A is for Aalgaard

Quote of the Day: What’s in a name? That which we would call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme is open-ended. My goal is to write daily posts using each letter of the alphabet in April (Sundays off for good behavior and to make it work for the alphabet). I’ll be writing family stories, memoir or journal prompts, reviews about theatre and food, maybe a visit from my sock puppet characters Millie and Willie, and using photos I’ve taken along the way. Enjoy! A is for Aalgaard. What can I say, with a name that begins with two A’s, I’m usually at the top of the list. I’ve written about us and our name before, and this time, I’ll add a few things. I am the fourth of six kids born to George and Jane (Siberg) Aalgaard. We’re from Good Hope Township, located in the Red River Valley of Minnesota. My sister Joy (#6) and I saw The Addams Family musical which has a great song, “When you’re an Addams.” It inspired us to talk about what it means to be an Aalgaard. When I posed the question to my sisters Nancy (#3) and Joy (#6) and my Dad, they said, “Educated, talented, helpful, and good looking.” Dad said, “Norwegian.” We are...

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