Straight From Copenhagen, In This Family We Do Love

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A few years back, there was a house full of Danish university students across the street from us.  They had come from Copenhagen to spend a semester going to school. There were 7 of them!


And when their families came to visit, we made a party everywhere we went!  These kids were smart, good looking and super energetic.  They made the very most of the time they had here in La Jolla, Ca.


They bought a couple of old convertibles, surf boards and wetsuits.  They learned to surf!  They celebrated and dressed up for Halloween for the first time.  And as with everything they tried, they gave it 100% enthusiasm.



They travelled with us to Utah for Thanksgiving.  For them, it was the first time they celebrated an American Thanksgiving.  So Turkey and skiing were on the list of must do’s!


Many of these students had younger siblings back home in Denmark.  What was absolutely remarkable about all of them was how much time and attention they gave to my son, who at the time was 10 years old.  They included him on trips to the Burger Lounge, and for tacos on Taco Tuesdays.  Should I dare mention that they even taught him how to play Sprite Pong?


We have kept in touch since they left before Christmas 2013.  We were able to visit them in Copenhagen on Spring break and a few of them have returned here for vacations.

Copenhagen Spring 2015

Just recently, we shared an evening here at home with Albert, his lovely girlfriend, and his family.  They were vacationing here in the States and included us in the last days of their vacation.  Once again, we gathered with good food and wine, lots of laughter and most importantly, an abundance of love.


It is wonderful to watch these “kids” growing up.  At the time they were here, they reminded me of how important it was to never give up that 20 something girl inside of me.  They forever will be my Danish kids!



La Zingara is an Italian Gypsy Woman, one whose Spirit yearns for a connectedness to the World around her!  That’s me!!!

2 Responses


    HOW FANTASTIC that YOU got to EXPERIENCE THEM as well as they had YOU!Plus, the fact YOU ALL have STAYED in TOUCH!!!!!!!It MUST BE YOU ZINGARA…….It MUST BE YOU!You are the BOND that keeps ALL TOGETHER!!!!!!
    Perhaps it’s the MOTHER in YOU or just your warm caring personality!

    • 93zingara

      These kids showed up at a time when we were transitioning from a move back to California from Las Vegas, NV. There was magic in the air at this time. They needed me and I needed them. What great memories we all made! Thank you dear Contessa, for always sharing your kindness with me!

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