Tag: memory

Training

Mound, Minnesota circa 1950 This is how we roll where I come from; let the babes loose in the snow and let them figure it out. And yet despite my lifelong training, I almost managed to break my head last night on the Berlin sidewalks….

New sheriffs in town

Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1952 I saw a ghost from my balcony on Friday evening. Dusk was underway and no one was out—except for one really short, old-fashioned ghost (you know, the huge white sheet with cutout eye holes kind). The ghost was kicking its way…

Out at the lake

At the moment, the talk of the town in Berlin is going to the lake: What lakes are the best for swimming? What lakes are the least crowded? Good questions because truth be told...I am a lake snob. My trip to the Schlachtensee a couple...

Heidelberg

Before there were digital cameras, I lived in Heidelberg. I took black and white photos and developed everything in the darkroom, and I was just learning to speak German. These last few days have been interesting; seeing the same place with older eyes (and a…

Gramma on her way to Sweden, 1947.

Wold-Chamberlain Airport (now Minneapolis/St Paul International), 1947 My great grandmother was Swedish. In about 1912, she left Sweden with her 6 year old son (who is still alive) and came to the United States. According to my grandmother, her English was never very good. She…

The path to the lake.

Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota Delightful characters in this photo, especially my great aunt Millie, who always seems to be off in her own world. But what strikes me most about this image is the setting — it is the lake that I grew up on. The…

1940s Lake Party

Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota Let’s see…what do we have here? + Dancing in the backyard on a summer night + Giggling in the grass + A back porch and a wicker sofa + A late night game of cards + A GAL IN A TREE I…

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