Jacob Riis an immigrant from Denmark worked tireless to reform living conditions for poor immigrants in New York in the late 1900 century
My maternal grandfather Emry 1881-1958 wrote his memories and they are a gold mine in regard to diving into a distant time. I was seven years old when he died. The trip to Paris in 1950 was the first travel abroad for my grandmother and my grandfather’s second. He went to Germany in 1922 with his brother and brother-in-law at […]
Inspired from “The Happy Quitter” with her blog Nonsmokingladybug on a subject called “Pictures can speak loader than words” I would like to share some of the drawings from my childhood about 60 years ago.
I got a new Facebook friend soon after I had left my job as a health visitor in March 2014. She then wrote that “This date four years ago my beloved boy friend died”. I reacted to that update and we got friends. My husband and I soon went to see her as we normally stay in Copenhagen close to […]
The Dislikes To see a pregnant and smoking woman in a pedestrian street in my home town Beautiful baroque opera music with singers wearing vulgar costumes “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell People talking loud in their phones on any subject while you hear the counterpart in a bad loud-speaker When at our hotel breakfast room other guests insist […]
Today I happened to read a children’s poem by the famous Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson. (1850-94). He lived in Edinburgh and you “can meet him” at the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh where some of his belongings are shown. His Treasure Island was performed at my oldest boy’s school back in 1986 by pupils from six years’ old to twelve […]
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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Do Not Disturb.” This past Sunday my father would have been 95 years old. I now think about him with warm feelings, but it’s been a long way to come to that. I have mentioned my relation to him in a post called “My…
Among the thousands of bloggers in the blogroll you will suddenly find someone who shares some of your own interests. That is a golden moment.
For a long time I have wished to go to Edinburgh and then we did this summer. As so often I don’t prepare too well in advance, but I knew that there would be a lot of old medieval buildings and narrow streets. Waiting for our plane at the Copenhagen airport a young man with kilt came form the arriving […]
One of the exciting things about blogging is the sudden windows into other people’s lives and back grounds far away from yourself. The internet brings us so close together and it is like we get to really “know” each other. With Paula Pederson I almost feel we are family. Her father was a great builder of Seattle and he died when Paula […]