July 6th 1958, the day of my baptism.
Grandma Olga was my godmother, together with my uncle John. My grandpa Benjamin had died only a month previous, of oesophageal cancer.
Here I am with grandma Ragna Josefine and grandpa Johannes, the parents of my father.
Grandpa Benjamin saw me only once. I am told that he put his hands on my head and blessed me.
Grandpa Johannes gave me the love of books, reading and writing.
Grandma Olga and grandma Ragna Josefine both taught me to knit and to crochet and they gave me the love of having a garden.
I picked a bouquet of columbines and visited the grave of grandma Olga and grandpa Benjamin.
Grandma Olga´s garden was filled with columbines. The Norwegian name of columbine is akeleie, and has given my garden its name, Akeleiehagen.