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Strong Female Role Models among Swedish Immigrant Ancestors in Kansas City by Carol P. Christ

When I decided to become a career woman, I thought I had no role models in my family. My parents (who sometimes considered me the black sheep) would have agreed. 1,003 more words



It is a weekly occurrence when I pass over some silly person in their 30’s complaining about how old they feel. It is annoying enough for me to comment on, cuz, ya know…if I were in my 30’s I’d be storming castles and leaving a trail of dead in my wake. 615 more words


I have always been intrigued with the stories about the immigrants.  Both Grandparent’s on my mother’s side came from Sweden, Grandma with her family and Grandpa (who I never got to meet, he died when my mom was 12) on his own as a young teen came in through Canada. 1,063 more words

Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants

The Gunn Memorial Museum on 5 Wykeham Road in Washington Connecticut is exploring its’ European roots with a new exhibit that runs through January 12, 2014 called Coming to America: Washington’s Swedish Immigrants. 181 more words

Connecticut Travel

The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson (review)

The Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Merrill Krause, the only girl in a family of boys, has fulfilled her promise to her dying mother and spent the last ten years taking care of her father and brothers. 372 more words

Book Reviews

Protecting a birthright

(originally run in the Great Bend Tribune, Great Bend, Kans. Feb. 3, 2013 edition)

(illustration courtesy of http://www.freeduh.com)

Recently, I was moving photos and pictures around on my walls.  666 more words

Warm Ups

Book & Cover Review of "A Promise to Love" by Serena B. Miller

Book Review

 The over-arching storyline of a marriage of convenience between a recently arrived immigrant and a grieving widower with five children to care for is not so new … but, other elements of the story made it unique. 758 more words

Christian Fiction