What I remember from this course was that the people who immigrated had a really hard time adjusting to life here. They, most often, forsook their old life and language and did their best to blend in with their new country’s culture. For those that immigrated to the U.S., their children would most likely speak English as a first language. Though some traditions were passed on, a lot of it was lost. The generation after the children… so the grandchildren were the generation that would research and desire to learn about their roots, their grandparent’s language and traditions.
I may not be in this third generation, but I have realized that my interest in my roots has continued to grow. Let me be frank and just say that there is a bit of Scandahoovian in my background. Norwegian mostly. I love learning about Norse mythology and trolls, language and culture. It’s all super interesting.
Don’t judge me, but I just went to see “Thor”. It amplified my interest in Norse mythology. Let me explain, the movie didn’t do a very good job of introducing or explaining Thor’s 4 BFF’s. I wanted to know more about them. I also am a little curious about where Baldr was. I really enjoyed the movie “Thor”; it also spurred my interest in learning about these gods and myths. Super glad Odin’s horse had 8 legs. Made me happy. I’m considering making a Norse God Family Tree…. I’ll let you know if I actually accomplish it!
In the meantime, thanks for tuning in, and please vote for which book I should read next!