Written by Patricia Hobbs Patricia Hobbs
Created: 10 August 2007 10 August 2007
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I've been working since sometime yesterday to sort through slides that belonged to my Grandma and Grandpa Lee (my dad's parents). It's easy to get distracted. I wanted to take a photo of all the piles of slides on my desk, but the batteries aren't recharging. Anyway, this photo is interesting because it's the "Three Grandpas". The one on the left is my great-grandfather Fred Olson (my dad's maternal grandfather). His father was born in Sweden. The middle one is Grandpa Ira Lee (my dad's dad). The one on the right is Grandpa Edgar Van Hoesen (maternal grandfather). The Lees were here in the 1700's (I've gotten back to 1790 in my research), and the Van Hoesens were here since 1639 in New Amsterdam.