No special occasion here, just a pretty spoon. Värmland is a county in west central Sweden, smack dab between Oslo and Stockholm. It is the birthplace of Selma Louisa Lagerlöf, the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, and it shares a border with Västmanland, the ancestral home of my people. The […]
On this day in 1926, Bertha Knight Landes became the first woman mayor of the city of Seattle, as well as the first woman mayor of a major American city.