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Photos 1954–1959


Arvid Andersson in 1954

[Arvid Andersson with his bicycle, to the 
right you can see my mother bent over to fix my 
shoestrings in 1954.]
© Photo Hugo Andersson 1954, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

The photo above shows Arvid Andersson taking a rest in his pedaling on his way home. Arvid is having a small talk with his daughter Greta, who is bent over to fix my shoes, to the right in the photo. The photo was taken outdoors our house in 1954.

Greta Andersson as a farmer in 1954

[From the left: Our dog Sessan, Conny Andersson, Greta Andersson 
and the cow Julia in 1954.]
© Photo Hugo Andersson 1954, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

This photo shows my mother as she milks the cow Julia, in June 1954. The cow is anxious, because of biting midges. To the left in the photo you can see me 4 years old, and our dog. The dog Sessan was a co-worker, to look after our livestock. We had 5 cows, 2–4 calves and 2 horses. We also had some pigs and hens.

In 1972 my father was forced to sell out our cows, since severe rationalizations in the distribution of milk were about to take place. All the dairies that handled small quantities of milk were closed down.

Hugo Andersson as a plowman in 1954

[My father Hugo 
Andersson, with our two horses Prins and Bläsen in 1954.]
© Photo (with self-timer) Hugo Andersson 1954, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

My father as a plowman with our two horses Prins and Bläsen. All three are taking a pause in their hard physical work. In 1954, my father was 46 years old.

Hugo Andersson as a farmer in 1954

[My father sows the 
Bengtsson's field in 1954.]
© Photo (with self-timer) Hugo Andersson 1954, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

My father as a farmer and a sower at the Bengtsson's field, in May 1954. I was 4 years old when my father took this photo. The horse my father used to drag the sowing machine, that day in 1954, was Bläsen. The two horses had their stable in the building with the white roof, at the old Bengtsson's farm. In the wintertime the horses had two young cows as company, and to keep the stable warm and comfortable.

My father's journeys to the dairy

[Hugo Andersson on his way 
home from the dairy in 1954.]
© Photo (with self-timer) Hugo Andersson 1954, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

In this photo Hugo Andersson is on his way back home from one of his journeys to the dairy. Probably, he brought some firm cheese and butter with him back from the dairy. Between the forefeet of the horse Prins, one can see our dog Sessan. I do not know how my father managed to take this action photo with the self-timer on his camera, but he did.

[Conny Andersson on his way 
home from the dairy in 1955.]
© Photo (with self-timer) Hugo Andersson 1955, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

Conny Andersson five years old with the horse Prins just before Christmas in 1955. We are bringing the wagon back home from the dairy. Of course, my father was acting as a supervisor.

Margit and Nils Pettersson in 1955

[Greta and Conny Andersson, Nils and Margit Pettersson in our kitchen 
at Christmas in 1955.]
© Photo Hugo Andersson 1955, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

This photo shows my mother Greta Andersson, Conny Andersson, Nils Pettersson and Margit Pettersson at Christmas in 1955. My mother was 45, I was 5, Nils was 36 and Margit was 37 years old, when my father took this photo. The photo was taken in our kitchen. As I wrote earlier, Margit and Nils Pettersson were my bonus parents. Margit was born on February 12, 1918. Nils was born on November 21, 1919. I have kept the gift they gave me that Christmas. It was a Silva compass.

Arvid Andersson at his 75th birthday on August 31, 1959

[Arvid Andersson, 
with the Andersson family, at his 75th birthday in 1959.]
© Photo Hugo Andersson 1959, digitized by Conny Andersson 2006

Arvid Andersson was born on August 31, 1884. This photo shows him at his 75th birthday in 1959. The people in this photo are from the left Greta Andersson, Birgit Andersson, Amanda Andersson, Sven Andersson with his hands on his parents shoulders, Arvid Andersson, Conny Andersson and Tommy Andersson. The youngest kid, in braces and with his hands in his pockets, is Gunnar Andersson. Tommy and Gunnar are the children of Birgit and Sven.

Behind Amanda's head, one can see a glimpse of the photo my father took at her 70th birthday in 1953. Both photos were taken in the same room, in Arvid's and Amanda's beautiful farmhouse. That room had one of the two tiled stoves in their house.


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