Hej, har du nogen danske venner?
Interesting, the number of Americans with Danish (or other western Scandinavian) blood. In eastern and north-eastern England we have what was 'Danelaw' English, a mixture of Anglian and Danish. Much of my Dad's side is from former Danelaw areas as well as 'West Norse' (nowadays Norwegian) from around the Lake District area where the Lancaster family originated. They migrated within England to East Anglia, from where my great-grandad and his father went (taken on at a hiring fair) to work in the ironstone mines in the Cleveland area of North Yorkshire. My great grandad married a farmer's daughter from near Stokesley who inherited her dad's farm and got back into farming that way (he and his dad had been farm labourers from near Kings Lynn).
Joseph Balcombe was a Sussex lad from a family of lighthouse keepers near St Leonards. He ran away to join the cavalry, served with the Hussars and rode as part of Queen Victoria's escort. When he left the army he moved to Leeds and married a local lass. More Danish blood (listen to a 'Leeds Loiner' talking, it's close to Danish pronunciation). His elder daughter May Audrey was a district nurse when she met Alfred Stanley Lancaster as his mother's tenant in Church Cottage, West Rounton near Northallerton. They moved around Yorkshire where he was farm manager before the Depression forced him into leaving farming for industry on Teesside.
Dad was in the Royal Engineers (originally in the Green Howards) when he met Ma in Klagenfurt, southern Austria after campaigning from Egypt via Sicily and Italy, chasing the Germans. She was local, with forebears who originated in Saxony, Moravia (now Czech Republic), Slovenia and Hungary.
What a mixture! I feel more at home in Yorkshire though, I just live down here in 'the Smoke'.