About half of the boxes in this photo are filled with Johnson / Hokanson Family History Media.
Well, here goes...
Welcome to the new Johnson / Hokanson Family Blog!
I'm Chris Johnson and my Great-Grandfathers are William Oscar Johnson & Hyrum Pehr Hokanson.
When Grandpa (Clifford) and Grandma (Lavell) passed away, my Dad inherited all of the family history media they had. Dad just kept all of it in boxes and when he had his first stroke in 2003 all of the family media ended up in a trailer at my Sister Stacy's house.
Dad was a bit of a pack rat, so I realized his stuff in the trailer needed to be cleaned up and organized and that's when I found the majority of the family history media. When I asked Dad about it, he wanted me to have it so I've kept it with me ever since.
What I've inherited is an absolute gold mine of family history that I feel I need to make accessible to the enitre family, but as I've begun going through it I often feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of organizing it, so I'll admit I've largely put it off.
As of the time of this writing I work long hard hours at two jobs, so I've considered Sunday my rest day, but today we had a lesson on "birthright" that really spoke to me and I realized I need to stop trading some of my (and our) birthright for time sleeping or playing video games.
So I decided to create this blog today and begin posting segments of family history media as I get it organized and input into the computer. I realize it will be slow going, but with time, patience and the Good Lord's help I'll get it done for all of you to enjoy.
Any help, information or other family media any family members would like to contribute to this site would be much appreciated!
Thank you for your help and support!