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Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Essay on Where We've Been and Where our Descendants will Venture.


From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

I ponder on what our ancestors accomplished as I research, write and post this history of our family. I marvel at the valleys, mountains, oceans and prairies they crossed and the lands they tamed to give us this land we call home. Then I wonder where our descendants will travel. I think of the challenges they will face.

Who will be the first in our family to venture into the darkness of space? Who will be the first to step foot on a distant planet? Will they remember us? Will they pause and thank us for the gift of life and knowledge as they search their night sky looking for a pale blue dot called Earth?

Please take a moment with Carl Sagan and think of those yet to come that will carry your name and genes to the stars.

Simply,
Victor

Sunday's Photo Album

From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Today I spent time on the new family tree (look at the top of the right side bar on the blog. Click on the photo of the family tree to be taken to the site). I'm adding photographs to go with the names. My goal is one photo per name. I'll need some help. I'll use whatever photo I have handy for the tree. If you'd like a different photo please send it to me and I'll swap them.

Williamson relatives, If you have better photos than the ones I'm using please send them. This tree will eventually include all cousins etc, so please send the photos.

Today, in addition to the work done on the tree, I've scanned a few pictures for you to enjoy.

Simply,
Victor

This is my brother Jon with his wife Lisa, stepson A.J. and son Jet.


This is picture of my Step Grandfather Emmerson Leissman standing at the grave of my Grandmother Elda Vercellino in Bismarck North Dakota.

Yes, we are in total random mode. This is my sister Annette taken in our home at 2214 38th Street, Rapid City, South Dakota. Ah memories.....

Finally today we have my Step Grandfather Emmerson Liessman with Caden Williamson, Lisa's Williamson Coronado's Oldest son. He recently turned 18 years old. Happy Birthday Caden.