Holly’s Christmas Night

Holly reached out to clutch Christina’s arm as they rode side-by-side in the back seat of her dad’s pickup truck. Christina turned to smile at her and Holly felt happiness warming her from the inside like a mug of hot

Christmas 1901

Here’s a picture from Christmas 1901. Christina found this picture in her Christmas memories collection. Though I remember that Anna got a sweater from Ola and a purse from Baldur, Marit and Knude provided the rest. I wonder where that

Kel and Uda Broke Another Christmas Bulb

Don’t tell Christina, Kel and Uda broke yet another Christmas tree bulb this year. I’m not sure what they were doing to that bulb this time. Last in time they decided to play catch with one of Christina’s Great, great grandmother’s

Lars’ Request

Nicholas walked into Agar’s hut. A ray of sunshine shot through the doorway to give some relief of the recently gloomy place. Agar’s long gray hair waved with a small breeze. His head turned slightly to see who entered then

The Villagers at the Minnesota State Fair

I’ve finally found some time to do a little blogging catch-up. I want to tell you our visitation at the Minnesota State Fair last year. We stood in the Creative Arts Center in hopes to have the opportunity to become

Nils Wins a Trip to the Tree Farm

Christina Halvorson read through the work file on her desk despite the fact she was on vacation for a week during the holidays. A loud argument filtered down to her from the passageway to the attic. A feeling of dread

Eidem Homestead Norwegian Christmas 2014

Here is a video from one of Christina’s cousins from St. Paul. Eidem Homestead held its annual Norwegian Christmas event. The video is on YouTube located at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgieAT3EdpQ.

Alice’s First Day on the Job – November 27th 1942

(Alice Ringstad is the young Santa Keeper during the war years. Her husband now lay in a Washington hospital after the loss of his right leg and will so be home.)  Alice Ringstad sat in the chair next to the

General Thanksgiving

By the PRESIDENT of the United States Of America A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore

Gunda’s Favorite Thanksgiving

Berthina led Gunda and Astrid to the round hole that led to the attic. Holly and Christina’s plan to bring Astrid home and prevent Ian from noticing was successful. She and Gunda stopped and turned to see that Astrid did not follow