110 Photos - Apr 29, 2015
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Fred and 2nd cousin Kari (Johannessen) Koch, me, their grand daughter, Kjersti, and Phoebe my daughter.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: In 2000 Julane, Phoebe and I traveled to Norway to visit my relatives and tour around. We attended a "Stenersen family reunion" during our stay in Risor with Ingvar and Anlaug Stenersen. Ingvar and I share a paternal great grandfather. His grandfather was brother to my paternal grandmother and two sisters who emigrated to NY in the early 20th century. All the folks in this photo are my cousins.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Anlaug is standing on the slipway where my great grandfather used to build 400 ton wooden square rigged ships.Photo: One of the ships built by John Stenersen, who was one of my great grandfathers. His daughter was my paternal grandmother.Photo: The cove where the new ships would be floatedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Terje Ostrem's family luncheon in SaudaPhoto: Our second Cousin Terje Ostrem introduced us to some of his/our relatives on our last day in Sauda before we moved on to other parts of Norway.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: She wore her bunad whenever she felt like wearing it.Photo: The bunad I purchased at Husflid in Oslo had pleats enabling my daughter to wear it from age 3 to 6 years of age.