My ‘Sketches’ are a work in progress that is going to deal with the most memorable events in my life. In order to make myself known to you, I have included a background about my family and of Arne’s, my stepfather’s, family (in the Prologue). Of course my mother and her parents (and even her grand-mother) are introduced at some length — in Chapter One. And the story goes on about my youth, moving from one country to another, and from one era to another in my long life.