Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday --Wedding of Joergine and Thomas Haugen

My great-grandparents' wedding day, November 10, 1907.  Joergine (Ludvigsdatter) and Thomas Haugen were both 18 years old and stayed married for 61 years.  They were from the Fredrikstad area of Norway.

My great-grandmother wrote: ...I was not old when I stood before the altar. We were both young when we promised our God to remain true to each other for the rest of our lives.  God, I want to thank you for the children you gave us. There is nothing we love more in this world. And thank you that they are kind and have a good life, which is what makes me very, very happy... (translated from Norwegian)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful wedding portrait and very loving words from your great-grandmother!