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FC: Open a door and visit the cherished memories that reside within...

1: It all started when a boy named Buddy fell in love with a girl named Marjie

2: Marjie was born Marjorie Jane Rundgren on October 29, 19__ in Ashland, WI. to Fred and Tuts. Fred was born in Sweden He left home at the age of 15 to He returned home to visit his parents once more before sailing for North America to join his brother in Ashland, Wisconsin. He landed in the Hudson Bay and proceed to walk from Canada to the U.S. He worked odd jobs to earn his way. After arriving in Ashland, Fred eventually went to work as a bouncer at a saloon where he fell in love with the saloon owner's daughter. . . Bertha Amelia Martha Opperman Richter Rundgren was born in to

3: Buddy was born Desmond Edward Douglas

4: Together, Marje and Buddy had five childrean... Dale, Dennis, Rob, Pam, and Jeff

5: Dale, Donna, Derek, and Debra | Dennis, Pat, Paula, and Greg | Pam, Jeff, Brian, and David | Jeff and Sharon | Rob, Mary, Anne, Teri, and Catherine

7: Some of our favorite memories are of times when all of us were together at Grandma and Grandpa's house--especially at the holidays... | The idea for this memory book was born in December 2010. After years of thinking of each other, but not keeping in touch, the cousins, aunts, and uncles finally reconnected on Face book. Deb posted a memory about the kiddie table, and Auntie Pam posted some Christmas memories and asked if anyone had any more . . .

8: Pam Gendron Have to work Christmas Eve til 6:00 so i don't think i'll make it to church. Grandma Marj is having a friend spend the night so she can go to church and not have to drive home in the dark.I'm going for coffee in the am. I remember when there was at least 30 people around the kitchen table drinking coffee all talking at once, laughing and eating cinnimon rolls HAVE LOT'S MORE XMAS MEMORIES WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF U

9: Paula Douglas Lovejoy Greg and I have often laughed about that memory. We remember being upstairs on the roll away and we could hear EVERYONE talking and laughing all at once. Then it would get quiet and we knew that everyone was taking a sip of coffee at the ...same time then the talking and laughing started all over again! Most of my childhood Christmas memories are from Grandma Marj and Grandpa Buddy's house. --sitting on the stairs waiting for your turn in the ONE bathroom! --I still have to have the biggest live tree I can find! --Midnight church service --coming out of church and it was snowing! --finally being allowed to sleep on the davenport (not couch, not sofa--the DAVENPORT) instead of upstairs on Christmas Eve. --getting Annie to say "for me" for all the presents! --beans in the dryer --early morning bell ringing "Santa came! Santa came!" --space ship rides with Grandpa in his chair (ok not just at Christmas time!) --turkey and cranberry casserole --kiddie table --FAMILY, FAMILY, FAMILY!!!! --Auntie Pam's old doll house --Deb and I making rules about what we could NOT ask the Oujii board --"over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go" were not only the words to the song, they were really the directions to Grandma's house! OH how I miss those times!

10: Anne Douglas Johnson I remember- *Playing" Don't Spill the Beans" upstairs *Playing (or should I say pounding) on the piano *Getting a Slinky-and having it go from the top of the stairs to bottom of the stairs *Hearing all of the adults in the kitchen whi...le we played in the family room or upstairs *Actually being able to go in the living room and sit on the davenport *Looking at the family pictures on the wall :-) Merry Christmas everyone! Greg Douglas Also, spinning around on the piano stool until someone made us stop, getting sent on 'space walks' from Grandpa's chair (probably so he could watch the Packers for a few minutes in peace LOL), seeing signs for towns with names like 'Kenosha..., Sheboygan, Manitowoc,Oshkosh (B'gosh), Beut De Morts', playing 'witch witch is which' with the spooky house in the middle, fresh cinnamon rolls, ice skating--even though I was terrible at it, and not realizing the significance of it at the time but having four generations of family all together. Anne, I forgot all about don't spill the beans LOL Paula, remember the year the family of bears crossed the road in front of us? _______ ______

11: Paula Douglas Lovejoy Greg--Yes and no. That time we actually saw the tornado--up close and personal! But I am talking about on the way to Ashland once. Traffic backed up while they cleared the road and when we got there we could see the path through the tree...s it had made. It looked as if a giant bull dozer had plowed through laying all the trees over in the same direction! Anne-- I remember the art supplies too! I also seem to remember helping him do some silk screening too! I was talking to Mom and telling her about all of these memories. She says she remembers a chalk board at the bottom of the stairs, just outside of the bathroom door. She says she seems to remember that Grandpa would draw something on it and us kids would add to it...

12: Pam Gendron Yes there was the chalk board at the bottom of the stairs.... Dad (grandpa) would draw one squiggled line or some shape and then everytime you went to the bathroom you were suppose to add a single line or shape. I haven't thought about in years, in fact I probably forgot about it all togther. We need to start throwing our memories out there. I don't think we need a scrap book but I know there are places on the web where you can "publish" a book. someone puts all the info in, pictures, memories... then they print it and bind it in a hard covered book. I saw one done by a friend of mine and it was really nice. can have as many copies printed as you want. I do think is was sort of spendy but not to bad. I would deffinately pay the price. more thoughts on this ??????? | Pam Gendron Yes Paula you would hold your breath till you passed out. I remember you doing it at Caroline Hershbergers house. She was panicing and ran outside in the rain. the rain in your face brought you back.... Grandma still talks about that. is fun !!!!!! This is the most the "family" has communicated in YEARS let's keep it going. By the way I don't know all the people "in the family" who wan't to post the name and how the relation fits. may be a giant tree could be created in the book. Go back a few generations of both Grandma Marj and Grandpa Bud ?? | Pam Gendron I JUST DON'T BELIEVE ALL THE THINGS I'VE FORGOTTEN !!! Most I just haven't brainstormed with someone and the "hey do you remember" where one thing leads to another.

14: Deb Delforge Hey cousins! Just watched the Olive Garden commercial about 'cousin time' where they talked about sitting at the 'kids table', remember that?! Fun memories! Paula Douglas Lovejoy we were just talking about that at work last week and with friend at Thanksgiving! I always think of those times when I see that commercial too. Wonderful memories but it also makes me sad that my kids did not get to have that experience! December 19 at 9:31pm Sheri Douglas haha! Too funny! Once all of us made it to the "big" table we quickly realized it was alot more fun at the "kids" table! =) December 19 at 11:31pm Anne Douglas Johnson likes this. Greg Douglas Hey Deb!! I'm not sure I ever got to sit at the Big Table :( December 21 at 9:32am Pam Gendron The Kids table is now at Brian and Alyssa's apt waiting for Sophia. Grandpa Bud repainted it for my boys with "The little engine that could" I miss him.

15: Paula Douglas Lovejoy I would love to have a chance to sit at that table with him nearby just once more... I miss him too. Wednesday at 12:11pm Anne Douglas Johnson check out all of the Christmas memories that have been posted on Pam's pg. I am so happy that we are all on here and that we have been able to reconnect with each other-Merry Christmas to eveyone in our One Big Happy Family! Paula Douglas Lovejoy I'm with you Anne. I can't tell you how often I have thought of our family, but haven't done anything about keeping in touch! Facebook can be very silly, but for this reason it is AWESOME!!

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