The Havens Family

Our Little Cabin in the Big Internet Woods


Summer Celebrates Being Alive!

The YouTube video below tries sharing a photo-video essay, capturing moments of realization. Life experiencing itself.

It was the weekend of shared birthdays. Lori and her grandnephew, Finnian, share the same day. We celebrated Finn's at noon with a picnic, and Lori's in the evening with dinner out and cake, ice cream, and gifts in.

On Sunday, we all went to visit Grandpa Danny and Mariella, who live about a block from the beach, where we ate royally and walked on sand and water, as well.

Monday we went to Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, CT) and were awed more than once.

Hard to put into words, but perhaps you can feel it while watching the video above.

Clara 1928

Clara by Gabrielle Shea

Gabrielle Shea, great granddaughter of Clara Anderson Havens Tooke, created the portrait above from a 1928 photograph as a Father's Day gift to her grandfather, Russ Havens. Click to enlarge the image.

To see the original photograph, click here.

In Lotus Land

Views on a San Diego walk in the the image.

In Lotus Land

A silent slide show.
You can click on any thumbnail for a longer view.

Photos taken in San Diego's Balboa Park, June 2014.

Our History

Family Reunion July 1984
Family Reunion -- July 1984
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The Havens Family Web site contains a variety of photo albums and written materials designed to reflect the lives of the descendents of Frank and Julia Havens and Anders and Godfreda Anderson.

Originally, in the early and mid-1900s, both families lived in the city of Buffalo, New York, within blocks of each other. The Havens had lived in western New York State for generations. The Andersons were newcomers from Sweden and Norway.

Gradually, as the children grew up and left home the families spread from coast to coast. We try to pull them all back together here so we can share the love with you and with each other.

Got coffee?So grab a cup of coffee, settle back in that easy chair by the window, and catch your breath. Whenever you're ready, check out the old family album or some of the newer photos and other items here in the cabin.

We hope you enjoy your visit and come back again real soon. We'll be right here at the front door watching for you.


To pull out one of the photo albums, read stories, or check out some interesting links, click on the respective items in the navigation bar above.

Most of the albums open in a new window or tab, so when you finish viewing the album, simply close the window or tab. The page you were previously viewing will still be there.

Please contact us if you have any problems viewing any of the items found on the site.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cross Lots

Here are just a few shortcuts to reach some of the favorite spots on the site:

Havens Ancestry

OHS Class of 1955

Ken in Vietnam