Why I read The Norwegian American

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Rev. Janni Belgum

Photo courtesy of Rev. Janni Belgum

I am one of those who has Norwegian ancestry back a ways. It was my great-grandparents who came from Norway to North America, and I was born in California. My Norwegian part of the family largely lived in Minnesota, so family traditions were largely around Christmas celebrations. I have been curious about Norway, and The Norwegian American has been filling my curiosity to some degree. I have supplemented that with trips to stevnes but also trips to Norway where I have met family—mostly distant cousins. Thanks to The Norwegian American I can learn more about my heritage.
Rev. Janni  Belgum
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada

 

Photo: Lori Ann Reinhall

“I read The Norwegian American because it has news of interest to me—both local news and news from Norway. And I like reading what Norwegian Americans are doing across this country as much as reading about my local community. All in all, it keeps me involved in Norwegian culture.”
Kristine Leander
President of Leif Erikson International Foundation
& Executive Director of the Swedish Club

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This article originally appeared in the July 26, 2019, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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