Sometimes we have a second to decide what to do in a situation, and we don’t always know the consequences of our choices. Last week I wrote about my aunt Eva in a post about some of her life. During the WWII her sister-in-law lived very close by Eva and her family. In the last year of the war, the […]
This is the first post of a serial of five posts based on Elfriide’s life story as deported from Estonia to Siberia and back to Estonia. Number Two, Three, Four and the post scriptum. We have friends with a dramatic background in their ancestry story. Our friend Kristjan comes from Sweden and his father Herbert escaped the Germans and the Russians by fleeing from Estonia […]
Last Friday I was telling you a story while we were having coffee. My husband and I were going to take a trip in the footsteps of a boy from Funen in Denmark who would later become a very famous Danish-American called “The Builder of the West”. He was born in 1864 and died in 1933 and his name was Hans […]
I planned to write this post at our newly renovated library where a nice café is at the front. I went to look for a book and had a look into the café. I had never been there and the place was full of elderly women having chats and a coffee! I would feel more relaxed at home with coffee ad […]
Small insignificant items can sometimes represent a great value for somebody who knows the story.
My mother met her English friend in 1946. This friendship has had a huge impact on me to such an extend that their interests has become mine and my lifelong love for England has come from that friendship.
A great loss was the beginning of a wonderful love story and a life long gain.