This is a four generation picture. But to me it is much more than that. These are my ancestors. It is a picture of my bloodline. It is where I came from; my roots.
The baby in this picture is my father, Jim. My grandfather Ed, is standing behind his mother Edna, my great-grandmother. Her mother, my great, great-grandmother is also standing behind her.
I am so lucky in that I knew everyone in this picture except for my great, great-grandmother. I love all these people. They all had a part in making me who I am today. Even Gran Halverson who I never knew, at least I don’t remember, shaped the people who shaped me.
Years have come and gone much to quickly, and now that baby, is the great-grandfather in another four generation picture.