Friday, 31 August 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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
Saturday, 7 January 2012
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
Monday, 2 January 2012
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).
PS. This is the grandmother who owned the Silver bell that we showed in the Advent calendar