Where in the world is Paula now?

Posted on November 2nd, 2022 by paularath

It was time to leave Oslo for Bergen, where we were to board our Viking ship to take us north with the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights. It was really hard to say aloha to Erik Holtedahl, whom I will always think of as “my Norwegian brother.” He is going to try to come
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Posted on March 28th, 2022 by paularath

  While our first day in Oslo was a search for my family’s roots deep in the heart of Norway’s farmland, our second day was an urban adventure with Erik Holtedahl as our amazing guide. Would you believe that Erik rides a bike nearly all the time and all year round? Neither snow, sleet, nor
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Posted on March 21st, 2022 by paularath

Jerry and I have just returned from a sojourn to Norway, where I have deep family roots. My great grandparents on my father’s maternal side emigrated from Norway to Concord, Massachusetts in 1872. My grandmother Nana, Ragna Helsher Rath, was the Helsher family’s historian. She left us a great deal of information regarding our Norwegian
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Posted on January 13th, 2022 by paularath

  Introducing my treasured Greek sandals, acquired at the tiny shop of a cobbler on the Aegean island of Paros, in Greece, in 2011. They feature a highly functional zipper on the back and they have. amazingly, survived the Nuuanu weather. Of course I do try to treat them well, as they represent a wonderful
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Posted on May 28th, 2021 by paularath

Remember when I used to give mall talks at Ala Moana Moana Center and Kahala Mall about how to pack for a long trip? Following the talks, I would write a story on the subject, incorporating ideas from my audiences. Well, this is not one of those. This is from a story I found in
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