Dancing with a crown prince

Have you ever wished you had asked your mother or father more questions about their life? I have. This vignette comes to mind after watching the PBS miniseries Atlantic Crossing. My mother told me about the extended trip made by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha in 1939. One of their first visits was an invitation to meet President and Mrs. Roosevelt. It was at this meeting where a strong friendship developed between Märtha and FDR, as recently portrayed in Atlantic Crossing, which focused on the war years 1940–1945. During this visit, they continued across the United States to visit cities with heavy Norwegian-American populations in the Midwest. They also visited Los Angeles, where they met Sonja Henie, and they were in San Francisco to attend the Internationa
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The Norwegian American

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