Found myself on here.

So I was bored today and I googled myself. The first link was this family tree website. It was kind of strange to see my name on here. Lol. I’m guessing we’re related through my grandmother Laurie Sherman and her parents.  It was intersting to get to read about Ella and Rudy. I only knew them…

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Meland Website Tutorial

This video explains some basics about using the website. We now have all of Arline Kenney’s research in the Meland.org website. This video talks about that and a few other basic things.

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Meland Video 1950’s

This film was taken on August 28, 1949 – the day after the wedding of Verna and Arny McNeal. Location: Bemidji, MN at Nils Meland’s home. Ole and Hilda Olson, our Rydland cousins, and Grandma Olson are in the film. Jimmy and I (Alrine Kenney) were visiting from California for the wedding. Jimmy was not…

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Meland Video Early 1940’s

This file was taken in summer 1941. The dress I am wearing was worn earlier that spring at our Senior banquet, the white dress Muriel is wearing was her confirmation dress also that spring. Some pictures were taken in front of the house Dad had built in 1929 where we older kids grew up. The…

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Meland Memories 1930’s Video

reuben and wesley meland 1930's

This film was taken in summer of 1937 in Pelican Rapids, MN. You will notice the bicycle is a boys bike that was shared with brother Bud [Donald] – not always a happy situation. The girl riding her brother’s bike is my best friend Helen Hovland. Her father was Rev. Robert Hovland who was our…

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