Last Friday was a moving and memorable time for me. I met with my fellow nursing students for the first time since we graduated in 1975 at an old hospital in Copenhagen. I had feared that I couldn’t remember any of them but somehow I knew all of their names. You go through tough things as a student nurse a […]
Quote from my blogger friend Paul Soren. Please go to the post via the link above While I’m talking about commemorating things I want to refer to the growing debate about memorials to past historical events that some people want to pull down. I’m not in the business of re-writing history to suit current sensibilities. I know that someone’s hero […]
Few remember George Whitfield (1714-1770) but the expression “One Nation Under God” is his quote as he, as a young British preacher and missionary travelled from England to America in the 1740s. At the time a sea travel across the Atlantic ocean was a long and dangerous trip in small boats. He wished to unite the new colonies and a […]
I dedicate this post to my blogging friend Bernadette on Haddon Musings who hosts the blogging event “Senior Salon”. The Senior Salon has been put on halt as Bernadette lost her son very recently. I know that Bernadette shares my love for classical music. The trio I mention here can be heard as a way to handle grief. This music […]
On our way to the ferry that takes us to Sweden from Frederikshavn in Northern Denmark we like to visit a special shop driven by an old woman in her eighties. The “antiques” she sells are put in neat order and arranged so that it’s like visiting a museum from our great grand mother’s time. Her white linen bedclothes […]
I have just completed a 7-week free music course on “The World of String Quartets” at the online course “Coursera”. Only when I began to take notes did I pass the questions from each week’s program. Coursera offers courses from many different universities in all subjects. This one was for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in U.S.A. I […]
The Weekly photo Challenge from WordPress’ Daily Post. I like to keep traditions but also to make simple things. I have a bench in my kitchen where all the Christmas stuff is kept. I like to reuse what I have because it reminds me of my past.
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 am travelling in Germany just now and would like to show you small impressions from this tour that came from wanting to run in Dresden in Germany. When I come back I will make a post about Leipzig and Berlin. Dresden and Leipzig are situated in the former East Germany so their history is both their former good times, […]