Celebrating Independence Day at Mount Vernon

July 4 seen through Scandinavian eyes A year has nearly past since that memorable day last year where our newly found relatives took us, a Danish couple to celebrate Fourth of July with them at Mount Vernon, Washington’s treasured estate in Virginia. This country estate on the Potomac River was George Washington’s home for 45 years. All my photos have a […]

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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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Glimpse of Spring in London

I longed for spring, so I am a trip to London only a short flight journey from Denmark. My husband should have been with me but suddenly needs a Bypass operation. I was on a similar trip alone in 1978, and since then we have been here together many times after the nest was empty. My computer is left behind […]

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Thomas Jefferson’s Home, Monticello

A few years ago I took an internet course on the drafter of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson (1743-1825). He was born in Virginia with privilege and responsibility. As a young man, he studied the works of Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and John Locke, all men of the Enlightenment movement. He studied the rest of his life on many […]

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