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My grandmother was born in central Minnesota and when the flu epidemics hit in the 1900’s, both of her parents died. My grandmother and her brothers and sisters were then put into an orphanage because there weren’t any other family members to take the children. When people would come to see my grandmother for possible adoption, my grandmother would either bite them or she would run away.

When Olaf came to the orphanage, my grandmother liked him and said, “Wouldn’t you like to take a nice little girl home.” Olaf said “I would”, and he did. My grandmother spent a week with Olaf and Lydia and she loved being with them, but she needed to return to the orphanage. My grandmother cried and cried when she had to go back. A few days later Olaf and Lydia came back to take her home for good.

Log Home Window

Photo credits: Christopher Bies.

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November 29, 2016

Dream111184

Thank you Generalul2015.

November 29, 2016

Photostock2015

and good article :)

November 29, 2016

Photostock2015

nice pictures :)

November 28, 2016

Dream111184

Glad that you liked the photo Cloverpatch It was a sad story though it made my grandmother a strong woman. There isn't any connection to my family.

November 28, 2016

Cloverpatch

What a sad story about your grandmother, but very glad she found a good home with Olaf and Lydia. Nice photo of the log home and window. Any connection to your family?

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