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I Am Norwegian

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    I recently found out my roots are from Norway

    on my mom's side. I always thought I was British but I had to do a family tree project for history that went all the way back to the first of our family to arrive in America, and nowhere along the line am I British. Im Norwegian, German, Portugese, and French. :)
    Idealizer Idealizer 16-17, F Mar 10

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    Syns Det Er Rart

    Hei! Jeg tenkte bare at jeg skulle si at det er ganske rart at nesten alle her i denne gruppen skriver på engelsk. De sier at de er norske, men likevel skrives det på engelsk, hvorfor det?! Men det er ganske stilig at det er en gruppe for normenn her ;-) Heia Norge!
    knight92 knight92 18-21, F 5 Responses May 29, 2012

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    Silent World..o.o

    well, first story on here..  how do i start.mhm.. well. every since 3rd grade my hearing has been slowly disappearing and theres nothing the doctors can do about it.. and now im deaf in both years. Growing up with hearing aids and implants causes a lot of bullying and i got...
    eridan eridan 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    I Am Living In Norway

    Hello guys,I am a Norwegian lady, living in a town called Kongsvinger. It is 1,5 hour with a car from the capitol Oslo where I was born and raised. I also lived 1,5 year in south of Norway  and in a place called Jevnaker for 10months. You can look at my neighbors webpage...
    kooikermum kooikermum 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    An Old Norwegian Nursery Rime

    BEDTIME PRAYER All the little birds have gone in their nests to sleep. And out in folds I cannot see sleep the woolly sheep. All the flowers that grow by day pink and blue and white, are just as safe in darkest dark, as in the brightest light. Every child of mine I...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Im From Norway

    My last name is wilson. wilson comes from norway im only 10 years old.
    jackwil10 jackwil10 13-15 Nov 19, 2012

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    My grandfather was full blooded Norwegian (miss

    him), but I am only one quarter myself. I wish I could've been be more so.
    Cristofori Cristofori 41-45, M Jul 1

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    I am from norway and i am proud to be that.

    i was born in christiansand and now i life in the netherlands
    DionKing DionKing 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    A Drop Of Viking Is In Me

    I am a drop Norwegian. I do energy work, and I found that I have special runes on the sides of my pelvis that indicate viking traits. All Norwegians have special spiritual jobs to do on Earth. Norway plays a special role in Ragnarok and the Final Judgment over mankind. Norway...
    cheesesausage cheesesausage 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    I am Norwegian, I live in Aalesund.

    I'm a pretty active person. I train 2 hours a day, but mondays I train 5 hours. I'm 15, and a girl.
    cherrychillz cherrychillz 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I'm not 100% norwegian But my moms side had

    norwegian and I really wanna meet girl who is norwegian or has some in it. I think its cool being norwegian and a badass viking, a cool heritage and a part of what makes you unique different and special.
    crowe15 crowe15 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Norwegian By Heart

    This is just something I wrote for one of my college applications this fall and I realized it fits perfectly into this experience! So here you go... Amid the contented hum floating about the room, the kitchen door eases open as my beaming grandma enters. Making her...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    Anyone Here Live In Norway?

    If so, I want to know your feelings towards the political, social and healthcare states of the nation 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 27, 2007

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    Hey, I am not a norwegian.

    However here seems like a good place to do some reacherch. If you know a lot about their culture or your culture (history wise if you can) then please message me, I am writting a book and it is evolving a lot around the viking era and in Norway. Please get back soon! I would...
    hdhdjsj hdhdjsj 22-25, M Apr 23

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    Gunderson

    My great  grandfather was 100% Norwegian and I am 40%. When he came his last name was Gunderson. Then somehow he came across a name which is my last name right now and changed his from Gunderson to the other one.
    MeiAtraAla MeiAtraAla 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    My Great-grandfather Was A Larssen!

    My mother's side of the family boasts a connection to the Larssens of Telemark. It is a complex ancestry, Norwegian through this link with the Larssens, and also Catalan, Gascon, Galician and French. Further back I am told I have Danish and Swedish ancestors too! I am Tolosan...
    LaHuitreTare LaHuitreTare 22-25, F Mar 3, 2012

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    Cardamom Is the Best

    I love to make Krumkakes when it's cold out. Even though it's a lot of work (3-4hrs). I use (2) late 1800's cast irons so that I can make one after another. If anyone is nearby they're gone in an instant. Okay, I love them too! They are best made on a cast iron stove or a...
    shikoba shikoba 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    Several of my ancestors immigrated from Norway,

    but I did a genetic test and it says I'm 70% decended from the British Isles. I'm guessing that probably has something to do with the Viking occupation, although I do have some Scot and English relatives as well.
    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Norsk

    Hei! Jeg am 25% norsk. og hope to move there one day. currently learning norsk.  
    norskamore norskamore 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    My dads side of the family is pure Norwegian

    and I love them. No matter how stubborn they are.
    KatIsCrazy KatIsCrazy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My Mother Is From Karmoy

    I and my 3 other siblings are half norwegian. we all have been to the island our mother is from and have great and wonderful family living there . It is the land of the Viking Kings . I miss my family there and hope to take my own family there to see how beautiful the country is...
    chrissy9199 chrissy9199 41-45, F Oct 31, 2012

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    Hei Nordmann Her :)

    Vil bli kjent med andre norsker, bygge et sosialt nettverk :) Arne heter jeg, fra trøndelag, sosial men litt beskjeden. Litt nerd, litt sporty, litt kul, og litt barnslig :P La oss bli kjent :)
    Matrial Matrial 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2011

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    100 % Here

    Yes, I was born and raised here in Norway and all of my family consists of full-blooded Norwegians as far back as I'm aware of(with the fair exception of my two young nephews, whose dad is American). I was born(and still live) in Bergen, the second largest city in the country...
    Altena Altena 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2008

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    Why Do I Feel So Alone?

    I was born into a wonderful God fearing family. I have always believed in the creation of the heavens and the earth, just as God explains it in the bible.But I have always fallen to the sinful life as many of us do.I was more interested in sex, drugs and rock n roll than seeking...
    ElonMadier ElonMadier 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    Turid98 Turid98 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    My Grandparent's Gift

    I was born in the United States. So were my parents, for that matter. But my grandparents on my mother's side, that is where my culture was born. In this day and age, being only two things (heritage wise) is actually quite rare. My dad and his entire family were all 100% Irish...
    VakreLivet VakreLivet 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Born and raised. Great country,

    great people, peaceful, quiet and no fighting
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Jul 22

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    My Grandfather Always Loved This One

    "100 Swedes ran through the weeds back to the border of Sweden. 100 Swedes ran through the weeds... chased by one Norwegian!" Nationalist I know... but grandad was a zealot! LOL
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31 2 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    Vikings

     My ancestors were Vikings. They were great explorers and hunters, but they could never win the Super Bowl. Eric The Red was one of my ancestors, but I'm not too sure about what he did. I hope it's not just because he was red a lot.  People where I'm from raised horses...
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Love Norway

    I plan on moving to Ålesund within the next decade
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    But Really I'm A Mutt

    My father was from Norway. My mother is Mexican American. How I came out with black hair, dark skin, and blue eyes is a mystery! My father was brilliant in many ways. He was the best father a daughter could ask for. Up until he got sick, he could still scoop me up with one arm...
    illwilledanblueeyed illwilledanblueeyed 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    All the Strange Connections

    I am primarily Celt but my Norwegian ancestry is through the Maxwell clan of Scotland who were originally from Norway and given titles and lands in Scotland in times past. I am now learning more about Norway and its people as part of my own ancestral profile.  It came...
    Dragontopia Dragontopia 46-50 2 Responses Jun 22, 2009

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    I am over 90% Norwegian,

    I was born in Norway and I live in Norway. I hate tryhard Norwegian Americans who think they're Norwegians. Quit your stupid quasi-Norwegian "traditions" and go be an American.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jan 15

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    Grew Up Too Fast, And Then Things Get Worse

    Hello there, thank you for your interest..back drop before the events that lead up too my psyche destruction... My mother is a drunk, so is my dad. So I ended up leaving home at a young age to escape from the drunken bs. dropped out out high school so I could work full time and...
    pandora1981 pandora1981 26-30, F Apr 4, 2012

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    Norwegian American

    I'm 100 %, born in Minneapolis and now living in Seattle where there are many of us. I have wanted to visit Norway and am hoping to go there in the Summer of 2012. I have been in contact with a few of the "cousins" and am excited to meet them face to face!
    pugetdiver pugetdiver 51-55, M 3 Responses May 26, 2011

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    My Grandma Is 100%

    She was going to go to Norway and take me with, but it never did happen and she is gone now. One of my goals is to someday visit Norway, never got to do it with my Grandma so I figure that I'd like to go there someday with the woman I love. It would be nice to see my heritage too...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 4 Responses May 17, 2008

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    Oslo Is The Best Place In Norway To Live

    I have moved alot around the west coast of Norway, and the weather is allways so bad! It's allways raining, and I really hate water. Now I have moved to the east, to the capital, and I just love the weather! In the summer is sunny, and the rest of the year it doesn't rain that...
    k1kk1 k1kk1 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2013

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    3 More Months

    i can not wait til November comes! My man dan will be home from afghanistan! He left in May and it has seemed like forever since ive hugged or kissed him. I think he is going to propose when he comes home also!!!!! this is my first deployment and i am suprised at how well i am...
    usmcmissy usmcmissy 18-21, F Aug 16, 2011

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    Marine Corps Ball!!

    yay ladies ! i can not wait! My marine will be home from his deployment in November i have been waiting for him for 7 months and its finally close :) are any ladies on here going to the ball in January in North Carolina?? its my first one and i am SOOOO excited i have already...
    usmcmissy usmcmissy 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    Im Proud.

    Im Proud of who i am.. i am Norwegian from my moms side and Mexican from my dads side..Norway has always held such an awe for me and i cannot wait to visit.ive done much exploration within my family roots and dating them back and finding out where we originated from and our names...
    krazyloki5150 krazyloki5150 22-25 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    Norway

    My mom has always told me, I could walk around Norway and blend in ,no problem,   untill I opened my big mouth.
    kimberley4 kimberley4 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    The Norwegian Constitutional Day!!!

    The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as syttende mai (meaning May Seventeenth), Nasjonaldagen (The National Day) or Grunnlovsdagen (The...
    peanlo peanlo 18-21, F 9 Responses May 16, 2011

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    Proud to Be ...

    My grandmother was, grandfather was British.  Being Scandinavian, even if just through genes, seems fantastic to me. Norway has a world reputation as one of the most progressive and responsible and respected voices of reason in global affairs.  Don't know a lot about...
    gottaBhappy gottaBhappy 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    I hate it when it happens. Although I'm Norwegian, I do think my English is okay, by Norwegian standards. But I tap my fingers too fast on the iPad and then there's the...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    My favourite chocolate is probably Toblerone. I do however also love Snickers, Cuba, Mars and Japp. And I love Norwegian chocolate. Freia and Nidar, make some of the best...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    There is a very well known norwegian song writer who wrote this song in norwegian, and I tried to translate it as good as I could. The song has a special meaning to me and it...
    Themil Themil 18-21, M Aug 23

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    I remember thinking that the famous Mendenhall Glacier looked magnificent, the hues of blue accenting the stark whiteness of the centuries old ice. And I found myself walking...
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    I'm 16, my name is Ken-Áilu by the way, and I'm currently trying to get this out since, well, I feel to let someone know and hopefully not make same mistakes as I did and do...
    Knailu Knailu 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    100km dodentocht (trip of death) - Some of you may be familiair with the dodentocht but for those that are not, let me explain. The dodentocht is basically an international hiking...
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Plus, your one-time, Specific very low fare involves all meals, lodging, and plenty of day or night things to do onboard fit for every type of travelers. Last-minute getaways are...
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