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Londeen, Londene, Lundine, Linquist, Lay, etc.
Whether you are a Londeen,
Londene, or Lundine your information search should start here. It shouldn't be
surprising that we are able to trace our ancestors back to a common region. We
have gathered more information and want to share it with you. If you have
information to share, drop an email to or and we
will get it posted for all to see. From reunions to vacations, we want to help
get the word out. If you haven't heard of the Family Tree DNA project and want
to participate in some really facinating geneological research, please inquire
or visit, www.familytreedna.com .
Londene Family Reunion
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Lay Family Reunion
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More info to come
Call The Vet
This book is a dramatic and colorful story of a young girl born in the dust
bowl days and depression years in Western Kansas. After college she met a young
man also a survivor of the depression who swept her off her feet. They worked
their way through his college degree and moved to New Mexico where they were
enjoying the new house and casual family life. Their college dream was to someday
buy an old house and remodel it. The family of Gene and Donna with their three
children Denise, Darlene and Darrell located a house with some acreage in the
South Valley of Albuquerque, sold their new house in the heights and moved to
this old dilapidated farm house. They never realized the problems to come in
raising a family on a small run down farm and horse ranch. Her story provides a
written and visual history of the city girl turned farmer and follows her through
eighty years of troubles and humorous activities. Her new life of learning to
deal with animals and farm life required her to rely on advice and aid from
her veterinarian, which resulted in the frequently used phrase
"Call The Vet".
Carl and Donna have made a great website for the Call The Vet.
Ordering is easy with Paypal or mail in order form. A hardback or paperback book is available.
Click this link to go to the order page.
The Lay Reunion was held at the Restaurant formally known as "Lena's". Oh what memories
returned as we passed through the doors. A favorite spot for Birthday's. Lena,
herself, would come out and administer the famous birthday spank with a birthday patron signed
paddle. The paddles were hung on the walls all throughout the dining areas. There have been
many famous people who have received Lena's celebration, including our 34th President.
There were many requests for Lay family information, and as promised, below are links to the
Lay Family History we have uncovered.
Our family tree research startring with Thomas Henry Lay, Birth: 24 OCT 1836 in Luxulion, Cornwall, England
Thomas Henry Lay
A link to his headstone at Find A Grave.com
Thomas Henry Lay Headstone
Photos of Lay Relatives and many unidentified photos at PicasaWeb.
The Lay Family History written by Lucy Ann Graham from information given by family members at the
Lay Family Reunion held on September 30, 1938 at the home of George Lay, Gypsum, Kansas
Lay Family History Hand Written Notes
Lay Family History Transcribed
If you have any photos or items your would like to share items from the reunion, send an email to
We attended another fine Londene reunion. There were Londene's, Londeen's, Lay's, Linquist's and more in
attendance. If you don't know what the term 'Thrasher Food' is then you better attend the next reunion. Many
of the recipes from days gone by were served to hungry relatives. It is sad to say that the newer generations
will only know of thrashers from their history books.
A nice card was signed sending our
"Get Well's" to Duane, who was unable to attend. We send our best wishes.
Another card was signed
wishing Bess Lundine a Big Hello from Kansas. Chuck Lundine was a great mentor in our genealogy research.
Bess has handed down Chuck's materials for us to archive and add to our collection. We thank Bess for these
precious and valuable volumes of family information. Now it is time to learn Swedish.
If you have any
photos or items your would like to share from the reunion, an email to
Our new project
August, 15, 2008
Many of you have allowed Donna and I to scan your
precious memories to help fill our family trees. Your photos have added to our
research greatly. We have collected a few photos that the subjects are unknown.
Relatives from long ago, but not forgotten. We are posting them online in
albums in hopes that someone will recognize someone. A special note of thanks
to Dotti for sharing her pristine collection of photos. It is incredible to
hold photos that were taken nearly one hundred years ago. Now, if we can just
determine who they are.
We have created several albums containing photos of
relatives are listed as unknown. If you happen to know who they are leave a
comment with the photo or send an email to . Click on the
links below to view the photo albums.
A personal note:
Do kids really listen to their
parents? Well, from the photos above, I do have to say, we listened and
"cleaned up pretty well".