We Have Many Special Gifts
And many special days.
A Special Day In May, 2018
|The Fourhorsemen at Hope's wedding in May, 2018|
|The Fourhorsemen Family, May, 2018|
Former U.S. Marine, Matthew Thomas
Having climbed mountains in Afghanistan, now climbs them in Manhattan.
Matthew, A Celebrated Uber Driver In The New York City Area 2019.
(Grandpa and Grandna Connie on smartphone screen in NC.)
May 6, 2020, Meet Lucas Markovych . . . Ukrainian Swede!
This Takes The Cake. Lucas One Week Old Birthday Party
Click On photo to watch the party.
Bill, driver of 18-wheelers with over a million miles of no accidents.
|Billy is driver of 18-wheeler for WalMart with zero accidents.|
Watch: A Special Day For John, Baptized May 4, 2014
|2012 John Peter at the Summit of Mt. Mitchell, Western North Carolina, 6000 + feet.|
A Special Day In September, 2014.
|John & Vanessa, September 2014|
And A Special Day For John When He Realized P.F. Chang Was Not Just A Restaurant On South Park.
|John Peter in earlier days discovers in WNC that PF Chang is not just a restaurant in South Park. The hostess at P.F. Chang was not amused.|
A Special Day October, 2014
|Mark & Oksana, October 2014|
|2012 - Mark and Oksana at the Grove Park Inn's Blue Ridge Room North Asheville|
|Mark, Oksana, and Connie at Grove Park Inn's South Wing|
A Very Special Day For Matt
|Hats off to a beautiful international family.|
A Very Special Day For Kaydence
Halloween 2015 In The Potter Family
Hopie, Shaylah and the Statue of Liberty off her perch from New York Harbor (2015)
Gifts Came In All Sizes For The Potter Family
|Hope, Erik, Shaylah & Kaydence Dec. 2014|
|Erik & Hope, Rochester, NY - April 2006|
And then . . .
|. . . in the fall of 2007 where there had been two,|
|there would soon be three in January 2008.|
Hopie sings with Ronnie, 2013 - Click on the Rise.
|Hopie with Kaydence withj new-born Shaylah Madison, December 2011|
|Meet our newest member of the family, Shaylah born on January 23, 2012. What a wonderful smile and a happy baby, Hopie!|
He Gave His Life That Others May Live!
Dedicated to Matt Delorenzo, Youth Pastor, Pompton Plains, New Jersey
In A Blink Of An Eye Ride The Four Horsemen!
We All Miss You, Mickey.
|Remembering Mickey - Died April 1, 2014|
1984: Not Just The Name Of A Movie
|On Tilley in NJ, 1984|
|Somewhere in New Jersey, October 10, 2015|
With My WWII War Hero.
Where It All Started On My Father's Side, Hilda And Ernest Kallback Looking For Freedom For Their Three Sons In America. One Son Would Live Beyond 18 Years Old, Providing One Grandchild And The Memories On This Page.
Photo of my Swedish grandmother, while visiting my parents in Florida in the early 1950's. I remember visiting her in what they called the servant's quarters at an estate in Mt. Kisco, New York, in 1944 where my grandfather worked. At that time she had already lost two of three sons that had come with her to the United States through Ellis Island, Evald and Stig, one to food poisoning in a middle school and the other to polio while in high school.
Although I was only about three years old at the time, I remember her saying nothing as tears ran down her face while I was sitting with her at a small, white metal kitchen table, her cigarette smoke twisting its way along her sad face. I later discovered they had gotten word that their third son was missing off of Okinawa in WWII.
He was eventually found, having to go across the island with the Marines after the shore boat he was driving died on the beach.
Ray Lowrey's dance band that played in Peach Lake, New York, 1948.
Dad played the sax while Allen See played drums (aka Gavin McLeod) to later become Captain of the Love Boat.
During their gigs they would put mops on their heads and imitate the Andrew Sisters.
Dad with Liberace and Victor Borge In Lugene's of Palm Beach.
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Where It All Started On My Mother's Side.
|Edith Helena||N.A. Jennings|
To all our kids: Love Mom and Dad
|Lovefield by Mathieu Ratthe|
Web Domain Dedicated to my Swedish grandparents, who wanted freedom in America, circa 1920's.