I have told you before, in the Valentine Sweetheart series 2 years ago, and also in connection with the genealogical research I did on the parts of my family which emigrated to the US, about brides in my family wearing traditional Norwegian Bridal Crowns: This is my great grandparents on my fathers paternal side, Nils… Continue reading Norwegian Sunday: Bridal Crowns – Part II, Family Experience
Meet my great-grandparents Nils Olsen Bakke and Helga Oline Severine Bakke (born Seljeset) from Hornindal, Norway: My great-grandfather Nils was born in 1872 and lived until 1954. My great-grandmother Helga was born in 1879 and lived until 1966, almost long enough for me to meet her (I was born in 1970). They were married in… Continue reading A True Victorian Story – Part III
When I'm crafting and creating, I always think of you. Your hands were never idle, even when you were resting. You would embroider or crochet, and both the sewing machine and the loom were in daily use. Maybe I had no patience to sit by your side and learn every trick in the book, but… Continue reading Thank you Grandma!