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Got Hope?

Did you know that race relations since Obama became president have actually grown further apart instead of closer?  I think that is strange considering it was “white” Americans that propelled him into office. It seemed hopeful when America elected a black president.  Hope that it would right all the wrongs ever committed by whites, and […]

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Blut ist dicker als Wasser

As I reflect on my recent trip to Germany, there is one major truth that leaps out at me, that the blood of family really is thicker than water. Returning home was a trip of a lifetime for me.  Germany is truly one of those romantic countries one must put on their list of places […]

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Happy Fourth of July 2013

Dixie and I would like to wish everyone a very wonderful Fourth of July!  Though Dixie is now having a great time in Germany where she was born, she is also very proud to be an American.  We both hope that all of you are celebrating this Holiday with firecrackers, hot dogs or brats, apple […]

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Yankee’s Norwegian Lineage

My Norwegian Lineage is traced back to Kvinnherad – Olve, Norway on my Mother’s side!  The featured image in my post is of my grandmother Ottillia’s second cousin Olav Nagell.  Olav sent this picture of himself to me.  He is wearing his Norwegian military uniform.  Olav was born and raised in Norway. The year 1802, In Kvinnherad, Norway, at a place […]