Jennifer Lea BjornX

Born: February 20, 1969

Location: Calumet, Michigan

My name is Jennifer Lea Bjorn. I was born on February 20, 1969 in Calumet, Michigan and was raised in a family of twenty-two. My favorite things to do as a kid were go to our camp in Bootjack, and go to Minnesota in the summer. On hot days we would go to our camp to cool off. We would swim and roast hotdogs on the fire. Mostly we just went for the day, but we really enjoyed sleeping there. Then in Minnesota we went shopping, to the fair, and swimming. When we went, we stayed at our cousins’ house and they had kids our age so we got to play with them. As I got older I started playing basketball, then played in band and loved them both. In band we got to go to some of the sports games. Later I got a job in Minnesota de-tassling corn. In high school I fell in love with Eric Bjorn. He went to college in Minnesota, but I got to visit a lot. When I was 19 and he was 21 we got married and lived in Ahmeek right next to Eric’s mom and dad. We only lived there until our house was built. We had our first four kids in that house, then when we moved we had eight more kids. Our youngest is three. We basically have the same traditions as when I was a kid.

Contributed by: Lea Bjorn, CLK Elementary