Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is my Grandfather

Pretty cute isn't he? I can see my cousin John in him. That is
a LOT of hair he's got going on... This picture would have been taken about 1910? He came over from Norway through Ellis Island. Shouldn't he be blonde? Homesteaded in North Dakota - not successfully though he worked at it, the extreme weather did not cooperate. He brought my grandmother over from Norway after he'd been here five years and after he'd built 'a little house'.
I always thought I'd go to Norway. I came close when I was seventeen, but everything changed when my dad got laid off. I'll bet there are some kids now whose dreams are on hold too.

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