Above picture: Parker Family Homestead. Flathead Valley, Montana. The Samuel Parker family, descendants of John Knox, the Presbyterian minister of Wales, immigrated to America in the early 1800's. Initially, they found occupation in Iowa. By the mid 1800's, his son Henry Parker wished for more of the American dream of owning property, and the opportunity… Continue reading The history of our Raspberry Jam
In the Old Country, coffee was not easy to afford and was often unavailable for purchase. To many folks who had left Europe’s hopeless economics for a chance of a better life in America, a hot cup of coffee at the crack of dawn (made from grounds that weren’t used yesterday and the day before… Continue reading Coffee is in our blood! Grandpa Pedersen’s Story.
Marie Mekkelsen was born into a poor family of 11, in Lander, Denmark in 1888. At the young age of 9, she was hired out as a housekeeper. At age 15 she cleaned for a lawyer’s family. One-half year’s wages paid enough for her to buy a pair of shoes. In the year 1906, 18… Continue reading Our Aebleskiver Story