|Mom(oma) and Grandpa Hanson|
were both immigrants from Norway, who met and married in the US. Mother's siblings were Conwall, Sigurd, Alphild, Raymond, Violet, Laura and Glen.
|Emma Sophia Hanson at three.|
|Emma and her mother.|
|Mom at 14. First Confirmation|
|Emma at 16|
My grandmother died of bronchitis, when mother was 16. She quit school to take care of her father's house. So she never finished high school.
Grandpa Hanson seldom lost his temper. But he had a dark side. When he got fed up with someone he never forgave them. So for example, their neighbor was a gossip and grandpa got very angry with her and never spoke to her again for over 25 years. That is one way to hold a grudge.