Thursday, December 11, 2008
Three maiden ladies of Norwegian ancestry moved in next door to my parents when I was a little girl. They were great fun. They gave me several heirlooms, probably not of significant monetary value, when they got old. This is one of them. It seems to be very old, maybe it belonged to their parents or grandparents. It is made of paper. I think this year when I get it out, I will put it in an acid-free envelope meant for photographs.
What the significance of this, I am not sure. Was it meant to be given like a Christmas Card or was it designed to be placed on the branches of the Christmas tree. Maybe someone can tell me?
Helga, Astrid and Mary Louise Elstad will live on because I remember them, their passion for making Christmas cookies and for watching soap operas.
I wonder where they are buried?