Monday, September 14, 2009

Mamma's Girlfriends, Circa 1939

Okay, I tried, but I couldn't up the quality of this photocopy of a 70 year-old picture much more than this! This is either my mother's girl scout troop or her class in the Young Women's organization in LDS church in Oslo, Norway.

My mom is second from the right on the top row. Her younger sister, my Tante Lillemor, is the fourth from the right on the top row. Third from the left on the top row is their friend Astrid who now lives in Washington State and who kindly passed along the copy of this photo to my brother this summer.

I'm guessing this was taken somewhere around 1939, which would make her about 14 years old. It was the same year Nazi Germany invaded her country. Thursday, September 17th, is Mom's birthday. She would have been 84 this year. Still miss you, Mom!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Here is my favorite pin-up - little Fred Evensen, my great-nephew. His grandfather explains that he's not really smiling - he's not old enough to do that yet - but it looks like a pretty good imitation to me! You go, Fred!