What in the world does this picture have to do with my Ancestors coming to America? Read on to find out!
|This is a great book and online at Amazon for less than 10.00 (used), Study the culture of the people and you will know their story in due time.|
In it's tsunami wake, it delivered a lot of sushi and people to the beaches of Europe, specifically Norway where Edvar Munck immortalized the traumatizing event by later documenting a painting called the Scream which prior to putting this down on canvas, haunted him for 10 years. These links discuss the 2012 analyzation of why and when he painted the picture.
I'd like to leave you with this poem that my, now 91 year old mother wrote on a rainy day during her life. Right before my brother and father suddenly passed away, I went to visit them for a week. I wanted to do something creative to save her poems. I told her I wanted to help her write a book of her life through poems and stories. We went around the house and looked through old purses, hat boxes from the 40s, jewelry boxes and found lots of poems written on little pieces of paper. This book served as a healing tool when Daddy passed away. Women's clubs invited her to poetry readings and it got her mind off of her grief of losing the love of her life and best friend for 60 years. The one that touched my heart the most was, "How would you be remembered?" which we used as the dedication page.