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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The 74th Anniversary of The Danish Police being deported to German Kz camps

September 19, 1944 Today is the 74 anniversary of the German occupiers to catch the Danish police corps. The German didn’t have confidence that the Danish police would be loyal to them in guarding buildings in danger of being sabotaged. Those who didn’t manage to go into hiding were deported to German concentration camps. My father was among the captured, though […]

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Let Social Media Inspire You

My blogging friend Carol is good at using Instagram and Twitter in connection with her blog. Please click on the link to find her original Instagram post via Twitter. In one of her other posts Carol describes how her ex husband was an expert in making their marriage look fine and normal even though she was held in captivity. Following is […]

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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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My Aunt Eva

  My aunt’s four boys, my cousins   Born in 1921 Aunt Eva would have been 95 years old today the 4th of February had she been alive. My grandmother Asta and her firstborn Eva, May 1921 As a child, I admired my mother’s sister Eva. She was full of humour, and she had four lively boys. Three of them […]

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