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Friday, 31 August 2012

Closing down

There will be no more updates to this blog.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Picture from 1918



Here's a picture from the fields on a little island outside Bergen, Norway. I wish I knew more about the story behind it. The picture is probably from 1918 and the only persons I know are my grandfather in the middle of the picture, my grandmother (in the white dress on the right) and their two little daughters also dressed in white (in front, on the right). (Eventually they also had two more daughters). They lived in Bergen, but spent the summer holidays in the countryside. 

I'm a bit curious about the woman with the rake and the traditional costume. I don't think they normally used the traditional costume when working on the fields...  

They all look very "giggly". It's probably because of something my grandfather said; he was a very jovial person. Even my grandmother that normally looked very serious in pictures was smiling.

My grandparents died in 1971 and all four of their daughters are also dead now. I was lucky enough to get to spend lots of time with my grandparents in the countryside every summer all through my childhood so I have lots of wonderful memories


Regards Storesøster.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

More wedding pictures

On the 2nd January I showed you a wedding picture of a couple from 1913. Today I have received (from Mimregubben) wedding pictures of their three sons. They all married in Bergen, Norway.


This couple got married in the 1940s


This couple also got married in the 1940s


The last couple got married in the early 1950s

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A gift from 1938



This beautiful, little bowl belonged to the couple in the wedding picture in the last post. It was a gift to their 25-years wedding anniversary in 1938.
 

Monday, 2 January 2012

Wedding picture

 
 
This is my grandparent's wedding picture. They got married in Bergen, Norway 29th March 1913 (almost 100 years ago...) My grandfather died in a German concentration camp in 1942 at the age of 52. My grandmother died in 1977 at the age of 84. They had 5 children and 11 grandchildren (and 9 are still alive).
 
Regards Mimregubben.
 
 
PS. This is the grandmother who owned the Silver bell that we showed in the Advent calendar