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 […]
It’s enjoyable and free to look at buildings while travelling. In this post, I will show you some photos from a memorable journey to Washington D.C. this summer. For earlier posts on D.C.: George Mason Memorial, Constitution Gardens, The U.S. Navy Memorial and World War II Memorial. Everything is within walking distance, but if you want to see a lot in […]
I told you about the life-long friendship between my mother Ruth and her English friend Josey. The summer of 1962 arrived where Josey and her family would come to stay in our house for ten days, and do sightseeing with us in Copenhagen. My twin brother and I were eleven years old and had not yet started to learn English […]
I connect the birds singing with happy moments in my childhood. Springtime and playing outside. (I have a post on this on my Danish blog, which can be Google translated.) In Denmark, our spring comes slowly so that there is time to enjoy each kind of spring flower while the bird singing increase until about Midsummer where it sadly stops. […]
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, […]
My grandmother Asta was born 1890 and died 1982. She has kept a lot of birthday cards and get well cards that I would like to show you. There is also a small book with her marks from school and texts on how to behave as a good and well-behaved school-child.
It’s so privileged for me to be able to support mothers a bit now and then by visiting when needed. I was allowed to take you with me via these pictures from yesterday.