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 […]
Looking back at the age of fifteen in three generations 1938, 1966 and 2000
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 […]
Today I ran a so-called Cooper Test. I do that once every month. After five minutes of warm-up: The voice tells me on my premium Endomondo app. “Run your fastest in twelve minutes”! I really don’t like it, but I chose to do it anyway just to improve my running speed and endurance. Today I told my self to decide to like it. […]
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 […]
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German priest and resistant during Hitler’s regime. He could have stayed in U.S.A. during the war where he was teaching, but he felt he had to go back and be among those who fought against Hitler. The last two years before the war ended he was in prison and in 9 of April 1945 he was hanged 39 years old […]
My mother used to say Did you remember to take a look around if you have everything? when I and my children had left. Then she would collect the forgotten items and send the most important ones. I sent a bunch of house keys yesterday.
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 Long Journey to Overcome Fear”. He was born in […]
Even if you are not exactly young anymore - you can still create new things to do
Sometimes things happens out of your control and you just have to solve the problems.