What I Found When I Stopped at My Grandmother’s House for a Cup of Tea
On my way home from London for my niece’s birthday party, I stopped in at my grandmother’s house for a cup of tea and did my favourite thing – raided the family albums.
It’s the first time I’ve seen this treasure.
These are my Great Grandparents Jens Anton and Jytte Larsen on their wedding day in Copenhagen, on June 1945 just after the war.
Apparently, my Great Grandmother’s shoes here are made from fish skin. Imagine that!
My Mormor (Grandmother) was born the following year, shortly after their marriage. Great Grandpa Jens recalled an incident in the war when he was beaten up by Boris Becker’s Grandfather, who was part of the German army occupying Copenhagen at the time. Jens was part of the Danish resistance and often smuggled messages, supplies and munitions which makes me fiercely proud. Though he never much liked watching Boris Becker win at the tennis! Jens was buried in 2012 wearing his resistance arm band. He held a big piece of my heart.
My son was born three short months after Jens died. It always makes me a bit sad that Jens just missed out on being a Great Great Grandfather. ~shared by @thecotswoldexplorer