Thursday, January 30, 2014

Week 3: 52 weeks of Genealogy

Week 3:  All about your parents:

Dad & Mom  (taken Oct, 2013)
Wayne C. HANSEN was born in 1927 on the family farm south of Ryder, North Dakota. Carol J. ANDERSON was born in 1938 in Minot, North Dakota.  They married in 1961 in Ryder, ND. 

Mom & Dad farmed and ranched together all of their married life.   Well, until they retired a few years ago.  Dad still likes to help my brothers whenever possible but they are not letting him do as much as he'd like (safety reasons). 

Mom & Dad were on a bowling team when the kids were young.  They also enjoyed playing whist (card game) every Sunday night with the neighbors at the old school house down the road.  All six of us belonged to a local Square Dance Club and did some of that on weekends too. 

Mom used to sew clothes for us kids - especially for the girls.  She sewed matching square dance clothes for our family of six.  We were the talk of the dance in those outfits!  She has done a lot of quilting in her retired years.  Dad will help with quilting projects sometimes too!

Mom & Dad have enjoyed spending many winters in Apache Junction, AZ.  There they enjoy making new friends, visiting and playing games.  Mom has done a lot of quilting with the quilting group down there.  Dad plays Shuffle board many weekday mornings.

Though age is showing, Mom & Dad are doing pretty well.


  1. What a great picture of your folks! It sounds like they have had a fun life and continue having fun today! :)

  2. They stay pretty busy and that's a good thing. You're fortunate to still have both parents. My Mom passed away in 2001 (Leukemia), and my Dad, who is now 92, is in a local nursing home. He has a lot of confusion, but still knows who I am when I visit.