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What's new?

11/27/2011

It's been quite a while since I have updated the family website. The software that I was using to edit the site is no longer supported and I just didn't have time until now to find a replacement.  What I'm using seem to work fairly well for now.

I added a new address for Liz Sweet, new e-mail address for Joan and David Sweet, and removed Johnny Sweet from the Address Book. The link to the Address Book does require a user name and password.

12/4/2006

Quick update. Just added Mike's and Liz's new addresses. Both addresses can be found in the Address Book link on the left (don't forget that you need a user name and password to access it).

6/7/2006 (Updated 6/8/2006)

I'm sorry about the lack of updates, been very busy lately.  Mike "retired" from Honeywell and is moving to start a new job, we'll have his new address when he's settled.  Barbara Lewellen has sent a number of pictures that I haven't posted yet (hopefully soon).

This update is simple:  we now have our twin cousins addresses (Vicki Scaggs & Barbara Lewellen) and Jack has moved into a house in Fallon.  All three addresses can be found in the Address Book link on the left (don't forget that you need a user name and password to access it.  The second thing is that you may notice that the link to the dolls is gone.  Mike is splitting up the dolls and shipping them to family members (sorry that it took so long).

Please keep me up to date on changes.  Mom's passing has shown us how important it is to have a central source of important numbers and addresses.

2/13/2006 (Updated 2/16/2006!)

Frances Sweet (Mom) passed away on Wednesday, February 8th due to a massive stroke.  The service was held on Saturday, February 11th, at 2:00 PM in Fallon, Nevada.  I was surprised how many peoples' lives were touched by her kindness.

Mom will be buried next to Dad (and her family) at the Memorial Park Cemetary in Kansas City, Missouri.  The internment has changed and will now take place on Friday, February 24th at 11:00 AM.

The service gave us a chance to get some address updates for family members, and I have made those updates in the Address Book.  (Don't forget to send me any additional changes - my e-mail address is at the bottom of every page of this website.)

Remember, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information.

12/21/2005

James sent me a couple of pictures from 1948.  One is of the Sweet family and the other is Mom and Sophie holding Dave and Johnny.  They're posted in the Pre-1970 section of the Photo Album (link on the left).

Just a reminder that there are some new addresses in the Address Book from earlier in the month and don't forget to send me any changes.

12/10/2005

I have new addresses for James' daughter Elizabeth;  Mike's daughters Julia and Anne;  and Dave's daughter Kelly.  You can find them in the Address Book link on the left.  James also sent out an e-mail reminding everyone to keep me informed of changes in address, so that I can update the website.  Remember, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information.

10/12/2005

Another quick update: After her most recent hospital stay, Mom has been moved to an assisted living facility. She will no longer live at the Hotel in Fallon. We hope to move her to assisted living in Southern California soon. I have her new phone number in the Address Book. Remember, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information. Brother Mike did most of the work over his Birthday. Thanks Mike!

5/24/2005

A quick update: Brother Mike moved from Minnetrista to St. Paul (Minnesota). His contact info has been updated in the Address Book. Remember, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information.

5/21/2005

Quite a few updates this time.

First, I have added the Program from cousin Peggy Jane Scaggs' Memorial service. You will find it in Other Family Links. I have updated our brother Jim's e-mail address (it changed). You will find that in the Address Book. Remember, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information.

I also added a photo from the 1971 Walker Reunion. You will find that in the Photo Album. Peggy Jane's daughter Barbara Lewellen sent a couple of things. The first is a military picture and a record of medals for Fran's Uncle Sandy (Alexander Hogg Bowman). She also sent the passport and the family passport photo from Fran's immigration to the United States in 1919. Both of these items are in Family History.

Remember, if you want anything posted on this site removed, please contact me.

4/5/2005

First, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of our cousin, Peggy Jane Scaggs on March 24th. I have many fond memories of time spent with her and I will miss her. Memorial services will be held, Saturday, April 9, at 2 p.m., at the United Church of Broomfield, 825 Kohl Street, Broomfield, Colorado. Her cremated remains will be buried at sea this summer.

I have added a PDF version of her obituary to the Other Family Links section of the website. (The PDF should be handled automatically by your web browser. You should be able to view, save, and print it.)

I'm sorry that I didn't get this information on the site earlier.

I have also added Jackie Sue Scaggs' address and phone number to the Address Book link. Please let me know if you have more people to add or need to update information.

Remember, if you want anything posted on this site removed, please contact me. Also, you need a user name and password to access the Address Book and some other parts of the site, contact me (using the link on the bottom of the page) for more information.

Brother Jim sent me a photo of Fran and Jim from 1941! I have added it to the Pre-1970 page from the Photo Album link on the left. Take a look (hard to believe they were ever that young).

12/21/2004

Here's a quick update. brother James sent me an updated address for his daughter Elizabeth. Also, for those who haven't already heard, I have changed professions. I am now in Real Estate. I am an agent with a large local company, Edina Realty. So if you know anyone in the Twin Cities area looking to buy or sell their home, please recommend me. I think there may be some additional updates in the next few weeks, but time will tell.

8/13/2004

I bet that you thought that the web site had been forgotten. Nope. I was just being lazy! One of my problems was a security glitch on the backup site. The backup site is no longer in operation. If you ever find that you don't have to login to access the Address Book and other protected pages, please let me know ASAP! Thank you Joan for the head's up about the backup site.

Joan Sweet (Dave Sweet's wife and Uncle Bill's daughter-in-law) retired on June 30th. Check the Address Book for her new e-mail address. I have also updated the Address Book with the e-mail and cell phone information that Jimmy circulated.

Way back in May, Barbara Lewellen (Aunt Glady's grand-daughter) sent me word that there is new information available about the Bowmans. Barbara has been working with Liz Smith from Dundee, Scotland. Liz has written up a story on the Balgay Cemetery and the Bowmans buried there. I have added links to those pages in the Other Family Links section.

In an attempt to lessen my junk e-mail, I have changed my e-mail link on the bottom of just about every page on this site(what a pain!). I've made it tougher for "automated e-mail address harvesters" to see or use it. (It's an encrypted JavaScript!) You will have to have JavaScript enabled to use it (or you can login to the Address Book for my e-mail address). Let me know if it causes you any problems. If anyone else needs to protect their e-mail address posted on a public web page, let me know; I can help.

12/16/2003

It has been a long time since an update, sorry. Just added a new address for Johnny Sweet (Uncle Bill's son) in Bozeman. (Sorry it took so long, Joan.) Hope all are having a good Holiday.

8/18/2003

Just a quick update. Brother Jim's cell phone number has changed and we have an updated address for his daughter, Liz. You'll find the changes in the Address Book section. (E-mail me if you need the password).

8/6/2003

I received more information from Joan Sweet (Cousin David's wife) late yesterday. Here's the funeral information:

"The funeral service for Jason (age 20) and Janeca Sweet (5 mos.) will be Saturday morning (August 9th) at 9:00 AM at Dokken Nelson Funeral Chapel (113 South Willson Avenue,Bozeman, MT 59715). Interment will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Christian Center (on Mendenhall behind Safeway's).

Don't know anything else. Am assuming it will be one funeral and that they will be buried together because Steve (Jason's father) indicated they had to do pick out A cemetery plot."

All our prayers are with their family.

8/4/2003

I received an e-mail from Joan Sweet (Cousin David's wife) about cousin Steve's son Jason (Uncle Bill's grandson):

"Yesterday afternoon, Jason Sweet (Steve's son) and his infant daughter were killed in a car wreck on North Seventh Avenue in Bozeman. They were hit by a semi-truck. Full details can be read in the Bozeman Chronicle at: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2003/08/04/news/01fatalbzbigs.txt . We don't know yet about funeral arrangements. Will let you all know (hopefully later today) as soon as we know."

All our prayers are with their family.

7/31/2003

I picked Mike up at the airport after his return from Fran's 90th Birthday party. With what he had to say in combination with my conversation with Fran after her B-day, it sounds like a good time was had by all!

Just a quick update. I have changed Doug and Janice's e-mail addresses, the one that I had in the Address Book was out of date. Make certain that you update your e-mail program!

7/24/2003

Well, everyone's excited about Fran's 90th birthday party. Mike and I got a chance to get together with cousin David Sweet, his wife Joan, and a number of the "kinfolk" when they were here in the Twin Cities the last of June.

I took this time to do a couple of quick updates. You will find a "More Family Branch information from Barbara Lewellen" link on the Family History page. Barbara sent me information on a number of people that are related to the Bowman's back in Scotland. I have also added Elizabeth Sweet's (James' daughter) new address (this one should be good for the next three years). In the Address Book, she is no longer under Liz, but is under Elizabeth.

6/2/2003

Here's what's new: I added a couple of "Then and Now" pages to the Family History section with pictures of #9 Elgin St. and Grandfather Bowman's store spanning almost 100 years! Jim sent me some old pictures of Dad's parents' family. I added a page to the Photo Album section. I also updated some address information for my daughter Kristin (who will be back home with us for the next year or so); and address and calendar information for some of Uncle Bill's family (thanks to cousin David's wife Joan).

5/14/2003

We're back!

I tried to e-mail everyone to tell them that the www.sweet-family.com website was down, if I missed you please e-mail me at the link on the bottom of the page and I will add you to the e-mail list for the website. Meanwhile, I have moved the website to a (hopefully) more reliable hosting service. If you find anything missing or not working properly, let me know.

I added only a couple of small changes with the move: Fran's address is complete and Edna Karrasch's e-mail address has been updated. Hope to get to some updates soon (I've been putting them off way too long....).

12/30/2002

Just a couple of quick updates. I added Julia to the Address Book section (access requires a password: e-mail me for one). I also added a link to George Sterling Bowman's military record (sent me by Barbara Lewellen). He was Grandfather Bowman's brother (Mom's uncle) and was killed in World War 1.

Dave and Jimmy need your feedback on Fran's 90th (see below). Please get back to them.

12/18/2002

Two updates in the same month!

I received an e-mail from Jimmy a few days ago (some of you did as well). He and Dave are talking about a 90th birthday party for Fran next summer. Here's his e-mail:

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David and I have talked about Fran's 90th and have a few ideas. Please let me know your thoughts.

Dates: Sometime in June or July subject to best dates for family members to attend.

Location: In Las Vegas- There would be lots of activities for all ages, food is cheap and lodging would also be inexpensive due to off-season.

David has a friend that he thinks he could rent a house from to house 4 or 5 groups plus be a gathering place for everybody. Drop Jim a note with your thoughts and best times (give several options) when you and your family would be able to attend.

Jim's e-mail: jgsweet@earthlink.net

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Now to the changes on the website.

First, Kristin is back from Scotland and will be home for the month of January (J-Term); then she goes back to Macalester for her final semester. I have switched her information in the Address Book to reflect our home and will change it in late January with her Macalester info.

Second, the first installment of our Family Tree has been added to the Family History section. Due to some security concerns, it is password protected. You can use the same password that you use for the Address Book. Those who haven't gotten the password or have forgotten can just e-mail me and I will send it to them. The Family Tree needs alot more work and I need everyone to send me in information for their families.

That's all for now, wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

12/6/2002

I am always amazed at how long it takes me to get to updating the web site. Jan and I have been home almost a month since we visited Kristin in Scotland.

Jimmy put me in touch with our cousin's daughter (Glady's grandchild), Barbara Lewellen. She is putting together a Bowman web site. She has done an incredible job of researching the Bowman history, including the "Gamekeeper's Daughter" story. Her site has pictures that I hadn't seen before and she plans to add more. The information that I got from her and Jimmy helped Jan, Kristin, and I do a little historical visit to Dundee while we were in Scotland. I have added some pictures that we took in Dundee and a link to Barbara's Bowman Family site to the Family History section.

If you wish to visit the Bowman site this is the link: http://freepages.folklore.rootsweb.com/~bldr

I have also added the little photo website that I created for Kristin's study abroad in Scotland. I added it to the Photo Album section. The style varies from the rest of the site, but you may find the pictures fun. The direct link to the site is: http://www-sweet-family.com/kristin.

I have started an e-mail (or should I say junk mail) list to inform folks when I make changes to the website. If you wish to be added to the list, just e-mail me at the link in the lower left corner of this page.

I haven't heard from anyone concerning the Christmas Letter idea mentioned in October, so I will table it for another year. Don't forget to e-mail me those updates for the website.

Dig into those drawers of old pictures and send me copies. If you don't have a scanner, just mail them and I will return them to you after I have scanned them.

10/16/2002

Well, its been a while since I did an update.

Marty sent me an update for Kelly. Her e-mail in the Address Book is valid starting Friday (10/18/2002).

The Address Book now includes Kristin's address, phone, and e-mail for University of St. Andrews. She is spending her Fall Semester of her Senior year at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She will return before Xmas. If you wish to see some pictures from her "adventure", they are posted on http://dsweet.homeip.net . I will post some here after her return.

I hope everyone has had a good fall. Here it is a couple of days after Jan and my 24th anniversary, and Minneapolis is getting its first snow of the season. Halloween is just around the corner. We will miss Halloween, we will be visiting Kristin in Scotland for a week or so. Don't forget to e-mail me those updates for the website.

I am still considering trying to make a "Christmas letter" on this site that would update everyone about changes in all the branches of the Sweet family. Let me know if you are interested and would be willing to contribute.

9/14/2002

I just received Liz Sweet's (Jim's daughter) new St. Paul, MN, address. It has been updated in the Address Book section of the website.

I'm also open to any suggestions concerning the Website. Remember this site is intended for fun. If anyone finds a photo or other content uncomplimentary or objectionable, I will remove it. Just call or e-mail me. Don't forget to include us if you have any news, photos, etc. to share. This is a site for all of us.

9/9/2002

I survived my 50th birthday (just barely)! If you haven't visited the summer get together photo page since the first day (8/25), there are a couple of new photos from Mike (added 8/26).

Mike has a business cell phone number that I have added. Marty (Martha, Dave's wife) sent along her new e-mail address and news about daughter Kelly. Kelly is in Africa working with Jane Goodall's foundation. According to Marty "She is having lots of experiences with primates and is loving it!" Her e-mail address in Africa has been added to the Address Book (her old e-mail address is no longer valid). She will be returning to the US on November 14th (after that the African e-mail address will no longer be valid). Marty also sent us a photo of Kelly in Africa. It has been added to the Post-1970 section of the Photo Album.

Kristin will soon be leaving for Scotland for her semester abroad. She will attend St. Andrews University, Scotland, for Fall semester of her senior year. St. Andrews is almost exactly between Edinburgh and Dundee on the east coast of Scotland. I will update the site with her e-mail address and hopefully some pictures when I receive them.

Mike also sent some links to family-related stuff on the web. You will find four new links in a new section of the Other Family Links page. Two pertain to one of Dad's INS cases; one is a birthday wish; and the last is a link describing Mike's big labor negotiation from the union's point of view.

Don't forget to include us if you have any news, photos, etc. to share. This is a site for all of us.

Remember that photos have the date added under them to make it easier to find the ones you haven't seen yet. Let me know if anything doesn't work right.

8/25/2002

Well the summer get together is over and a good time was had by all. I have added photos from Mike and Kristin. You will find them on a special page, the link is in the Photo Album. You will find that I have reorganized the Photo Album page.

This site now has 8.541 web links. I am unable to check each one. Let me know if you find a bad link, I have made a number of changes to the site to keep it moderately under control. Bad links are hard to find but easy to fix!

I'm also open to any suggestions concerning the Website. Remember this site is intended for fun. If anyone finds a photo or other content uncomplimentary or objectionable, I will remove it. Just call or e-mail me.

8/11/2002

If you are looking for info on the summer get together, see 7/2/2002 below (I will leave it in bold until after the gathering).

Here are a couple of updates on the 2002 Sweet Family summer gathering. Jim has made reservations for golf at 9:00AM (local time) at the Paradise Golf Course. It's about 6 miles south of Lakeland Village on Highway 50. The cost is $50 with carts and their phone number is 503-577-2121. Also, Liz Sweet is confirmed for the reunion.

Liz is moving to Minneapolis/St. Paul area for a year or so. A new number is in the Address Book and I will follow up with her new address, etc. as soon as I get it.

Kristin is moving home for a few weeks before going off to Fall Semester in St. Andrews, Scotland. I will try to update the Address Book with her address and e-mail over there.

Hope summer is going better for everyone than the stock market.....

7/6/2002

I wanted to tell everyone that I just added an online catalog of the Madam Alexander Doll collection that Mom wants to sell. If you know of anyone wishing to buy Madam Alexander Dolls, this is a great time. I also have access to my Mother-in-law's collection (although it's not cataloged yet). They can access the online catalog directly by going to "www.sweet-family.com/dolls" (remind them not to forget the hyphen between sweet and family. They can also just access this page (www.sweet-family.com) and click the link at the top of the left column.


7/2/2002

I am sorry that I didn't place this earlier. The 2002 Sweet Family summer gathering will take place in Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; August 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. Jim did the early coordination and has much of the information. Contact David if you plan on coming, as always, he is handling housing. Housing will be a rented condo (or two) at Lakeland Village Resort (this is a link to the resort's web site). The nearest airport is Reno and its airport code is RNO. Expected attendees, so far are: Fran; Doug, Janice, & kids; Kristin; Dave & Marty; Jack & Emily; Jim & Elizabeth(pending job situation); Mike, Julia, and Anne; and Mary, Martha, Edna, and families.

2/25/2002

Just a quick change to enter the new e-mail address for Dave (son) & Martha's family.

1/29/2002

Joan (wife of Dad's nephew David) sent us a copy of Aunt Sophie's Obituary and Program from her Memorial Service. They have been added to the Other Family Links section of this website.

1/22/2002

I have been tied up during the holidays, I hope that everyone had a great Christmas! I made some changes to the Address book (mostly Jack's new phone number) and to correct misspellings on a number of pages(gee, I hope I spelled misspellings correctly). Mike sent me some pictures and they have been added to the Post_1970 section (look for January 22, 2002 under the thumbnail images for the new ones). I am continuing work on the Family Tree. Let me know if you find anything wrong or have anything to add. (I still need Uncle Verne's wife's maiden name and the year of their marriage.)

For next year, I am thinking about trying to make a "Christmas letter" on this site that would update everyone about changes in all the branches of the Sweet family. Let me know if you are interested and would be willing to contribute.

12/21/2001

I have updated Address Book information on Uncle Bill's side of the family that I received from Joan (cousin David's wife). I also received information about Uncle Bill and Sophie's wedding from Joan and have updated the Walker Family History. (I still need Uncle Verne's wife's maiden name and the year of their marriage.) I have also added some photos from Edna. The photos of the Summer 2001 family gathering, have their own section in the Photo Album.

12/17/2001

Just added Jack's new address to the Address Book. Contact me (you can use the link at the bottom of the page) if you don't have a user name and password.

12/16/2001

I have now added the information from the notebook that Martha made with Mom about the history of the heirlooms (and other stuff) at the Sioux Falls apartment. I decided it was somewhat sensitive, so it is password protected. Even though you access it through the Family History link to the left, you will need to enter the same user name and password that you use to access the Address Book section of the Website. Contact me (you can use the link at the bottom of the page) if you don't have a user name and password.

I also changed the format of the Calendar pages in the Address Book section. They should be more consistent in size and should look much more like a standard calendar (rather than the weird look it had originally).

This site now has 2,413 links. Let me know if you find a bad one. They're hard to find but easy to fix! I'm also open to any suggestions concerning the Website. Just call or e-mail me.

12/10/2001

Well, I added the 32 additional photos from Janice, Doug, Mike, Marty, and Dave. You can find them in the Photo Album section. Sixteen of them are in a new area there for pictures from Dad's Memorial gathering in San Diego. There are additions to both the Pre and Post 1970 albums as well. I added the date the picture was added to the Website to each picture on the overview pages. I hope this makes it easier to find the new items since your last visit.

This site now has 2,393 links. Let me know if you find a bad one. They're hard to find but easy to fix! I'm also open to any suggestions. Just call or e-mail me.

12/08/2001

Quite a few changes this time and the Web site is really growing! While Dave, Mike, and I were packing up the parents' Sioux Falls place, we found a little memo book that Grandma Sweet had used as a small photo album. I scanned it and it is included in the Photo Album section. You can see that I changed the banner pictures at the top of this page. I thought it looked more appropriate. Please note that I changed the Photo Album section. With increasing numbers of pictures, it threatened to make navigation a nightmare for those on dialup connections. I hope that the thumbnail pages and Previous/Next navigation aids help. Let me know if there are problems or if you have any suggestions. In order to make the change to the Photo section, I put off adding the additional photos from Janice and Doug and some that we scanned while we were in Sioux Falls. I also got some additional historical material on this trip. I have included a few of Grandma Sweet's stories in the Family History section. I have also included Dad's Death Certificate in the Other Family Links section. Be aware that the print is small, so it will take 60 to 90 seconds to load on a dialup connection (be patient). If anyone one wants a higher resolution version e-mailed or sent to them, just e-mail or call me.

This site now has 1515 links. Let me know if you find a bad one. They're hard to find but easy to fix! I'm also open to any suggestions. Just call or e-mail me.

Hope all is well with you and yours! Merry Christmas! Only a few more shopping days 'til Christmas. ...gee, I should post my wish list.......where did I put that.....hmmmm.....

11/27/2001

I finally transcribed the 'diary' mentioned earlier. It's actually a Walker - McClure/McMurry Family History. This is a History of Grandmother Sweet's family. You will find it in the Family History section of the Web site. I have also added Uncle Bill's grandchildren to the Address Book. If anyone has any ideas or material, let me know.

11/26/2001

I have updated a couple of Karrasch entries in the Address Book. Janice scanned some photos and sent them to me. They are on three new pages in the Photo Album. The Other Family Links now has a copy of the program from Dad's memorial service in San Diego. I also added an early photo of Mom & Dad to the Home Page (above). If anyone has any ideas or material, let me know. Still working on the diary excerpt for Family History.

11/24/2001

I have updated the address information. The Family History item still needs to be transcribed, so it will be a while. I need more information on Jack (his phone number and e-mail), Emily, and any other incomplete entries. Also, please review the Address Book entries for you and your family to confirm that I have it right.

I have added a Family Calendar. It has pages containing Birthdays and Anniversaries. It can only be accessed from the Address Book, so it is password protected as well. The calendar is universal, so it doesn't have the day-of-the-week, just the dates. Many of the entries for the calendar have Birth years, if anyone wants their Birth year removed, just contact me at the link on the bottom of the page.

11/21/2001

Links to Fran & Jim's Marriage Certificate and Jim's Obituary are in Other Family Links. I hope to be able to update the Address book with new information from San Diego early next week. I might have something for the Family History as well, but I am still looking for contributions.

Let me know if you want anything else added.

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Date Last Modified: 2/13/2006