Rear View Mirror – My Week In Review

I have a fairly small family, no first cousins and only one set of Aunts/Uncles from each parent. All my grandparents have died. The only living family that I have is from my maternal grandmother’s branch of the tree, even more specifically in Finland/Sweden, it is her father’s portion of the family. So, it seems strange to me that, with so few family members, four of them have died within the same calendar week:

Ivan Selmer Parker: Feb. 9, 1920 – May 18, 1988
Erik Alfred Anderson: August 26, 1961 – May 21, 1994
Waldie Alfred Anderson: February 5, 1930 – May 22, 2011
Waldina Maria Asplund (Liljekvist) Anderson Swanbeck: July 22, 1901 – May 25, 1989

The only other person from that branch of the family tree that has died in the last 26 years died the next week:

Aldo Nino Anderson: February 24, 1934 – June 1, 1992

To sum it up, for the last 30 years, every family member that has died on my mother’s side of the family has died in the upcoming two week period.

This week on Waldina, I celebrated the birthdays of Maureen O’Sullivan, Studs Terkel, Liberace, Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns and Katharine Hepburn. I also added the Hitchcock film “Strangers on a Train” to the Required Viewing film series.

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This week on Wasp & Pear on Tumblr, I posted a lot of creep inspirational posters from the 70’s and vintage photographs of Hollywood, New York City and Seattle.

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