David and Lisa Samuelson Family - Minneapolis, MN
David samuelson was born 4-17-60 in St. Paul, MN of Connie Northup
and adopted by Charles and Idella Samuelson on 5-16-60 of Thief River Falls, MN through
Lutheran Social Services. Charles (b.2-10-27) grew up on a farm 5 miles west of Crookston, MN,
and Idella (b.9-17-28) grew up on a farm 2 1/2 miles south east of Plummer, MN. Dad is 100%
Swede and mom is 100% Norwegian. We've had some lively Lutefisk dinners with the Swedes and
Norwegians defaming each other. Mom and dad got to know each other on the bus to and from
Moorhead State Teachers College (now MSU), in the dining hall, and at the Lutheran Students
Association weekly meetings in 1947. They were both teachers by trade, except Mom stayed home
to raise us while we were young.
David left TRF for Fargo, ND and attended NDSU for
Architecture from 1980 to 1986. A 5 year program took an
extra year with all of the socializing required in those
days. In 1984 David asked Lisa (b.6-7-64) to dance while at Mick's
South in Moorhead and they have been dancing since then. The
wedding was the same day as graduation (5-24-86), because all the
relatives were in town that day anyway. Two weeks later we
were in California with Lisa in the Occupational Therapy
Graduate program at Loma Linda University and David as an
Intern Architect. We were Catholic and Lutheran surrounded
by Seventh Day Adventists. It was an interesting experience.
We attended a few of the meetings to get an overview and
made some good friends. We even went vegetarian for 6 months
until we couldn't take it anymore. We were skinny, healthy,
and bored to tears with eating. Lisa developed chronic
sinusitus from the smog and the dry air so we moved back to
God's country in 1990. The last seven years David had been a
corporate representative, hiring and managing architecture
and construction for restaurants and hotels. 70 hour work
weeks and hotel rooms drained the life out of him, and he
finally saw the light in January 1999. Life has been good working
out of the basement selling construction services for commissions.
David is a licensed Architect in Minnesota since 9-22-93. Lisa
gave up Pediatric Occupational Therapy (Registered 8-18-88) to raise
the family, and has 5 more years of that until her next career. The
family is active in Bethlehem Lutheran
Church on 41st and Lyndale in South Minneapolis.
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