My name is David Jordahl, a 40 year resident of Minnesota. My family, on my mother's side, dates back to 1868, here in Minnesota. Beginning in the Rushford area, in the Norway township, Minnesota.
At the age of 19, I first lived in St Paul, fall of 1978, at the corner of Maryland Avenue East, and Clarence Avenue. After moving to a couple other addresses in St Paul, I began moving west, into Minneapolis. In 1980 to 1982, I moved to live with my father, who was diagnosed with cancer in his brain. After my fathers house sold, I moved back down to the Twin Cities, to Concordia College to become a Director of Christian Education. However, I soon learned I need to recover myself. From what you might ask. My father was a drunk, non recovered, most all of his life. He was also a domestic abuser, as told to me by my mother. Because of being born into a domestic violence and alcoholic family system, I was further traumatized by being sexually molested during my time participating in the Boy Scouts, while attending Junior High School.
The longest residence I kept was 3411 Dupont Avenue South, across the street from the (then) Jewish Synagogue. I was there for 15 years, 1991 to 2006. After a former employer (4 yrs) and I parted ways, I took a chance on focusing on developing my own web design business. However, that proved to be much more difficult than I anticipated, and lost my apartment. There is much more to the story, but suffice it to say, I began a few years of being a live-in remodeler, then in 2009, I was a live-in PCA (personal care attendant) for a man with Muscular Dystrophy. During all the "live-in" experiences I continued to work on my web design business. However, it was my time as a PCA I discovered that developing websites for customers was no longer fun, and no longer of interest.
2018 marked 3 specific numbers (of years) for me and the state of Minnesota.
40 Years – in 1978, I moved my mother and myself out here to Minnesota, from Coronado, California.
60 Years – I was born on Thanksgiving day, 1958, in the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station hospital, Washington. So, my birthday in 2018 marked my 60th birthday.
150 Years – Thanks to my cousin Peggy, I learned that my family on my mother's side came to Minnesota in 1868. My great grandfather Jens Jonson Hangerskjaer Bodsberg help to establish a church when first moving to the Norway Township, near Rushford, MN.