|Løken Farm today. My ggg-grandmother, Ellen Hansen Christopherson|
was born and raised here.
|Bryn Farm. My ggggggg-grandfather (yes, 7 greats) moved from Stokker Farm|
to Bryn Farm. Four generations later, the line moved to Burud Farm.
|Houses on Burud Farm (above and below). Three generations lived on Burud.|
|Part of Burud today is a golf course.|
|Jordbaerhaugen Farm where my gg-grandparents, Jonette Kristoffersdatter and|
Olaus Kristensen, lived.
|Bye Farm. Several generations on my grandmother's mother's line lived here.|
|The altar in Tanum Church (built circa 1200).|
|The baptismal font in Haslum Church (built |
about 800 years ago).
For lunch, we went over to another cousin's home -- my father's cousin to be exact. Several other relatives joined us, and we ate a lovely typical Scandinavian display of cold foods. Later, when we had coffee, my father's cousin gave me a very thoughtful and wonderful gift. She had been given a silver necklace with a cross pendant after my great-grandmother's death. and she decided to pass it on to me. Wow. I was rather emotional at the unexpected gift. I have been wearing it quite often, and I was told it was something my g-grandmother Jørgine liked to wear often. It was probably a gift from my g-grandfather Thomas. Anyway, we had a wonderful time, and after all that food, we went to our next stop for dinner at the house of some old Italian-Norwegian friends. Of course, they made a wonderful pizza I was barely able to eat because I was so full from my previous event.
This marked the last day in Baerum. The next day, we were to take a trip to Western Norway. So stay tuned for those pictures and stories coming up soon!