Monday, January 23, 2012

Heavenly thoughts

As we glance towards Heaven, we realize so many of our ancestors, parents, and loved ones , are there too...
Our lives in this existence are short, the most important things to remember are who we are, where we came from,
and where we are going. As this new year is rapidly rolling before our eyes, and we are all aging faster than we ever thought possible,
let's remember the beautiful legacy our loved ones, who have gone before us, have built for us. let us embrace our past, remembering all of them, and each of our loved ones here, and lift each other towards our ultimate Heavenly goal.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hi everyone! I hope you have all had a beautiful summer! Does anyone know who the extra family is in the family photo above?I know of course that our grandma Amy Elisabeth Johansson is there with her cute hat , and her dark dress...I am thinking she is about 11 or 12 or 13?And Karl Gustaf Johansson is holding Lilly ,with the white collar , and Amy's brother Carl johan is next to her and of course, Amalia Kristina Korner Johansson ,is standing next to her husband in the back , (she is so tiny).
But I am not quite sure who the others are? (I know mom told me a million times...I should have written it down!)
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Great information on our family name Our Lundevall family name began in 1855 with Johan Munter Lundevall born in Sparrsätra which is a little north of Enköping, Uppsala, Sweden. Prior to this time, a man named Anders would have sons with the surname Andersson, and daughters with the surname Andersdotter. This naming practice was being phased out by the time Johan was born. It is likely that the surname Lundevall was chosen by his parents, or by clergy, and that this name may have been chosen because of the topographical features of the family home or because it just sounded nice. Lund means "grove (of trees)," and vall means "wall (or a mound, or bluff)," so the family may have lived next to a bluff with a grove of trees. There may be other reasons for choosing the name, because most people with the Lundevall surname seem to have similarly come from areas surrounding Uppsala. Johan Lundevall was not the first generation to break with traditional patronymics, his father was Eric Jansson Munter. Eric, however, was given the surname Munter as an adult when he served in the army. Munter means "cheerful," and the name was probably given to him because it reflected his personality. Military names were given to soldiers by their captains to help communication on the battle field. Can you imagine trying to give specific directions to a group of 100 men, with 5 Eric Andersson's and 8 Johan Andersson's, 7 Anders Ericsson's, 9 Anders Johansson's, etc. Find more about the naming practices used in Sweden at:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Old slides

      I found these old slides, and wanted to share them with you! Arent they wonderful?

   Also, I would like to say that there is an ongoing issue with not being able to post comments on this blog!
I know many of you , as well as myself have tried to post comments on the sweet , and heartfelt posts about our beloved Amy Harshbarger. Please keep trying they are trying to fix it for us.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Our Swedish Angel! Dec17,1920 ~June 27,2010

In memory of Amy Lundevall Harshbarger aka "Pat"

God called back his special angel from this life on June 27, 2010. She loved her life on Earth, but she will be happy to see all of her loved ones in Heaven. Mom and Nana Mor Mor will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will keep her in their hearts forever.Amy was the fourth child of Berger and Amy Lundevall, who were converts to the LDS Church in Sweden and started a home and family in Salt Lake City. Proud of her heritage, she loved to teach Swedish songs and prayers to her children and grandchildren.
Married to Lawrence Roy Harshbarger in 1942, she moved to California, where she devoted herself to her husband and children. Divorcing in 1970, she returned to Salt Lake City and her extended family, who supported her and her children in making a new life in Utah. While working as a store manager, she was a full-time mother to her youngest children.
As her children grew, married, and started families of their own, Mom became a loving and devoted grandmother and great-grand-mother, always remembering birth-days, and always sending presents and home- made candy at Christmas.
She kept in touch with high-school friends, and formed a club, "the bachelorettes," which would regularly meet to play cards and share memories and laughter.
Nearing retirement, she became a volunteer Foster Grandma, loving every child she was involved with for more than 20 years.
In her later years, she visited friends and family in California and New York, and she took many trips with her sisters Ruth and Lil and her brother-in-law Doug.
She was a constant presence of joy, love, and comfort to those lucky enough to know her. She touched many hearts in many different ways.
She is survived by children Larry, Tom, Scott, and Haidee; their spouses Mary Ellen, Sue, Lisa, and Ron; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister Lillian; many friends and family. Preceded in death by siblings Edna, Norma, Roger, and Ruth.
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A small glimps into her life!!