I am very thankful that my grandparents met each other in August 1919. We know because Emry, my maternal grandfather wrote his memoirs, where he described his desperate situation. His first wife had died in the Spanish flu shortly after their newborn son had passed away. Emry had anxiety attacks and thought he had heart failure. He needed to find someone […]
Just as I felt awful and helpless not being able to recall my skills in making the stars, I enjoyed doing it as soon as I refound the ability.
A journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s in Denmark The shops and city streets were decorated later than now. Fir guirlands hang across the shopping areas with bright stars, bells and hearts hung as ornaments. The shops also had fir branches and Christmas decorations that were related to Christmas. It all came up in […]
I told you about our English friends visiting our family in 1962 in Copenhagen. I was 11 years old and at that time school children only started to learn English from the fifth class that would begin after that summer holiday. I missed the family and especially their boys from the moment they left, and I wanted to write a […]
After the war all resources were scarce and families had to manage with a lot less than today. Through her character as I remember her and her letters she shows how she fights alone without complaining
I have always loved to observe fathers and their children and big brothers and their smaller siblings.
September 19, 1944 Today is the 74 anniversary of the German occupiers to catch the Danish police corps. The German didn’t have confidence that the Danish police would be loyal to them in guarding buildings in danger of being sabotaged. Those who didn’t manage to go into hiding were deported to German concentration camps. My father was among the captured, though […]