This week’s garden bouquet is a colorful & joyful one.
I combined a bit of this and that what is blooming right now.
In Finland high school / college graduates get their white student cap after the examination.
Four years ago we celebrated the graduation party of my granddaughter Helmi,
last Saturday it was her brother Hannes’ turn. The tall & handsome grandson will have
a year off because he has to think what he wants to study. In these four years Helmi finished
her phsychology studies in Aberdeeen. My congratulations to both of them!
The celebration took place this time too at Fanjunkars Cottage in Siuntio. The totally rebuilt cottage
is historically important as one of our most important writers, Aleksis Kivi
lived here between 1864 - 1871. His landlady was Miss Charlotta Lönnqvist who offered
home and creating peace for this poor writer. Those years at Fanjunkars were the most productive
in Kivi's life. He wrote there also his famous novel Seven Brothers.
In the cottage there is a museum room showing portraits and the desk of Kivi.
I said before that the cottage was totally rebuilt. The reason is that after the war it remained
in the area that had to be rented to the Soviet Union. Sadly under those years the cottage
got ruined, only the stone foundation was left. The idea to rebuild Fanjunkars Cottage
lived for long and gladly finally in 2003 the construction could be started.
Three years later this pretty culture house was ready.
This kind of mobile decorations made of straw are traditional
Christmas decorations in Finland, even today.
Hannes with his mother Elli, my sweet daughter-in-law and some guests.
It was a gorgeous sunny day and we enjoyed the party very much. I am not in the photos,
but here one of Hannes’ pretty little cousins.
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