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Feeling welcomed and at home in Hjelle

By Megan Hjelle, Miss Norway of Greater New York, 2009 I stood there recollecting the 23 years I spent dreading the moment someone would try to pronounce my last name – “Helly?”; “Ha-Jelly?”; “Hell?” – And there, on an old farm’s crumbling foundation atop an otherwise nameless hill in Ulnes, I stood in the very …

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