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The Larsens'

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THOR A. LARSEN

Thor was born in Stavanger, Norway and arrived in NYC in 1948. He was educated in NYC schools including Queens College and Columbia University in physics and EE and awarded an IBM fellowship to RPI for one year in Electro-physics. After graduation, Thor joined IBM in Research and Development, earned 13 US Patents and several Corporate Awards and retired after 37 years.  Subsequently, he was a private consultant for five years with clients in Denmark, US and Canada. After retirement, he focused on non-technical writing for Norwegian-American publications, with special focus on Norwegian literature, art and culture. Thor developed skills in oil painting, graphite drawing and pastel at the Woodstock School of Art. Thor married wife Arlene in 1964 and their favorite hobby has been traveling, especially internationally. They spent time in Northern California and several places in Upstate New York, and had an opportunity to live in Southern England for two years. In addition to many visits to Norway, they have visited most European countries at least once, including a winter visit to Russia in 1976. After retirement, Thor and Arlene have traveled more frequently and further afield. These destinations include China, India, Africa, South America, and the Middle-East.

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ARLENE LARSEN

Arlene was born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and educated in the New York City school system including an Associated Degree from Brooklyn College. After marriage to Thor Larsen,  she studied Education at SUNY New Paltz, receiving a BS in 1977 and MS in 1984. While living in Woodstock, she was a per diem teacher for the Kingston Consolidated School District. Upon moving to Dutchess County, she became a volunteer with the CPS (Child Protection Services) education program for 20 years and taught religious education for 14 years.
Arlene has written for the Van Wyck Gazette and Norwegian-American publications.

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Norwegian Culture

By Thor A. Larsen

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Book Reviews

By Thor A. Larsen

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Broadway Musical Reviews

By Arlene & Thor Larsen

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Travel Articles

By Arlene & Thor Larsen