I have become the family historian for both my nuclear and my extended family. In my father’s generation, the family … Continue reading Climbing the family tree
I didn’t know that my father, Robert William Bergeson, was in the Reserve Officer Training Program until I inherited his … Continue reading The Bergeson brothers in uniform
It’s been almost six weeks now since I have been in a gathering of more than two people simultaneously. My … Continue reading The smallpox epidemic of 1765-66
In addition to being an electrical engineer, an inventor, a scoutmaster, a father and an all-around wonderful human, my grandfather … Continue reading Grandpa Ragnvald was a storyteller
My great-grandfather, Berge Rognaldsen Duesund, was originally named Berge Rognaldsen Mjanger. In Norway, it was customary to name children after … Continue reading We’re all Mjangers!
At the memorial service for my late uncle, Harold Parke Bergeson, Hal’s son Tom mentioned a word that I hadn’t … Continue reading It’s good for your spizzerinctum!