Monday, February 28, 2011

What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Madness Monday

Howdeee Everyone
NOT LeapYear

Since my birthday was last week. I bet everyone with February birthdays follow whether it's a Leap Year or not. So many things to share but will just do the following for now.

I'm a Science Fiction fan since I could pick up a book. I clearly remember reading "Zip Zip and the little Red planet ~ or ~ little something?" When I was in elementary school. & I fell in love with the books of Andre Norton by age 9 and kept on going from there.

I just watched the movie "The Troll Hunter" & loved it so much I wrote to the director,
Andre Ovredal, on FACEBOOK. What the heck does this have to do with Joseph Medlicott Scriven? Well, if you watch the whole movie you'll find out! & when I did, I cracked up laughing
And it does really connect to a madness theme for Madness Monday, so this all ties together.

Katie Morris February 25, 9:05 pm to Andre Ovredal

I LOVE the whole movie "The Troll Hunter". I live in California & only know English but I don't even remember reading the subtitles ( which were very well done, Thank you )
I cracked up laughing when Hans plays "What A Friend We have in Jesus". Joseph M. Scriven who wrote this was my Great Great Uncle. His sister Jane ... was my Great Great Grandmother.
My blog for her is "Katie's Scriven Hall".
I am recommending the movie to my friends & family. & I will watch it again. Congratulations on your good work & everyone who was involved in making it!
Best Regards, Katie

André Øvredal February 26 at 4:56am
Dear Katie! How great! Wonderful that you liked the movie so much and great fun that your Great Great Uncle wrote the song! It was just the perfect song for that moment, we searched high and low for the correct one. It was a lot of fun putting the ideas of the fairy tales, like the "fact" that they can smell Christian man´s blood, into a real context, then adding twists like having the trolls react to Christian themed songs and setting up questions like - what about people of other faiths? It was fun all around :-)

Anyway - really nice of you to contact me, and

my best wishes,


p.s. I will say I found the poster on Google images saying it may be copywrited. So if anyone wants to tell me to take it down - I'll happily comply - until then here it is

Happy Trails Katiebird

Saturday, February 12, 2011

"RIP" Edward Kentish Evans .... Surname Saturday

Edward Kentish Evans, Esquire

15 February 1892

Husband of Jane Bury Scriven Evans, dies this day
at their home in Alameda, California.

Edward a native of County Armagh, Ireland, came to the United States in 1869 with Jane and their children; Edward William Mervyn "EWM", Elizabeth "Alice", Edward John, Catherine "Kate" Jane, Adalaid Dora, & Blanche Emily who was born in South Carolina, USA.

Born 5 June, 1831 he died at age 50 years old. He attended Trinity College in Dublin. Brother of Reverend John Evans, & Dora Jane Evans Disney. Son of Reverend Edward John Evans & Elizabeth Kentish. All of who "Crossed the Bar" before him.

Unfortunately his son, Edward was to be married in Alameda on the day he passed away. The wedding has been postponed for the funeral.

Edward is buried in Mt. View Cemetery, Piedmont, California. His site is on the high hill just a couple of rows below & in front of the Crocker Memorial, facing the West & sunset. The year of 1892 will give a clear view to San Francisco and the bay, with none of the trees obstructing the view that will grow up over the years. The Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, & the San Rafael/Richmond Bridge all as yet unbuilt.

Jane will 20 years later, be buried with Edward when she dies in 1912.

- Rest In Peace -