I saw the movie Walking in the Woods last night, and I was dismayed and sorrowful that Robert Redford produced such a dog of a movie. Even the brilliant acting of Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson couldn’t rescue the terrible screenplay based on Bill Bryson’s delightful book. I’ve read Bryson’s book a couple of times and love his other work as well. I couldn’t believe the way women were treated in the film and how much of the real substance in the book was diluted or left out altogether. Shame!

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  1. I posted a message several days ago, stated that Torje Tjøstolvsen Songe-Solberg was my great-grandfather. Actually, he was my great-great-grandfather, and was from the Tvedestrand area south of Olso. My great-grandfather Tjøstolv Torjesen was the first to come over, in 1848, and settled in Mt. Morris, Waushara County. I believe that it was the land agent in Waupaca who gave us the surname “Thompson.” (Damn! I like Torjesen better!)
    Lawrence Eide, from Viroqua, married one of my mother’s sisters; do you know any Eides? My wife is from Richland Center, her mother’s mother being of Norwegian extraction (Peterson) in the Warrens area.


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