Live Well: The Letters of Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen

Live Well: The Letters of Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen

by Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen, Kristie Nelson-Neuhaus, Theresse Nelson Lundby
     
 
Live Well tells the story of Norwegian immigrant Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen and her family as they homestead on the North Dakota prairie. Spanning the years 1892 to 1923, this series of letters to her parents provides a colorful, firsthand view of pioneer life.

Sigrid had an eye for telling detail. She enjoyed finding just the right word to explain life in

Overview

Live Well tells the story of Norwegian immigrant Sigrid Gjeldaker Lillehaugen and her family as they homestead on the North Dakota prairie. Spanning the years 1892 to 1923, this series of letters to her parents provides a colorful, firsthand view of pioneer life.

Sigrid had an eye for telling detail. She enjoyed finding just the right word to explain life in America, often with a touch of humor. Sigrid frequently wrote about her children's education, knowing how much it meant to her father, a renowned teacher in l, Hallingdal. She also wrote of difficult times:

Yesterday, November 1, our dear, dear Lars was buried. Oh, but if we could have had you here the last days of his life. We talked about you often as I sat by his bed, and it is always my comfort when I know you have me and mine included in your prayers.

Through it all, Sigrid bids her family "live well." Sigrid did indeed live well-and it is our fortune to have her record of the journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929636306
Publisher:
Syren Book Company
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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