Today, October 11, 2021, is Indigenous Peoples Day as declared by the Governor of Minnesota and the President of the … Continue reading In Minnesota we are all living on stolen land
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
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!