Immediate Family...


     Our closest relatives are your own parents this is your mother and father. If you have siblings (brothers or sisters) they too are considered your closest relatives. If your mother or father is not an only child, you also have aunts and / or uncles. An aunt is the sister of your mother or father, while an uncle is the brother of your mother or father. Your female child is called your daughter, and your male child is your son. If your aunts or uncles have children, they are your first cousins. (In English, the word cousin is used, whether the cousin is female or male.) Your female cousin is your mother’s (or father’s) niece, while a male cousin is the nephew of your mother and father.

     The parents of your parents are your grandparents – grandmother and grandfather. You are their grandchildren – either a granddaughter or a grandson. If your grandparent has a sister, she is your grand-aunt. If your grandparent has a brother, he is your grand-uncle. (And you are either his or her grand-niece or grand-nephew.) Many genealogists (and I am an amateur one) have begun stressing the use of “Grand Nephew and Niece” for the relationship I have described above. This is eminently logical because using “Great” niece or nephew is the only instance of illogical titles in a family tree hierarchy.

The surname "Johnson"


     As a family name, "Johnson," is found among many of the European nations. The name is tied to Scandinavians, as well as among the English, Irish, Scottish and Germans. Johnson is a surname of English origins. The name itself literally means the "son of John.”

Above our Mom Betty Jean Farrington

Below our Father Jack Fredrick Johnson

Above Mom and Dad New Year 1976

Below Mom and Dad Christmas 2004