Grace Cathedral and Surroundings

To get a grasp on how to get to know San Francisco, Henry and I got on one of these circulating tourist buses that are available in most big cities. After a while we got places and headsets to hear the information about the city. Suddenly this huge beautiful Grace Cathedral in Gothic style stood high above in the street. […]

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A Fragment of San Francisco

Continuation of the tale of our recent trip to California   We had four nights at a normal hotel near Union Square. It was a practical place to stay though I wouldn’t be able to remember anything from that hotel. We would like to see another part of the big city and found an old Victorian Hotel called “San Remo” at Mason […]

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Historical Christmas Trees

Visiting the Ronald Reagan Library at my recent tour to California we entered a room with decorated Christmas trees. At first, I thought it had to do with White House Christmas trees but it appeared that they each symbolized a decade of the U.S. history. The Christmas tree was invented around the 1840s in Germany  I love history and found […]

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Deleting History

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 […]

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A Special Second Hand Shop

  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 […]

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Modern History

Inspiration from the blogs I follow The writer behind the blog “Light Room” says following in a poem. She might be excited about the new area that comes with president Trump. Unexpectedly unimaginable change like sudden snow-melt muttered possibilities as though we stood on mountains and could see for miles I have other bloggers “The Happy Quitter” I follow who […]

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