Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Johnny!!!!

I have a wonderful brother in Johnny. I want to wish him a very happy birthday. The picture below reminds me of just one of the special times we have spent together. We always wish there could be more. This picture is John and Cheryl with me in Norway. What a wonderful memory it has become.

It was a great day in 1967 when Johnny married Janis and she became a member of our family! Dad always said, "Janis, you are my favorite daughter-in-law!" And he meant it.

FFa was a big part of his youth and he won many ribbons with his livestock! It looks like fair time.

No can deny how cute this little boy is!!!! He was the "very loved" first grandchild born on the Peterson side of the family!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

1967 - the year LaRae got married!

Forty three years ago on February 10, Sam and LaRae got married. It was pretty exciting for us. LaRae was the first of all the cousins to get married.

I was 14 years old and a freshman in high school. Our bridesmaid dresses were made of green velvet. The four bridesmaids are Cheryl, Francie, Edith Jo, and Darlene.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My first day of school! I was beginning first grade. There was not a public kindergarten way back then in the 50's!!! I was still five years old.... soon to turn six.

A summer vacation with the Clyde and Jeannie Peterson family. In the back row is Cheryl, Johnny, and LaRae. In the front row is Darrel, Carol, Kathy, and Francie.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Mom with her girls, LaRae, Francie and Cheryl

Dad just coming in from irrigating or just going out. Dad with Johnny, Francie, and LaRae

Dad always wore a hat when he went out. This is his dress hat.

The Peterson Cousins. Back row: LaRae, Cheryl, and Rodney Middle row: Darlene, Darrel, Harry, Dennis Front row: Johnny, Francie, Jim, Barbara, Kathy, Carol, Leonard, and Edith Jo

Monday, February 8, 2010


A picture of the siblings: Johnny, LaRae, Cheryl and Francie

Sisters! I was so fortunate to have the best sisters in the world. They loved me and took very good care of me. I was always included in their activities and they made me feel special. Our age differences never made a difference in the closeness we shared and continue to share together.

My brother, Johnny What a great brother!

My sisters, LaRae and Cheryl What beautiful girls they are.

My Mother, Madeline Edith Peterson Oleson The Best Mother Ever!

In this picture I am being held by my Dad. I am three or four years old. I remember I got to be carried alot from the car to the house when I fell asleep on the way home. Being the youngest child I think they liked their baby!!!

My Dad, John Robert Oleson The Best Father Ever!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I am enjoying a view down memory lane as I post a picture a day! In 1955 I am three or almost three! Johnny is 12, LaRae is 11 and Cheryl is 9 years old.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The 1954's!!

Mom with her four children! Johnny, LaRae, Cheryl, and Francie. All of these pictures are taken at the farm at Emblem.

Cheryl, Francie, LaRae, and Johnny

September 15, 1954. It is my second birthday. We always had a big party in the evening of a birthday and all the aunts, uncles, and cousins would come to our house and join us for cake and ice cream. I will be pretty for the evening after the bobby pins come out and I am left with beautiful pin curls!!! The old brownie camera didn't have a flash attachment!