This is a true story, set as a series of reminiscences, about a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco in the early 1900s. The stories center around the author’s mother, “Mama” – whose character is revealed through favorite family stories in an enjoyable way with plenty of good humor.
Mama is shrewd yet completely selfless, has a wonderful grasp of human nature, sees the good in everyone, is quiet yet stubborn, and knows how to get things done in spite of insurmountable odds! Looking through Mama’s eyes at the interesting characters that come into her life is an experience in itself. This is an encouraging book about a remarkable woman who sees life’s possibilities in unique ways.