Dear Family & Friends,
The weekend trip was a big success. I learned a lot and met some amazing people. I got to re-unite with two cousins I haven’t spent time with in years and learned a lot about my family background.
I am sure you all must assume my last name LEN must be shortened from something, right? I knew it was but my grandfather never told us what our real last name was. When he came to America in 1918 he was just happy to be here and wanted to be a new person. What I didn’t know was my grandfather had a brother! There was another whole side of the family that I did not know about. My grandfather’s brother came first and changed his name to “LYNN” ..
My grandfather could not spell so when he arrived in Ellis Island he just wrote down LEN and it stuck..
Now a lot of you also have noticed I am a very free and creative speller unchained by the laws of convention or Daniel Webster. Now I know where I get the creative spelling gene from!! Learn something new every day!!
I also learned what my “real” last name from the old country is….. but I am not going to reveal it over the Internet just in case there is still an outstanding warrant against the name from the old country…..
Monday night I spent the night in Monterey, California. I got up at 5am and rode down the coast at the crack of dawn. The weather was terrific and there was no traffic at all. I passed two cars in 100 miles! I have ridden HWY 1 many many times and I never tire of it. IT is truly one of the most amazing roads and views on earth..
Until next time….