GRIMLAND NEWSLETTER - 10 May 2002
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This is a family newsletter that is sent infrequently to the descendants of
the Grimland family for whom e-mail addresses are known.
MOTHER'S DAY. Happy Mother's Day to all of the
mothers, plus those who serve in some of the capacities of mothers.
SYTENNDE MAI CELEBRATION. Sytennde Mai (17th of May)
is a very special day for Norwegians. It is also called Constitution Day
or National Day. The Bosque County Chapter of the Norwegian Society of
Texas will host a Sytennde Mai celebration on May 18 (Saturday) in the City
Park in Clifton, Texas. The program starts at 1:00 pm with hamburgers
being served prior to that. Ruell Solberg, Jr. will be the master of
ceremonies. There will be many activities, exhibits, etc. Everyone
is welcome to come and go.
SOLBERG FAMILY REUNION. The 45th annual Kerste
Grimland and Ole Solberg Family Reunion will be on June 8 (Saturday) at the
home of Jerry and Joyce David's home on a golf course near Whitney, Texas.
All relatives and friends of the Solberg family are welcome. Additional
information and directions to the David's house will be sent gladly by e-mail
or U.S. mail if you will contact Ruell Solberg, Jr. We understand that
many of you live too far away, have other commitments at that time, etc. so
the details are not included in this newsletter so it does not get too
GRIMLAND FAMILY TREE. Bruce Wiland is extremely
interested in receiving all available information about descendants of the
Grimland family, so the Grimland family tree can be as accurate and complete
as possible. We believe that everyone in the U.S.A. with the name of
Grimland is related to us. Help us to identify, locate, and
include as many as possible.
GRIMLAND FAMILY MEETING. The next Grimland family
meeting is scheduled for June 22 (Saturday) at the Civic Center in
Clifton. It will start at 10:00 am, and we bring our lunches to better
utilize our time. Everyone is welcome to attend. The focus of the
meeting will be to review the status of our family tree efforts, to determine
areas to focus on, and to make additional plans for the Grimland Family
GRIMLAND FAMILY REUNION. The first full Grimland
family reunion in about sixty years is being planned for the National Guard
Armory in the City Park at Clifton on October 5 (Saturday). It will
include a potluck lunch. Put this on your calendar, plan to attend,
and let others know. Additional information will be sent later.
GRIMLAND FAMILY ADDRESSES. If there may be
descendants of the Grimland family for whom Ruell Solberg, Jr. does not have
e-mail and U.S. mail addresses, please send those to him so that we can
communicate easier and let as many as possible know about the upcoming
WASHINGTON, DC AIDS RIDE. Joseph Stephen Grimland
will ride in the Washington, DC AIDS bicycle ride on June 13-16 from Norfolk,
VA to Washington, DC (330 miles). The purpose is to raise money for
"Food and Friends", the only organization in the Washington, DC area
that provides delivered meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling to people
that have HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. If you are
interested in supporting Joe, you can contact him at JoeGrimland@hotmail.com
, (301) 877-7984 (home), or (703) 614-6566 (work). Joe is in the U.S.
Air Force and is stationed at the Pentagon. He is a son of
Freddy Dale Grimland, who is a son of Dale Ray Grimland, who was the son of
Ray Loyd Grimland, who was a son of Jim Nikolai Grimland, who was a son
of Gunsten Kittelson Grimland, who was the first son of Kittel and
COMPUTER VIRUSES. It is understood that if you add
(0)))))) to your address book, which will be listed first then, computer
viruses that spread the virus by using your address book will not work.
You might add that to your address book to see if viruses are not spread so
WINTER OLYMPICS. At the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter
Olympics, Norway won a national record 11 gold medals and a total of 24
medals, third most for both of all of the nations. Their quantity of
medals was exceeded only by the nations of Germany and the U.S.A.
THOR HEYERDAHL DEATH. Spectacular researcher,
explorer, and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl died April 18. He was famous for
his human migration theories and proofs with the Kon-Tiki and Ra II, balsa and
reed rafts made to show that people could have traveled very
long distances a great many years ago.
Ruell Solberg, Jr.
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