://www.texascooppower.com/tcp/103bosque.html
These pictures are a small group of those on display in the bank at
Cranfills Gap, Texas. The mother of Ave Bonar, the author and
photographer, lives in Clifton and married Dink Henderson, who lived in
Cranfills Gap for many years.
Also, a single-page article by Steve Fromholz, singer
and songwriter, on the third from the last page in the magazine is about Kopperl,
a small town in Northeast Bosque County. The University of
Texas has published a book, Texas Trilogy
, drawing on
Fromholz's ballads for inspiration in exploring the history and people of
Bosque County. Copies of this book may be purchased from the Bosque
County Collection through the link on the home page of their website at www.bosquecountycollection.org
under Current News.
NORWAY GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA. Lake Hornindalsvatn in
Norway is 1,981 feet deep, the deepest lake in Europe. Fylke in
Norway is the North American equivalent of county, parish, or
province. Norway has the lowest population density of all countries in
Europe. Norway has universities in the cities of Oslo, Bergen,
Trondheim, and Tromso. There are 200,000 lakes in Norway.
Ruell Solberg, Jr.
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