A copy of Greetings from Fyresdal, Norway, Moland IP: 126.96.36.199 Posted on February 20, 2008 at 05:57:17 AM by Torleiv O Veum
Webmaster's note: This is a copy of an email received February 17, 2008
Dear Lloyd Gunderson and other officers of Concordia Lutheran Church in Moland Glyndon.
My wife Tone and me are so thankful to your Association President Lloyd Gunderson and others for the hospitality we experienced while visiting your church and cemetery last September.
Thanks to Holly Batton whom organized the whole thing and made the contact to you.
Being a real "Fyresdoel" it was strange and great to recognize lots of names from Fyresdal. I am realizing the whole started by my great-great-grandfather Bendik Gunnarson Geitestad, his brother Olav Thortvedt, their families and other emigrants from our part of Norway, Western Telemark.
I am going to give a talk and show pictures of our experiences in Minnesota, and particularly of your church and the Thortvedt farm, in Fyresdal historical association soon.
I am sure people in Fyresdal will be very interested to see and hear about your society in the Moorhead-Fargo area.
I am enclosing some picture of Moland kyrkje (church) a sunny February day.