Welcome!  Explore anecdotes about the lives of myself and my ancestors.
Arlyn Fuerst: the Greatest Teacher I ever had
My tribute to the man who gave me music and influenced me in so many profound

The 1940 Census
My young grandparents, farmers in Wisconsin, are visited by a census official.

Alice Mielcarek: My Teacher
My high school writing teacher died just before I tried to tell her how much she had
meant to me.

The Journey of Otelius Grønli
How my great-grandfather came across the Atlantic on the Lusitania, and forged a
new life in America.
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