Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday Night GEN Fun...that went into Sunday..and Monday...

 I'm sorry! Does GEN work ever REALLY end? I just knew I was going to end up with a movie star, and I sort of got carried away. I didn't get a movie star-but my "random name's" Grandfather was one of the "original '49 California Pioneers" (so that's where they get the name "San Francisco '49ers"!) and her Father and Uncle were Presidents of the bank their father started. Which means...hold on, let me give you the necessary info, first...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Intro: Background Info on My Grandma...

Norma (ANDERSON) VandenEynden (1921-2010) was born in Dayton, OH. She was around eight or nine years old when the Great Depression hit. Before that, her family was very wealthy, and they lived in a rich suburb of Dayton. After the Great Depression, her family lost everything. I don't know how her mother did this, but she saved many family heirlooms (maybe she hid them?), and refused to part with that life style she grew up in and was used to. My Grandma followed in her footsteps.