Thursday, January 13, 2011
Old family painting
Family history is really important to me. The maternal side of my family came to America in the very early 1600's. Well, after 300 years, Grandma went and married a foreigner....A wonderful man from Sweden, Bert Anderson. When he came to America, his mother gave him this painting of his farmhouse to never forget his home. It came thru Ellis Island with him. It was painted in the 1800's. I have slept in the bedroom upper right. The family has lived on this land for over 250 years. It is now mine, and will be passed on to my son Brandon, and then to my Grandson Shawn.