Friday, October 5, 2012


The second paragraph of the first chapter of the third Kristen Lavransdatter book and there it was, another mention of the Skjenne farm. How cool is that!

"She had thought upon this ever since the winter. At Skjenne it was the use from of old for the wife herself to pass the summer at the out-farm, for once a daughter of that house had been carried off by the moutain folk, and afterwards naught would serve the mother but she must herself lie on the mountain every summer. But in so many things they had their own ways down at Skjenne - and folk in the parish were used to this and thought it was but as it should be."

Later in the day Mom came by so we could go to Upper Canada Village. It seems that at our last visit we had missed a video with an actress representing Catherine Fetterly Harkness, my great, great, something or other grandmother. As a girl she had watched the Battle of Chrysler Farm from the basement cellar. The video was perhaps 10 minutes, and featured her (not really her of course) recollecting the experience. It was really well done, and I'll have to say that it was pretty cool.

So that was my day in a nutshell. Relatively (pun intended) cool!