Family visit from the US

May 23, 2016

In the 19. century many people from Norway emigrated to the US because of difficulties to find work and lot of poverty in Norway. Specially many people from Karmøy which is an island located on the west coast of Norway took this trip across the atlantic ocean to look for a better life.Because of this many people from Karmøy have relatives in the US and the citizens of the island are pretty attached to USA and american culture.

My boyfriend has relatives from Karmøy and is one of those with relatives from the US. His family is primarily from Seattle, Washington and he has kept contact with specially one person in his family. His name is Sean and he was in Norway because one person in my boyfriend’s family past away recently and he was present in the funeral. Not bad at all traveling that far for taking part in the occasion.

This weekend the organized a meeting in Stavanger since he was going to travel back to the US today from the airport of Stavanger. He was staying at another relatives home, Kenneth with his wife Olaug, and we were invited to their place. It was really nice and they served us rømmegrøt which is a traditional meal in Norway similar to oatmeal but with a different taste in it. Me myself had rømmegrøt for the first time last christmas and I actually liked it, despite the different taste of it. I have never met him before and was exited to get to know more of my boyfriends family and specially that came so far to visit us.

We talked about all kinds of topics and we got a lot of laughs. Sean is working at a boat as a machine engineer, Kenneth is working in Bergen at Statoil whilst Olaug is an assistant principal at a school. We talked about how important it is to work in a job that we are passionate about and that is more important than the status and the salary of the job. I enjoyed their company and I think they are really nice people. Actually, me and Johan are planning to go to US to visit Sean but first we need to save some money haha.

It was a very nice experience to get to know the new people. I am a very social person and I love to hear about how people are living their lives. I believe that life is all about connecting with people and I like to believe in the good side of everyone. This was my experience of yesterday.




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  • Reply gruundehn June 14, 2016 at 3:47 am

    When I was on active duty with the USAF I had an NCO who was of Norwegian descent. He told me about how he found his wife. He was a pen pal with her for a while and love developed and he went to Norway to marry her. It turns out that she was a school teacher hired from outside the village to teach the school kids. It also turned out that she was the only person in the village that was not related to him in the degree of Second Cousin or closer. I had no way of verifying his story and admit that he could have been pulling my leg.

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