Petersburg Listening Project
Tora Thynes was born in Norway and emigrated to the U.S. as a young girl, sponsored by her aunt. In this interview, she tells Heidi Lee about life in Norway during the German Occupation of WW II, and watching warships from both sides of the conflict come into the fjord near her village. She also tells about fishing in Petersburg with her husband Pete on the sailboat/troller he named after her and about her many trips to Norway with her family.
How often does one get to ask a loved one, “What was the happiest moment of your life?” or “What are you most proud of?” or “How do you want to be remembered?” Occasions rarely arise for shared reflection in everyday life. The Petersburg Public Library’s Listening Project is recording these meaningful conversations and ensuring that personal stories live on for generations to come in our community. Click for more.