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Mammie and Pappie - 1956
a few words in Ghanaian (Twi)
mede asi - say: medasi
obruni - say: o-bruni
E te sen - etisen
as I can remember, I heard the stories about our family, handed down from
generation to generation. Mammie would tell us (my brothers and sisters)
about our grand-parents from both sides. But more so about the Olenroots.
There seem to be a sense of pride attached to that name and being an
Olenroot. For example: my
brother's ex-wife still uses our last name; both my ex-wives (specially my 2nd
ex) are using the last name "Olenroot". My oldest daughter (Kelly) used her
maiden name during her 1st marriage and only changed it when she married
Alfie (her 2nd husband) on September 4/2004.
stories are imprinted in my mind and now that I live in Canada, I decided to make this web site. Now, not
only my kids, but friends and all relatives can read about us and what or
perhaps who made us what we are today. Of course, we are
responsible for who we
are today, but the make-up of our being comes from those people before us.
is the blood line explained (finally):
So, what does that make me
Growing up I spend a lot more time with my 3 older sisters and their friends. Memories of my hair being done in a pony-tail, braided, wearing a dress etc. A wonder I was able to maintain being "straight"; but because of this, a chance to learn about the female gender. Well, look, no male can ever completely understand women, but at least I have a good understanding of what makes a woman a woman. (and this is not a pick-up line!)
The year is 2004 (October
31, Halloween day) and around 5 or 6 pm the kids will ring the doorbell
and will say: "trick or treat" and at the door we will give them candies
Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, derived from a pagan festival. It is
traditionally the night when ghosts and spirits have the power to roam the
world. Halloween falls on October 31st each year.
I was married when I came to Canada in 1975. Had 2 daughters Raquel Jane, now 33 and Sacha, now 29 years old. In 1978 I became a single parent, my 1st marriage lasted 7 years. Their mother left us and I raised my daughters until 1985 when they decided to live with their mother in Toronto. In 1986 I became a father (again) and my son, now 18 years, name is Jonathan Pierre. His mother is Canadian and in 1998 we broke up (17 years); then I met a woman and we were together for 6 years. I was in sales and marketing, was involved with the community as a volunteer, worked with many political candidates helping them during their election, ran for local council in 1994 and in 1997 I received the Ajax Civic Award, because of my community involvement. I have always been a student of history, religion and just anything I am interested in. Now I have finally been able to find a career where I can do what I enjoy most. That is teaching (IT) and do Graphic Design. It took me about 6 years to be able to say this.
I live in Oshawa, just 30 minutes east of Toronto, only 2 blocks away from downtown. I don't really like the winters here (rather have the summer) but that will pass and after fall and winter there is always spring and summer to look forward too. So winter sports? ... Not really... Summer fun? ... yes! beach, park, waterfront, visiting other towns... love it! I often go to the Pow Wow's... the native Indians faire, lots to learn about their way of live; their dances, music, religion and art. More to come......
Dedication: This site is dedicated to the family, those who came before us and those who will be here after us; but specially the Olenroots. Thanks to the efforts of my cousin Frans Ohlenroth from Nijmegen-Holland, the relationship between the family grew to the point that reunions were held in The Netherlands. Frans was also very instrumental in gathering all, if not most, of the information during his trips to Germany and the many stories my parents were able to pass on to him before they joined the spirit world. With his permission I am translating his book for this site called: Het leven van Mathias Conrad Ohlenroth, by Frans W. Ohlenroth; translated: "The life of Mathias Conrad Ohlenroth".
Copy from: Het leven van Mathias
Conrad Ohlenroth, by Frans W. Ohlenroth.