no cows. Nels, Gustava and Inga also left for America, so it was only Pa, Ma, Carl and me at our house My other sisters lived just a few miles from us and my brother Ingval too. He came every 2 weeks and then my Dad, Ingval and Carl played violins and chello. But then Nels and the others wanted us to come to US - so finely we left mother Norway and came here. Nov. 1907 I have to write a little more about Norway. When Christmas came my dad always helpt ringing in Christ- mas Eve at the church. And my mother and Gustava had our evening meal. Rømmegrøt, Lutfisk, Spare- ribs potatoes and fatigman. Christmas tree was lit and we all went around the tree and sang.