Monthly Archives: January 2011

Remembering Gina

I thought it would be fun to give attention in our next couple posts to the grandparents of us cousins. Given our varied ages and locations, we must have had different experiences with and connections to Emil and Gina Borreson. … Continue reading

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Nice Catch of Fish!

Here’s another great photo from Conrad: a fine catch of fish was taken in 1931, or 80 years ago. Conrad says he was two and a half years old at the time, the little fellow on the right next to his dad. … Continue reading

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Ocean Crossing “Tween-Deck”

Referring back to the January 4 post and our ancestors crossing the Atlantic in steerage class…. If you want to learn more about the what Elias and Kari Borresen may have experienced coming to America aboard the Britainnia, I encourage you to check … Continue reading

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The Old Swimming Hole

Did any of you remember talk of the old swimming hole – or better, the place itself? When I was a kid, I remember my father Garven telling about a stream on the farm that they would dam up and use … Continue reading

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Our English Aunts

The purpose of this blog is Borreson family history, of course, but I must defer to the present moment to remember today one of our English aunts. We offer our condolences to Arnold, Elaine and Louise at the Thursday passing of their … Continue reading

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Talking Norwegian

A conversation I had with cousin Albert before Christmas reminded me that the Norwegian language was used quite often when some of us cousins were children – and later too. I thought it might be fun to think about that … Continue reading

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Pioneer Photo – 125 Years Ago

In our family history Homestead, Clara Borreson Cook labels one old photograph “Pioneer Photo 1886-1887.” I love this “oldie” so I had to get it into this blog early on. Somehow I’m fortunate enough to have an actual black-and-white reprint, so … Continue reading

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