S: This book belongs to my great grandson, Karter Graham Leslie
BC: In Memory of Great Grandpa (Pop) who passed away on July 3rd, 2001
FC: To My Great Grandson Karter Graham With Love, Great Gram, Carol Rayve
1: Everyone in their lifetime wonders, How did I get here? Where did I come from? Here's is what you, Karter Graham Leslie should know This is how you got here!
2: On December 8th, 1927, I, your Great Gram, Carol Lindholm was born to: Carl R. Lindholm and Alice (Johnson) Lindholm | Your Great Great Grandma, Alice and Great Great Grandpa, Carl had 7 children: Alice, Doris, Carol, Carl, Billy, Raymond & Sam
3: On November 20th, 1923 your Great Grandfather, Theodore Rayve (Pop) was born as an only child to: Theodore Rayve and Charlotte J. (Martin) Rayve | Theodore & Charlotte Rayve | Your Great Great Grandma, Charlotte remarried after Great Great Grandpa, Ted passed away. Arthur Marquette was known as your Great Great Grandpa "Kett"
4: I met Pop in 1946 and we got married on August 31st, 1947 at the First Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, New York | We bought our first home in 1954 9 Westview Terrace, Poughkeepsie, New York
5: On April 5th, 1949 your Gramee, Karen, was born. On May 22nd, 1953 your Great Uncle Teddy was born. | Pop worked at Western Printing while I raised Gramee and Great Uncle Teddy. I later went to work at the LaGrange Town Hall in the Assessor's Office.
6: Your Grampy, Arthur, was born on February 17th, 1943 to: Arthur D. Salvitti and Annette (Clinton) Salvitti | Your Great Grandpa (Papa) and Great Grandma Salvitti had 4 other children: Great Aunt Terri Lerose Great Uncle Steve, Great Uncle John, and Great Uncle Peter
7: Your Gramee met Grampy in 1972 at a party that Cousin Gail hosted. They got married on April 13th, 1973 at the First Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie, New York
8: Gramee and Grampy had 4 children together. Here are pictures of your Uncle Mike, Aunt Sabrina, Uncle Tim, and your mom, Jenni when they were young. Uncle Mike was born on March 18th, 1977 Aunt Sabrina was born on June 17th, 1981 Uncle Tim was born on December 19th, 1982 | Your mommy, Jenni was born on October 2nd, 1984.
9: Your Mom, Jenni and your Dad, Branden Leslie got married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie on May 27th, 2012 Gramee and Grampy were so happy! | After the Wedding, there was a celebration at my house (Great Gram's)
10: Here is the best part, you were at the wedding and at my house too! You were the "other" Best Man at the Wedding | Skyler and Makylah, your brother and sister, are so excited to have you as their little brother.
11: Karter Graham, I wanted you to know your family and where you came from. Here is where you really came from, my beautiful, and proud Granddaughter, Jenni. Love, Great Gram Carol