For years I’ve told family members and others that my father, Robert William Bergeson, worked for the fabled “CCC”, the … Continue reading My Dad built a church
When I started researching the life of my great-grandfather, John M. Femrite, I felt as though I were confronted with … Continue reading Serendipity came knocking one day in October
Relationships in families are multi-dimensional. Sometimes we think only of the parent-child dynamic. Other times we think mostly about our … Continue reading First Cousins
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
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!