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Miss Ella was a Dane, a Viking

Miss Ella was a Dane, a Viking

My dad was born in Asheboro, NC in 1935 and was the first and only in his family to get an education. He loves books, gave them to me as gifts all my life, and dreamt of publishing a book of his own someday. I helped him make that dream come true with Miss Ella was a Dane, a Viking. He tells the story of caring for Miss Ella, his mother-in-law (my maternal grandmother) during the last two years of her life, when she was lost to Alzheimer’s.

That’s her on the cover, as she dressed for work as a baby nurse. The guy on the back cover is my dad, the women are my mom, my maternal great-grandma and grandma, from left to right, and the baby in the middle is me.