Monday, December 24, 2007

End of another year

It's the end of another year and exchange of annual greetings from cousins far and wide.
I was sadden to learn that Cousin Sylvia Spain just recently passed away.
Sylvia and I are the 2nd-great granddaughters of Magnus Andreassen Helvik [1805 Asker Parrish-1888 Chicago]. . . and are 3rd cousins.
Fetter Harald introduced us the summer of 1997 after Sylvia's visit to Nesodden. While she and I knew each other only from exchanging correspondence our connection as cousins was deep.