Wilfred Owen Quotes:
"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."
"All a poet can do today is warn."
Wilfred Owen Quotes:
If you look carefully, treasures can be found in many corners of Denmark
In front of me, I have two large travel brochures on the USA and an old map from the 1980s. My husband and I can spend about three to four weeks in June and July. We have family in Fairfax Virginia to visit as well as our lovely blogging friend Paula Pederson who will be in Maine. That’s the two […]
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 […]
Last Friday was a moving and memorable time for me. I met with my fellow nursing students for the first time since we graduated in 1975 at an old hospital in Copenhagen. I had feared that I couldn’t remember any of them but somehow I knew all of their names. You go through tough things as a student nurse a […]
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 […]
A series of vignettes on a theme of hospitals Today we had “an open house” at our new hospital is being built a few kilometres from our house. The mid-west region of Denmark is gathering all of its wards and functions in one place on a field near a railway. After it was decided to build here a highway has […]
Few remember George Whitfield (1714-1770) but the expression “One Nation Under God” is his quote as he, as a young British preacher and missionary travelled from England to America in the 1740s. At the time sea travel across the Atlantic ocean was a long and dangerous trip in small boats. He wished to unite the new colonies and a huge […]
The Founding Fathers created the Constitution so that "We the People" could be in charge and have influence in governing the country without being led by despots and tyrants. They founded a foundation that hopefully will resist the tyranny of ignorant and selfish people without any historical insight
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 […]