As a child in the 1951s, my parents twice rented modest places at Møn for our summer holidays. At the time, we would never know in advance what to expect. The advertisements found in the newspapers had to be cheap for rent. My twin brother and I were never disappointed, though. We never thought about the standard. Refrigerators were not […]
A memory of my father's life growing up in the Great Depression and WWII.
A mixture of new and old photos of the same locations in Copenhagen.
I wonder what other threat could take away our rights to assemble in the future? What about asking questions on why small and more significant businesses had to close down? Why are the warning signs about the COVID-19 so alike all over the place? Why were healthy people in some countries forced to stay inside and be deprived of sunshine and fresh air? Why is a cheap and unpatented cure suppressed in the media and by Big Pharma?
A Story of the nut tree furniture bought just before my parents’ wedding October 9, 1948. My husband, Henry, has a blog on their wedding. A Google translate button is available. From Holsteinsgade 30, Østerbro, Copenhagen their first flat from 1948-1951. My mother’s brother and finacé on a visit From my parents second home, Tøjmestervej 8, N.V. in Copenhagen. […]
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.