Once a Month, Whether I Need It or Not

I really wanted to do these things more consistently, but looking back, it’s been a month and I haven’t posted anything.  I could make a bunch of excuses but I won’t.  I’ll just promise myself to work a little harder at it.

Since we last spoke, Christel wrote back sending pages from her grandmother’s cousin’s book showing a drawing of the Ekholm farm that came as a pdf and I don’t know how to share that with you.  But she did have some insight into the holm part of Ekholm.

Holm or more right “holme” means a little hill (or a little field) standing alone in its surroundings. The verb “holma” means surround. Nowadays the word stands for a little uninhabited island. 

The noun “holm” exists in English too with the same meaning as in Swedish, but in English the word also can mean “kind of evergreen oak”!

So my next post is going to have to be about my side of the family.  My sister whined about that the other day and we have to keep her happy.

4 Responses to “Once a Month, Whether I Need It or Not”
  1. Mel 11 March 2008 at 8:15 am #

    Was it necessary to write that I “whined”? I believe I expressed interest in seeing something written about your side of the family. You want to hear whining? And since when do “we have to keep her happy”? When is that going to start?

  2. Mel 3 June 2008 at 10:45 am #

    It’s been much longer than a month. Still don’t see no Joneses.

  3. Diane Davis 21 October 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    I remember your grandfather and he WAS pretty funny, so where is the REST OF THE STORY!

  4. Ben Voiche 17 May 2009 at 3:09 am #

    Great site and great genealogy stuff too, if you have any more on this topic or on the winn family from high wycombe let me know

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