I would guess Mr. Piggy just came out of the scalding kettle.
Now they take a swallow of brew and start scraping him.
L.E. on 26th February 2016 @ 7:32am
Denmark was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this image. These folks look like my grand mothers generation, born in the Late 1800's. The dress and thatched roof and house in white, I bet the door was a dark green, make me think this would be on the island of Zealand (Copenhagen)…
Steffen on 26th February 2016 @ 7:41am
This farm stead might date from the 1600's. Look at how the double door has settled…
Steffen on 26th February 2016 @ 7:44am
Beer:30? This could be breakfast...
Steffen on 26th February 2016 @ 7:53am
This is my family (Ed was a gg uncle) his parents were from Denmark but all the children were born here. I don't remember any stories of family going to Denmark to visit- I will have to check my research! Thanks for sharing.
Rachell on 26th February 2016 @ 3:41pm
Rachel....the Wonsyld name was also featured in photo
L.E. on 28th February 2016 @ 5:00pm
Thanks! i'm so excited about all of these photos!
rachell on 2nd March 2016 @ 7:06pm
Ed Wonsyld's father Jen's came to Minnesota from Denmark. He was widowed twice and left with 3 young children. The youngest adopted by another Danish couple living in their community. they took the boy (William) back to Denmark where he was raised. He did reconnect with his father and siblings in the 50's and made a trip to Oregon and Washington where the Wonsyld family had migrated. I am wondering if this is a photo shared by him? As far as I am aware no family traveled to Denmark in those days. I can say the man on the Left looks very much like my grandpa Leonard Wonsyld.
rachell on 2nd March 2016 @ 7:29pm
Rachel, Uncle Ed Wonsyld did in fact go to Denmark to visit the family in the early 1950's. I believe he is standing in the center of the picture. Jane Herman in Mosier knows lots..she's Shelly Wonsylds Mom. Ole and Bentae Jorgenson can tell you about Uncle Ed's visit to Denmark via family documentation and Also Ole's brother Erik Snedder AKA 'Erik The Viking'. One of the male relatives came here to visit in the late 40's early 50's....Erik has his hand written journal of his trip down hwy 101 from Washington cost to San Diego! We need to get Erik and his family's Facebook or email...I had it..lost it when I switched email carriers! Erik and I have talked on the phone for hours and he has Skyped dozens of times with Seth and his family. Erik has so much info! We need Erik ASAP! He speaks 7 languages and is great at tracking down info on the web!
Beverly Wonsyld Garner on 4th March 2016 @ 1:51am
The picture is from Williams farm in North Zealand in Denmark. Taken 1945 or so. It is William standing on the left. The man in the middle is definitely not Edward and the man on the right is obviously the butcher.
William bought the farm in 1923 and owned it until 1960 when he retired and bought a house nearby.
My mother and her younger sister was born on the farm. I and my two brothers are also born there.
Last time I visited the farm was in 2011 along with Terri and John when they visited us here in Denmark. The buildings were then almost only ruins, how sad.
The double door was red. I think that the farm was built around the 1850th
Ole Jørgensen on 6th March 2016 @ 7:57am
I remember Don telling me that when William came to the US to visit he was astounded that everyone in the family had a car. He thought that life was too busy here and we had too many toys and were very wasteful. I think he was very thankful to get back to Denmark and his farm.
Ed and his sister Nellie did go to visit William and family in Denmark.
Jane Wheeler Wonsyld Herman on 13th March 2016 @ 2:36pm