Plimoth Plantation

In Plymouth, Massachusetts is an open-air museum where costumed roleplayers will tell about life in the plantation in 1729. The different spelling is to differentiate between the original settlement and Plymouth, the modern-day town and harbour nearby. The English colonists called themselves pilgrims. They arrived from Leiden, Holland on Mayflower in 1720 after years of religious persecution in England. They […]

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Pictures from Portland, Oregon

A hundred years ago, some of my husband’s relatives immigrated to the United States of America. Some of them came to live in Oregon. This summer of 2019, we met with his third cousin, who lives there as a winemaker.  We felt at home wherever we went, and the knowledge of many Scandinavian people had had an impact on both […]

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A Summercamp Experience

For years, I knew that I had to write about this memory from the summer of 1961. I was ten years old. My parents thought that I was more fit to manage to be away than my twin-brother. We didn’t talk about going to the summer camp, at least, I don’t recall any preparation. My twin brother and I attended […]

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Historical Buildings in Seattle

MOHAI, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle WA. Its home is from 1942, a former Naval Reserve Armoury and a Naval Training Center during World War II. I had been looking forward to seeing this museum as we were visiting Seattle. We wanted to find surviving buildings from constructor Hans Peterson. Through our blogging, we got in contact with Paula […]

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North Beach

It’s not far from the coast, but North Beach in San Francisco has no beach. It’s known for the Italian American community. Ford Cappola wrote “Godfather” at the Caffe Trieste. Peter & Paul Catholic Church is situated at Filbert St. Powell St. and Columbus Avenue that cuts diagonally in the area.     The Coit Tower at Telegraph Hill is […]

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