To Whom It May Concern:
I wish I could have met and talked with you. However, now you are a princess in heaven living in a heavenly mansion and walking the streets of gold with Jesus in the Holy City. May we all meet in heaven!
My condolences to her family.
I am a third generation Norwegian American. There are not very many of us full blooded Norwegians of my age, 76. My mother's heritage was more fair skinned and lighter hair. Her mother's last name was Legard from the Bergen area and her father's family, Sather, were from the Oslo area. My father's mother and father were from northern Norway. He was more dark skinned, blonde as a little boy that turned to darker hair. Their last names were Halversen and Roisen. I have lighter hair and beige skin. I am proud to be of all Norwegian heritage. I have always wanted to visit Norway, but the cost is too much for us. I understand that the most beautiful time in Norway is the last of July and first of August. Some day I hope to find DVD films of all of Norway to watch on our TV.
When mother was 100, I contacted a very nice man from the Norwegian Embassy in America and he was on his way to Norway. He made arrangements for a congratulations from the king to be sent to mother. Her fondest wish was to make it to 100 like her father. She made it to 101. I hope to follow in her foot steps. She had a sweet spirit and was beloved by all who knew her, most probably like Princess Ragnhild.
Martha Alethe Cannon
9165 SE Hillview Drive
Amity, OR 97101