It’s all about Maggie…

This is the family who came across on the ship from the Netherlands in February of 1889.  When they traveled, they had seven children at the time, with the youngest one being only two months old.  This picture was taken many years later.  Maggie DeBruyn, my Great Grandmother, is in the top row and to the left of her mother.  (she is the fourth one from the left on the top row).  Her brother Jake, who has an amazing story, is to his mother’s right.  Jake and Maggie have a really neat story which I will tell soon.  It appears that this picture shows my Great Great Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius De Bruyn in the middle to the right.  It’s really all about Maggie…

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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