As all of you know, the Everson family can trace its roots back to Norway and the rest of Skandinavia. Also, as many of you know, my branch of it was blessed for the opportunity to LIVE in Norway for several years in the 1970’s. Although we were based outside of the United States for the first decade plus of my life, my happiest moments were always returning to the farm in Atwater.
Due to the extended periods of separation, people had to get creative to stay connected. Long before the advent of Zoom meetings, cell phones, or the internet, folks would grapple with technology to stay in touch. It is difficult for me not to chuckle at how far we’ve come from Barbera’s Cupboard of Introverts to the 24/7 attachment we have to our social media now, but this may be a fun look back for those of you who have never had to use a rotary phone.
The following is an example of such. This audio recording has been transfered from a cassette tape that was recorded over the course of 1978, from new years day to Christmas, and it features voices we have not heard for many years. The expression of love and the eagerness for coming together after prolonged absence, especially in the Christmas season was something that we all can relate to here again in 2020.
This tape was mailed to my mother in Stavanger where we listened to it and made our own to send back. I invite you to share these memories with me and to think fondly of each other and of those who have come and gone before us.
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, prosperous, and free 2021. This too shall pass, and I can’t wait to see you all again on the other side of it.
The Cast (in order of appearance)
Grandma Elsie Everson
Grandpa Alexander Everson
and featuring, Hildur, Oliver, Christopher, and the Danielsons from Manannah
Thanks for listening!!! I hope you had half as much fun hearing this recording as i did discovering and transposing it.
My love to all of you, this Christmas and always.