When I was a student at the University of Hawaii, I supported myself by working part time as a secretary for Helge Mansson, a psychology professor, who was born and raised in Denmark and received his Ph.D from New York University. He lived in Hawaii from 1966-1976, and then returned to Denmark to teach.
Fifty years after we met, Helge and his wife, Roberta, visited us in our home for lunch today. It was so nice to see them again after an absence of six years. They enjoyed the salmon, pasta salad and green salad I prepared for them. Dessert was coconut cake and coffee.
These are photos of the event. Click on the photos to enlarge them:
I mentioned that I hoped no country would invade North Korea, because I still have relatives living there. Just think of the chaos and bloodshed if such a thing happened.
Helge told us that he and others from around the world had attended a symposium on Creativity in North Korea for eight days in 1990. He said he traveled all over the place and that North Korea was very beautiful and mountainous, which meant there was little land for agriculture.
That discussion led to other topics regarding the need for a president who would promote peace and unity in the USA, and the role of religion around the world. If God is so powerful, why has he not brought peace and love to the world?
Since Helge and Roberta reside in New York City, we discussed “Hamilton,” a popular Broadway musical. Amazingly, they were able to get tickets. It is an interesting story and very touching to watch, something to include in our itinerary should we travel to New York City in the future.
Anyway, the time went by quickly and then it was time to say Good-bye. We hugged our dear friends and wished them Aloha.
‘Til next time, Helge and Roberta!