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
This post will stray a bit from the genealogy of my bloodline. I want to look at the concept … Continue reading Carlson Family Camp
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
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
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!
My dad, Robert William Bergeson, and his two brothers, Harold Parke Bergeson and Norman Bernhard Bergeson, were born in Chicago … Continue reading Our Uncle Hal