Fly Away Home
A memoir about the ups and downs in life and the back and forth travels of a multicultural family.

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1. EIGERØY 1895-1955
"It’s always been acceptable for people all over the world to sell their belongings, pack up their children and leave their homeland for America. After all, America is the ... " - read more
2. JERSEY GIRL
"In the spring of 1955, Mary Hibbs was only sixteen years old, when one day her younger brother, John, brought a friend home telling them his name was ... " - read more
3. MY MAIDEN VOYAGE
"I was the first-born grandchild on both sides of the family, but I wasn’t alone for very long. Two years after I was born my sister, Mary Lou, came along ... " - read more
4. SuMMEr IN LAWrENCEVILLE
"As for my mother’s side of the family, her parents, grandparents and great grandparents were all born in America. Whenever I asked what nationality my mother’s ... " - read more
5. GIrL MEETS bOYS
"In 1969 Richard Milhous Nixon became the 37th President of the United States and America was involved in a war where an average of 300 American soldiers were dying every ... " - read more
6. GIrL MEETS FATE
"The next day at lunch Ellen told me what she knew about Tony. His family was Italian, he was the youngest, the only Honda 100 motorcycle and although he ... " - read more
7. MY HErO
"The natural attraction between Harry and I made everything easy, I didn’t have to think, I just knew, we were smitten. I felt totally at ease around him. I ... " - read more
8. OFF AND ruNNING
"“Is it time to turn over yet?” I asked desperately, as I felt the oppressive heat only seconds away from smothering me. “Are you kidding? It’s only been ten minutes, we ... " - read more
9. LEArNING TO FALL
"It was as if it never happened, no one mentioned it or asked me how I felt, and the only thing Tony had to say on the subject was, because ... " - read more
10. MICHELE
"Happy is the bride the sun shines on, and on that crisp, clear, autumn day as my father walked me down the aisle, I was truly ... " - read more
11. JErSEY MAMMA
"Sixteen months later I was back in the delivery room, and on 11 January 1979, Michael was born. He came into the world on a Thursday afternoon at 2.55 pm, ... " - read more
12. rOLLING WITH THE puNCHES
"It was the eighties, also known as the Reagan years, the birth of an MTV nation and at the time I had everything I ever wished for. Michele and Michael ... " - read more
13. STArTING OVEr
"Were things really that bad between us? That was the question I asked myself every weekend when Tony picked had to admit life was more peaceful, but afte ... " - read more
14. THE GrEAT ESCApE
"It was a long flight, especially as I spent most of it on the edge of my seat. What was I doing? Anxiety caused my stomach to knot, my throat ... " - read more
15. NO GOING bACK
"As sad as I was to leave Norway, I was happy to be home. A wave of patriotism washed over me as we entered the International Arrivals Hall at ... " - read more
16. FLY AWAY HOME
"It was time to shake it off, put the past behind me and embrace my new life, in my new country. I’d gone back and forth to Norway many times ... " - read more
17. MIxED bLESSINGS
"We could hardly believe our luck. We built the house of our dreams on one of the most idyllic spots on the island. I now had my own little place ... " - read more
18. uNDEr A STONE
"My mother sent me back to Norway with two pieces of motherly advice - gain some weight and tend to your youngest son. It had been ... " - read more
19. LIFE GOES ON
"In September 11, 2001, something terrible happened. I was waiting for Harry to get home so we could call Michele as it was her birthday. She had ... " - read more
20. A WINDOW OpENS
"After living fifteen years in Norway and with only two children left at home, I was starting to feel weary. The boys were both in school and thanks to a ... " - read more
21. DON’T MESS WITH TExAS
"We were barely settled in when the weather service started tracking a Hurricane in the Gulf, named Katrina. All wrapped up in our new lives, we didn’t ... " - read more
22. GOING DuTCH
"Two months before we were due to leave Houston and, I thought, return to Norway, Harry came home and dropped an unwanted surprise. ... " - read more
23. Our rETurN TO EIGErøY
"It will soon be a year since we left Holland and moved back to Norway. Thanks to family and friends our re-entry has been like crossing the finish line after ... " - read more
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"Very touching life story that comes full circle! A great read for anyone who has lived abroad. Couldn't put the..."

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