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March 17, 2004


I've been way busy of late, and haven't had the wherewithal to do any posts. So here in one post are a few of the things that have gone before:

I'm sure there's lots more that has gone on, including Kelly's ongoing battles with real world horse riding lessons (you get hurt in the real world, damn!) and other stuff I just can't think of right now. Sorry, maybe later.

Now I wanna get up at 6am tomorrow, so I can get into work early (Jean's on break from school and taking Kelly to school for me) and log a few extra hours on my crunch project. So early to bed! Bye!

Posted by dpwakefield at March 17, 2004 09:54 PM


"Found a link today to the Ellis Island archives. For chuckles I typed in 'wakevainen' (my original family name) and found: Aukusti Wakevainen
Apparently came here from Wupuri, Finland in 1913 at the age of 24, via Liverpool, on the Cedric. Wonder if he's related?"

I just found this from year 2001 and I thought to write in case youre interested. There´s never been a town called Wupuri in Finland. I guess it must be Viipuri (also known as wiipuri and wyborg), which was the second biggest town in Finland ´til the second world war (in the war Soviet Union did take it over).

And I think that the name "Wakevainen" was originally written with dots on letter a:s Väkeväinen).

Posted by: J at March 18, 2004 05:19 AM

That's really interesting. I've been getting very discouraged with all the comment spam that various parasites have been posting to my weblog, and contemplating closing down comments.

And here comes another comment from someone who actually adds value! Thanks a lot!

Posted by: Don Wakefield at March 18, 2004 07:00 AM