"I'm always making a comeback
but nobody ever tells me where I've been." I think it was the famous Jass singer Billy Holyday
who, maybe jokingly, uttered these words. Maybe she wasn't always sure of where she had been. On the other hand, I'm always quite sure of where I am, and every now and then I'm trying to make a comeback as the editor and sole writer of my Newsletter (haha!!) but the result isn't always as I want it to be. Maybe it's because I┤m trying to write in a language I really don't know. Well, writing this, it comes to my mind what the "rocking" Frank Zappa
(1940-1993) once said: "Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read". Saying this I'm certainly not hinting in any way to your reading ability, but I often wonder what comes to your mind when you read my English. Anyway, I like keeping it touch with you (every now and then) this way and even though I really don't have a complaint about the response to my Newsletter I certainly would welcome more of that.
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As a member of ŮjˇrŠknisfÚlag ═slendinga (The Icelandic National League in Iceland) I receive the exellent newsletter L÷gberg Heimskringla, which is the Icelandic Community Newspaper in North America. Recently I became aware of that subscribers are only about 2000. Two thousand.
|My old slide rule.|
I said "only". It has been estimated that people of Icelandic origin in NA are about 200000.
I find, with the help of my old slide rule, that the subscribers are consequently only about 1% of the total. I find it hard to understand that 198000 "Icelanders" (more or less of course) don't find the interest in joining the Icelandic community in NA by subscription because the paper is full of interesting articles with Icelandic connection. I mention here just the permanent columns like "From the Pioneers Daughters
", which is the product of the genealogy addicted friend of mine George Freeman
of Grand Forks, N.-Dakota, Icelandic for beginners
, by Helga Hilmisdˇttir
of the Department of Icelandic, University of Manitoba and Kristin's Kitchen
(Icelandic recipes) by Kristin Olafson-Jenkins
in Ontario. Those of you who have not olready subscribed to L÷gberg Heimskringla
, should do it right now. You won't regret. It's "the perfect investment in your Icelandic heritage".
The Reykjavik Grapevine newspaper feature a rather long but very interesting article about Icelandic genealogy mentioning amongst others "Halfdan's website". Yes, my website! The article Share Your Ancestors is of course a must for you to read. Click here!