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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.