Remembering Notre Dame #2

Remembering Notre Dame After I wrote about Notre Dame from the stories of my parents and grandparents, I found more details about their post-war journeys to Paris. My parents were on a youth group-tour in 1949, and after a long exhausting train ride without room to sleep, they went out sightseeing in Paris. Notre Dame was the first place they […]

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Remembering Notre Dame

  What happened yesterday was too horrible to comprehend. I had to gather my thoughts about my experience with the great cathedral.   As a child, I loved to look at my parents’ photo albums. In 1949, the year after they were married they went to France in a group tour through war-scarred Europe to get there.  The Notre Dame […]

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Two Brothers and Two Sisters

Lawrence (1899) and  John (1906) were born in Iowa and North Dakota, respectively by immigrants from Denmark. Their father and mother, two small sisters, came to the States to seek new possibilities for a better life in 1893. This immigrant Peder Jorgensen, who went to the States in 1893, is my husband’s great-grandfather’s brother.  Henry, my husband and  Leah are third cousins, […]

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