Some years ago I wrote about my maternal great-grandfather, John Martinus Femrite. The post was titled “What ever happened to … Continue reading The life and times of J. M. Femrite, pt. 2
For the past quarter century or so (I’m not sure of the year the tradition started), our Mjanger cousins and … Continue reading Mjangerdagen, a grand summer tradition!
When I was a boy, I was both a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout, carrying on the traditions that … Continue reading Scouting and Grandpa Ragnvald
It’s been nine years this summer since I shipped aboard the SS Christian Radich for a two-week training voyage from … Continue reading Sailing on the Christian Radich
The other day I realized that I’ve written much more about my grandfathers in this blog than about my grandmothers. … Continue reading Josephine Katherine Tryggeseth
My great-aunt, Olufina Duesund Andvik (“Fina”), was 109 years and eight months old when she died in Seattle, Washington in … Continue reading Tante Fina lived to be 109 years old!
This post will stray a bit from the genealogy of my bloodline. I want to look at the concept … Continue reading Carlson Family Camp
Several weeks ago I received an email from a Norwegian writer who is doing research on an unusual unit of … Continue reading Norwegian-Americans during World War II
Have you heard of “The Shetland Bus”? I recently read a book with that title by a British author named … Continue reading The Shetland Bus