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
ways.

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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