Reflection   Leave a comment

“Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world”

 

Reflection by Terri J. Kallio

Reflection
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted August 25, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Twilight Bay   Leave a comment

Have you ever wondered where the moon hides during the day?  There is a secret place – known only to a few called Twilight Bay. Every evening as the sun begins to sink into the west something spectacular happens.   The woman of the Eastern Star arrives in her sail boat. She stretches out her arms and summons the moon from the bay.   Slowly it rises from where it has been resting during the day.   With magical words, that only she knows, it once more rises from Twilight Bay and takes its place among the stars to light the night sky…….

 

"Twilight Bay" by Terri J. Kallio

“Twilight Bay”
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted August 17, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Captivated   Leave a comment

"Captivated" by Terri J. Kallio

“Captivated”
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted August 11, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Martha   Leave a comment

I would like to introduce you to my 5th cousin – Martha Habben Ziebarth who was born in Wilcox, Nebraska in 1896. Her father, Henry Habben, emigrated to the U.S. In 1868 with his parents from Weisens, Germany. The Habben farm was a gathering place for many of their neighbors who enjoyed bringing their row boats to use on the small pond that was on the property. Henry kept his supply of beer cold by hanging it with a rope in the cistern. Martha married Herman Ziebarth and they eventually took over the Ziebarth homestead and raised their family there. The farm is still owned and operated by the Ziebarth family which was homesteaded in 1900. Martha’s son, Wayne, became a Nebraska State Senator and when he retired he took over operation of the farm. Martha lived to the age of 97.


This new composite of Martha was created from a photograph I have of her and her siblings – it’s one of my favorites of her. I restored and colorized the original photo for the Habben/Ufkes Family History book that I completed in 2008. I also have a photograph of her in her confirmation dress which I was privileged to see a few years ago on a visit with the family. I was so amazed at how tiny she was and considering the age of the dress it was in wonderful condition.

"Martha" by Terri J. Kallio

“Martha”
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted August 8, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

“Addiction”   4 comments

“Addiction” –

For anyone who has watched someone battle addiction you know no amount of tears can unlock them from their prison…

"Addiction" by Terri J. Kallio

“Addiction”
by
Terri J. Kallio

 

Posted August 4, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Light to my path……   1 comment

My Grandma Bebensee was a Christian with a faith so strong I believe she could have moved mountains. In her lifetime she experienced what it was like to watch as the crops withered in the sun. She watched and protected her babies when the dust storms came and the grasshoppers ate the paint right off the house. She saw the disappointment in my Grandfathers eyes when he lost his farm in the stock market crash. She stood at the train station and held back her fear as her oldest son left for war. It was faith that gave her hope that tomorrow would be a better day. She knew the joy of raising a family and seeing her children get married and start families of their own. She watched her grandchildren grow and held her great grand babies. This digital art piece seemed just right for her. The original photograph was taken circa 1919. “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” Psalms 119:105

A Light to My Path by Terri J. Kallio

A Light to My Path
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted August 2, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Lena   Leave a comment

Lena Johanna Evers née Buss was born in 1892 in the farming community of Blue Hill, Nebraska.  She was a shy and quiet woman with a big heart.   The original photograph was taken when she was confirmed.  In the digital art composite you can see the home she was born in and lived until she married John Evers in 1915.  I restored and colorized her original photograph and created a new image – a twist on old meets new.  The house is a photograph I took in 2007 during a visit to Blue Hill.

Lena J. Evers née Buss by Terri J. Kallio

Lena J. Evers
née Buss
by
Terri J. Kallio

 

Posted August 1, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

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