Every once in a while, Ancestry.com has one of those freebie trials that they like to parade around. I took advantage of it this time and was pleasantly surprised to see that they’re were a few Doddema’s listed. What excited me the most was seeing the passenger list with my father’s name on it when he arrived in America! Now that’s cool. Of course, since I don’t have a membership, I can’t save the document but I plan on taking a trip to the Family History Center and using their access to get the records. Aha! Continue reading
Since I’ve been married, I’ve tried to incorporate different holiday traditions into our lives to teach my children about their heritage. One I’ve enjoyed is Sinterklaas day. I recently asked my dad and others if they would be willing to share some of their memories and this is what my father shared. Continue reading
I just found out from my 5th cousin in the Netherlands that her grandma had passed away a few weeks ago. I’ve asked Dievertje to write a little article on her grandma so I’m waiting for that.
From what I do know of Grietje, she was born Apr 17, 1916 in Noordbroek, Groningen, Netherlands and married to Pieter Doddema May 18, 1940. She died Nov 9, 2006 in Winschoten, Groningen, Netherlands. According to Dievertje, Grietje had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. A couple days later she passed away.
We grieve with Dievertje and her family. Losing a grandparent is always rough.
I did receive permission from Dievertje to update the genealogy records with her grandma’s information. A big thanks for that.
On a lighter note, I did find out that in the period we weren’t in contact with one another, Dievertje had married Leon Doornbusch in 2004. Congratulations!
Most everybody knows my love of all things Superman, hence the username clarkkent93. Lo and behold, I found a blog quiz that answered that all important question: What superhero are you? Here’s the results
| You Are Superman
| Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
And pretty cute too. No wonder you’re the most popular superhero ever!
I’m satisfied with those results!Ã‚Â Up, up, and away!
Yes, it is.Ã‚Â I’ll say it again if I have to.Ã‚Â I’m not a big fan of my own birthday.Ã‚Â I don’t know why and it’s not because I’m getting older.Ã‚Â I’m 36 and that’s not old.Ã‚Â It’s taken almost 13 years for my wife to give up but this year I got my wish…no cake, no big bash or anything like that.Ã‚Â It was a relief.Ã‚Â Just to let people know that I’m not completely heartless, here’s one of those blog quizzes on what my birth date means:
|Your Birthdate: November 20
You are a virtual roller coaster of emotions, and most people enjoy the ride.
Your mood tends to set the tone of the room, and when you’re happy, this is a good thing.
When you get in a dark mood, watch out – it’s very hard to get you out of it.
It’s sometimes hard for you to cheer up, and your gloom can be contagious.
Your strength: Your warm heart
Your weakness: Trouble controlling your emotions
Your power color: Black
Your power symbol: Musical note
Your power month: February