Paula Finds Her Roots

A book review on Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks Three years ago when I started blogging I soon found Paula Pederson who blogs about finding traces of her Danish father Hans Pederson who a hundred years ago had built a lot of fine buildings, roads and railways in Seattle. After years of tracing him, her book was finally released February […]

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The House of Emigrants

#1 post on a series on Sweden   This post is part of a series on a two-week long journey to Sweden in May 2017. My husband and I started in Gothenburg the fourth largest city in Sweden. I attended the world’s largest Half Marathon for the 12th time. We wanted to visit our son and family 800 km away […]

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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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Paula’s Book Release

One of the exciting things about blogging is the sudden windows into other people’s lives and backgrounds far away from yourself. The internet brings us so close together, and it is like we get to really “know” each other. With Paula Pederson, I almost feel we are family. Her father was a great builder of Seattle, and he died when Paula was […]

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