Hunger and Desperation

Hunger and Desperation

While touring Oslo, I visited Norway’s National Museum of Art several times. “The Scream” and other paintings by Edvard Munch have their own room on the 2nd floor. The first time at the gallery the above painting grabbed my attention and my imagination. Not sure which artist painted this nor do I know the time […]

Our Tuesday Morning

Our Tuesday Morning

So, after reading Revelations once again, I asked wife Bente what she wanted to do. She said, “Well, it is Tuesday, you know.” “Oh, yeah. Taco Tuesday. Should we go together or do you want me to pick up a few and bring them home?” “Let’s read Leviticus and then I’ll decide, depends on how I feel.” […]

Letter from Norway–1911

Letter from Norway–1911

(This letter to my Grandpa Ole Larson was written by Thomas, a neighbor or relative. Grandpa’s mother is alone now and suffers depression and loneliness because her husband, my Great Grandpa Lars Peder Aarak, died recently. Sent mid-January, a time when there was not as much work on farms in Norway and in Wisconsin.) ================ […]

The Ole Larson Farm

The Ole Larson Farm

The farm of Ole Larson in the letter below was located 10 miles northeast of Amery, WI. This photo shows either Grandpa Ole or Uncle Lawrence taking a break from plowing. Notice the chickens scrounging for worms in the newly turned soil, and in the background, the house that sheltered the 10 Larson family members. […]