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Meet our Relatives - Einarson Branch Pauline Evelyn EINARSON Christopherson

Pauline Evelyn EINARSON Christopherson, daughter of Gudbrandur Einarson and Mary Sigvaldson, Mother of Robert, Ronald, Carol and Roy Christopherson.

Pauline was born 19 Oct 1919 at Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada. Her mother was Mary Sigvaldason/Sigvaldson. Mary's father was Arni Sigvaldson from Lake Benton, Minnesota. Pauline's older brother Henry by 1 year and 1 month, a younger brother, Lloyd (Passed on), and youngest sister, Living Enns, who created 40 pages of Einarson genealogy, and lives in Canada, married to Living Enns. All lived on the farms in Manitoba during the 1920's and 30's. Soffia, Pauline's grandmother helped raise all four children after Mary passed away at a young age.

School
Pauline attended Frey school. Pauline continued her schooling through grade eleven at the little one room schoolhouse a mile from the farm. One year she took on the job of going early (walking) to light the fire in a big pot-bellied stove at the back of the classroom during the winter months so that it would be warm for the teacher and pupils when they arrived. Not an easy task for $8 a month, especially when the stove was sometimes hard to get lit on a bitterly cold morning. From her Memorial card. While Pauline did well in English, she received a C in French. Her children had no idea she even took French.

WWII
Roy has a resignation letter from Pauline's WWII employer (yes she served in her way during that period), most likely while Ted was serving in Texas, Illinois, then Australia, then departing for the Pacifics, and Luzon. According to Ray Conlisk, Ted probably landed at Clark Airfield there. Roy researched the resignation letter and plant photo. There were two. Pauline worked at one related to making fuses. Now consider that one plant at the time was Top Secret and any mistakes and "the whole factory could explode".

Defence Industries Limited
Pauline Einarson "MAY" have worked as an Office Employee in Transcona, Manitoba, Canada (Trying to find a resignation letter-Found it!).
Defence Industries Limited during the 1920s diversified into paint and varnish, coated fabrics and plastics, and in 1927 they changed their name to Canadian Industries Limited. Later that year they re-opened the Nobel plants (British Cordite Co. Ltd., Nobel, Ont.?). With the approach of World War II, the company formed a subsidiary, Defence Industries Limited, and opened new plants on the site formerly used by British Cordite. The Nobel site employed 4,300 people at its peak, and the company as a whole 33,000 By 1945 the plant had filled 40 million shells; employed over 9,000 people at peak production.
Today, Ajax is commonly considered part of the Greater Toronto Area, in the eastern part of the Golden Horseshoe region.

There is a Dance Album from an event at the Defence Industries Limited. If Pauline worked there, not sure. The photos are very detailed showing hundreds of people in attendance. See for yourself in the Online Album, D.I.L. Jamboree and Pauline's Friends http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/photo/DefenseIndustriesLtd/

It is official! Pauline Einarson worked for the Defense Industries Ltd. Winnipeg Works. View her Welcome letter here (to be scanned/posted). View her Resignation letter on AUG 27, 1945 here and her Salary document So it all fits together. She might have even told her family that she was attending Business School or perhaps did both.

Em might be able to contact one of her friends to confirm all this.
There is nothing on the Internet regarding "Winnipeg Works" as being something on it's own. Roy's guess is DIL in Ajax was referred to as Ajax and the Cordite Plant near Winnipeg was refrred to as Winnipeg Works. There is no address on the resignation accepted letter.

Roy found
1. Cordite Plant (Defense Industries Ltd.) Transcona 1941 (East of Winnipeg by about 4 miles)
2. shellfilling plant of Defense Industries, Ltd., in Ajax (Ajax, ON, Canada)

Comparing locations, this card was mailed to mom when she was single in 1945 postmarked at Grand beach August 8th, 1945 to a highly
classified Cordite Plant in Transcona, Winnipeg.

Ajax Digital Archive (PADA) Mostly of the Ajax plant, and not the Transcona one.
Onthis page of their website, they talk about the plant and a transfer of the Works Manager. Mr. Brewer's name (Below) does not show up.
The 3rd paragraph it talks about the Winnipeg Works and D.I.L...., Read more
Same website "The Commando Ajax Ontario August 5, 1942 Volume 1 No. 3", bottom of scanned image, news of a
Cordite Plant worker jailed
4 months.

Below is proof regarding the DIL. What she did there is still a mystery. Probably just working in an on-site store or office?
Read this PDF article from 1945 regarding layoffs in the paper 7 days before Pauline resigned!
Why did she quit? (Probably to get married to Ted)
What was her job?


Email sent to PADA
DATE: 5/30/2013
SUBJECT: Winnipeg Works
Hello,
I have confirmed my mother, Pauline was in the D.I.L.'s employment.
http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/parent2.html#dil
The letter talks about Winnipeg Works which is not mentioned online.

This might be of interest
Slideshow from DIL event
http://www.christopherson.net/genealogy/photo/DefenseIndustriesLtd/
Trying to figure out a few more questions on it, as she NEVER spoke about it.
Roy

PADA org. never responded back. Very typical response I get, and one reason why I do not bother with organizations.
I do give them a BIG kudo for posting many scanned images online!

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Front of postcard
Grand Beach located Lake Winnipeg east side
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Back of postcard
A co-worker on days off or vacation writing to Pauline at the "Stores Dept" at Defense Industries LTD.
Miss P. Einarson
C/O Defense Industries Ltd.
Store Dept
P.O. Box 2914
Winnipeg, MB

Click to Enlarge
FEB 1945

Envelope - Note matches Post Card address
What is the Stores Offices?
Welcome Letter
Welcome Letter
FEB 1945
Wlcome - Page 2
Page 2
From H.H. Brewer, Works Manager
at Defense Industries LTD. operating Winnipeg Works.
Mentions Cordite (Bomb fuse material)
Have not found any 'Booklet'
Resignation Letter
Resignation Letter AUG 27, 1945
D.I.L. J.K.H. Day, Asst Office Manager
Seven days prior, MASSIVE layoffs were
taking place across the continents
6692c
Fully Marked 2 sided Envelope
FEB 18, 1946

Salary Slip
Went to Winnipeg to Business College in 1942 and then worked for a while there before coming home to get married... [1]

Roy is on the detective hunt once again with pieces of the puzzle. He just found out who Elva Clarke is. Well almost. She is a friend of Pauline's.
Why does Roy say that, in the following photo the group of women are at the Lockport, Manitoba Channel Lock. Behind them is the actual Lock,
and in front is a tie off for a boat. Plus it states it on the back, which is great. Now were they from the Cordite Plant or the Winnipeg Business School?

Roy's guess is, Pauline worked in one of the offices at the Transcona plant near Winnipeg, not to be confused with the Ajax plant in Ontario. There was also a plant at Nobel, Quebec, by British Cordite Limited.

I doubt she ever was in any of the factories, yet, just to be working on site there would have required showing a pass daily, and being bused in. Being that it was classified, she probably never told her family what she was doing. Only her friends like Elva would know.



Found two more postcards of this Lock
IMG_SCAN_3475_JUL26.1910_Fr.CousinHelgaToGudrun_Winnipeg.W.Selkirk which is from a cousin Helga to Roy's grandmother, Gudrun
2md...pending

Also see Women's roles in the World Wars

Sent info to both the Museum of Transcona, and the Library of thetown of Ajax.

Poster in The Commando, Ajax (Ontario) newsletter, July 1, 1942
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Lockport, MB
R-L: Buzz, Dorothy, Inga, Arnsley or Ainsley,
Gamble?, Elva Clarke, Pauline EINARSON Christopherson, Betty Campbell, Betty Arnold Aitken. There are about 7-8 photos from this day/period available.
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Lockport, MB
Backside. Circa June 26, 1945

Roy posed at the Lockport AUG 2013
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Elva Clarke
Roy solves yet another mystery.
Look, she is in far left photo. Glen Dowd´s sister.
From Glen: ''My sister Elva [redacted] was your
mothers good friend, they went to Winnipeg to
take a business
training course together.''
How I Met Your Mother Ted met Pauline at "The Grund church known as Frelsis (Liberty) Lutheran Church at Grund, is south of the Arason homestead and north of Christophersons. The families all attended church there, as did your Dad's uncle Bill Christopherson. When Bill died [28 Sep 1941] the funeral was at Grund and that is when your mother and father met." [Quote by Aunt Emily Enns 03/18/06].

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Roy at Lockport
Probably, Pauline and group in above photo 1500 was standing on the otherside
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection. Photographer: Mike Christopherson

Lockport 2013
Cousin Mike took Roy up to MB. This portion of the Lock was fenced in.
Added outline of possibly where the photo is shown in No. 1500 above and upper left column
It was not on our agenda to come here. 68 years later Roy might be where his mother stood.
Courtesy of the Roy Christopherson Collection



How I Met Your Mother
Ted met Pauline at "The Grund church known as Frelsis (Liberty) Lutheran Church at Grund, is south of the Arason homestead and north of Christophersons. The families all attended church there, as did your Dad's uncle Bill Christopherson. When Bill died [28 Sep 1941] the funeral was at Grund and that is when your mother and father met."
[Quote by Aunt Emily Enns 03/18/06].

Pauline's Friends
Mugs

One of Pauline's closet friends actually ended up living quite far away, her name is Margaret Johnson HELGASON Bjarnason.They were both from Manitoba and always stayed in touch until recently, when Pauline developed Dementia.
Margaret or Mugs as mom called her, lived in Vancouver. There are dozens of photos of them together through the years, including her children. Mugs was kind enough to mail some photos Pauline had sent to her, including a wedding portrait not in the family, for which Roy is forever in debt. Roy tried to get a hold of her during the trip to B.C. in 2010.

Aunt Em mentioned Ellen. Ranka Johnson, sister of Bjossi was Margaret and Ellen's aunt, who married Sigurdur's son Halldor Christopherson.

Margaret
Margaret Johnson Helgason Bjarnason
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MaybeMugs

Ed Fader was kind enough to send this email with Margaret's Obit.
BJARNASON, Margaret Johnson March 12,1923 - September 10, 2011 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Margaret Bjarnason who died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 88. Predeceased by her loving husband Erling Bjarnason. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Roger, Susan and Cathryn (Derek), her 6 grandchildren, Kristina, Sara, Julia, Chris, Jonina(Chad) and Emma, and two great grandchildren Jada and William. She also leaves to mourn one sister Ellen(Reg) Rawlings, several nieces and nephews and Erling's children and grandchildren. She was born in Glenboro, Manitoba and grew up on the family farm. She taught school on a permit during the war, then went to Normal School and Brown College. She was working in Winnipeg and in 1945 married Dr. Robert Helgason. They moved to Glenboro where he took over a country practice. Their 3 children were born there. In 1958 they moved to Vancouver. Mom was proud of her Icelandic heritage and became an active member in the Oakridge Lutheran Church and the Icelandic Canadian Club, where she made many friends. In 1993 she married Erling Bjarnason. They had 11 happy years together before he passed away. She will be greatly missed as a mother, amma and langamma. Memorial service at the Oakridge Lutheran Church, 585 W. 41st Ave. on Sept. 24 at 2:00pm. Burial at a later date in Glenboro, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Palliative Care Unit of VGH would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank her doctor, Dr. Merriman and the Palliative Care Team at Vancouver General Hospital for all their care and kindness to our mother and family during this difficult time. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268 Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from 9/17/2011 - 9/18/2011

Now as the family historian, Roy has many, many photos of Mugs children that he hopes to get to them if they contact him, as two letters to Mugs went unanswered, and for obvious reasons now. Roy is posting Mugs obit here because Pauline and Mugs were very close.

Roy has since pieced together many of the Wedding Photos Pauline has, along with photos of her and her friends in very recent times. They all stayed in touch.

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There is a day of picture taking by the creek
Here is "Joey" and Elva Clarke, Glen's sister, Daughter of Ivan and Pearl, granddaughter of Isabella Taylor, GGranddaughter of William S. Taylor.
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Then all the weddings...They are all Pauline's friends
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Unknown
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Audrey & Margaret Bjarnson
The rest of these photos will be placed in the Pauline's Friends Album


BECOMING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN
On 02 Jul 1943 Pauline resided at at 234 Joost St., San Francisco with her new In-Laws, Kjartan and Gudrun Christopherson, according to postal. She Resided or was visiting on Dec 1944 at 322 Montrose Ave., River Heights, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


MARRIAGE AT GRUND
Married Theodore Evan Christopherson on 16 Jun 1946 at Frelsis Lutheran Church aka Grund Church, Grund, Manitoba.
Pauline mailed Canadian Rockies postcards to Theodore on Jul 18, 1943 to Del Valle Air Base. Roy now has her postcards.
Visit the Argyle District Maps here at this website for location of the church.

Grund Church Wedding
Grund Wedding Inside
Image_0824-825_SCAN Wedding at Grund Church in the Argyle District of Manitoba, of Theadore Evan and Pauline Einarson Christopherson
Right: Arni Sveinsson, Ted, Pauline, Emily Enns (Pauline's sister), carol Palmeson (cousin), Brides father, Gudbrandur Einarson.
Wedding of Ted and Pauline at Grund Church MB
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Arni Sveinson, Theodore Christopherson (Groom), Pauline Einarson (Bride), Emily Einarson Enns, Carol Palmason Kristjansson,
Gudbrandur Einarson, (Father of the Bride)

Grund Church
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Roy at Frelsis (Liberty) Lutheran Church at Grund AUG 2013
The exact spot his parents stood
70 years earlier. All thanks to Mike

Courtesy of T he Hank Christopherson Collection

1950's
After World War II, it appears Pauline went to stay at her future in-laws, Kjartan and Gudrun Christopherson's home, since Ted wrote to her there. She also became a Citizen of the United States of America. There are photos of them on the train from BC are to/from San Francisco, unfortunately badly developed.

Pauline and Ted bought a house in 1956 at 2215 Sweetwater, Colma, California (See Ted's page for photos). There she raised her eldest son, Robert (Bob), Ronald (Ron), and Carol until they moved to the old quarry site cleared off for San Francisco Airport bay fill, by Ted's uncles, Ellis & Henry Stoneson. at 1166 Fernwood Drive, Millbrae, Calif.. Their neighbor, Jack Rainey would leave school [college] and head down to Helen Drive & Larkspur, the entrance to the newly developing Meadows, and sit on top of a pole flagging each dump truck to separate their paths of direction into the development. There Pauline's youngest child Roy was born in 1958 in Burlingame, Calif..

Oct. 16, 2012, Roy discovers Rev.S.OctaviousThorlakson baptised Ron, in image 0533 you have the mother on-looking at her baby in the arms of the Reverend's daughter (as seen on the Dale RnD page), then Ted, Pauline, Emily (holding Ron), and Henry Einarson. In image 0534, Rev.S.OctaviousThorlakson has Ron. The family of the 1st baby is on-looking from behind him. Image 0542 has Thelma Dale Christopherson far left, Gudbrandur in the doorway, Henry, Pauline & Ron, Shirley Thompson, Ted & Bob. Mystery Solved! The one on the Dale Rnd page (image 0551a) was the same evening! Wicked!!

Many a trip was taken camping, and to Teds father; Kay's cabin at Russian River, and up to Canada to see the families which now lived in Manitoba and British Columbia. Gudbrandur was still working the farm well into Roy's ninth birthday. They also visited Aunt Lil Johnson/Jonsson in Vancouver, as Roy recalls a very long White house, which had small glass figurines. There was a white wooden and rope suspension bridge traversing down to the beach, where they picked up sand dollars at low tide. One slat was missing in this bridge, with Roy's older siblings trying to scare him, of what was below it. Also Ted visiting John, Laura, Donna nee Christopherson Skardal and Bob Christopherson, and mom visiting family in Eastern Canada..

Pauline was voracious reader as these photos show...
PaulineReading1 Pauline reading
Images: IMG_SCAN_0082, IMG_SCAN_3000
Left: Possibly during WWII during Christmas, Right on a BBQ outing with Ron's family.

Ted Christopherson started different ventures, one selling Koscot Cosmetics and had 'become rich' tapes by a unknown fella. Correction: This guy took my dad's money; Glenn W Turner [3] Roy does remember his father bringing home a whole case full of this Koscot product, and Pauline being furious with him. Roy himself was almost sucked into that Amway pyramid. Luckily Roy's family got him out of that brainwashing group! The Devil has a nice warm spot for people that scam others.

Ted renovated houses while Pauline tended to the four children. Pauline was a no-nonsense type of person. She grew up in the depression and always watched her money. Somewhere around 1964 they were Separated, then divorced about 1968. Possible only Robert knows why, as Roy never heard or saw any indication of this coming. Ted had been living in La Grange past Modesto, CA selling lake front property, which to this day is not worth much. First at Lake Camanche, then Lake Don Pedro. Roy stayed with Ted a few summers to get him out of his mothers hair, and even ran away there when Roy brought a half German Sheppard, Half Huskey from the SPCA and was not going to be allowed to keep her. Technically, Roy drove there as he had a car.He was allowed to keep the dog and came home. Pauline kept the house at Fernwood and raised four children by herself. Mot an easy task during the Carter Administration. Her eldest son Robert joined the Air Force with her 2nd son Ron, soon after joining the Navy, during Vietnam. Her daughter Carol obtained a degree at the University of California. Pauline's youngest son, Roy, webmaster of this site...well there is enough elsewhere about him.

Pauline's webpage from years ago. Roy showed it to her when trying to get her to use an old Apple computer and email, about ten years ago (1989). She would never use the computer and enjoyed handwritting letters to her sister, Em in Canada.



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Last puzzle Pauline put together with Hank and Emily

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Pauline's Piano still in the family
Pauline played this piano beyond 60 years. Her grand daughter practiced on it.

Above is one of the last puzzles she was working on with her Brother-in-law, Hank and sister, Emily Enns.
While solving the Hallgrimsson connection to Sigurdur, Roy realized that although he dislikes puzzle or cross-words,
this entire website is one giant puzzle, of various family being connected into a giant puzzle or family mosaic."

Roy Aug 2013

Pauline passed away May 20th, 2009. In honor of her memory Roys siblings asked him to do a memorial card for her. For family and friends who are unable to attend the memorial, see Memorial Card below (Revised 9/18/09).

Letter from Pauline to H. Ross Perot, presidential candidate in 1992 and 1996.
12/09/1992 paragraph 4: ...Having very vivid memories of the 1930's depression, when my father not only lost his wife, but also his farm when the landlord foreclosed one month after my father missed a payment and lost the $5,000.00 he already paid...

Pauline has bowled most of her life and scores very high in her games. She used to do a lot of knitting, dress making and embroidary. Very lucky at BINGO as well. Plus keeping 4 children in line, fed and a roof over their head. She set a fine example for us. She lived on the first farm in Glenboro, then further south in 1930, emigrated to 2215 Sweetwater, Colma, CA, USA, finally settling at 1166 Fernwood Drive, Millbrae, CA, USA. More to follow.


Memories: One is how Pauline would make vínarterta for the family gatherings. It started with prunes and a grinder. Do not quote me on ingredients and recipe, however, it started with soaking the prunes. A good deal of time was spent with a small grinder she would clamp to the counter, placing a certain plate with holes for the exit nozzle and place prunes into the top opening flute. Then hand crank each and every prune through the grinder to use between the layers she had prepared for the cake. She made this her whole life. It was a very special treat for us kids and it did not last long. She covered the entire cake with a very sweet white icing that would harden a bit, so one could eat slices by hand with coffee. The best for Roy was the sides that had lots of icing. Also having access to the left over cake.
Roy

God Bless You Mom

Pauline Evelyn Christopherson Pauline Evelyn Christopherson Born October 19, 1919 in Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada, passed away peacefully with her son at her side on May 20, 2009 at age 89. Pauline lived in Millbrae beginning in 1957, and enjoyed bowling at Kings Bowl and Bel Mateo Bowl, with the many friends she made in the leagues. She worked at Olympian Oil until her retirement in 1982. She is survived by her four children, Robert Christopherson and wife Alena, Ronald Christopherson and wife, Juanita, Roy Christopherson, and Carol Gillman and husband, Martin. Grandmother extraordinaire to Gina, Tracy, Matthew and Adam Christopherson, and to Alysha and Kelsey Gillman. Loving sister to Emily and Hank Enns of London, Ontario, and their children Mark and wife Linda, Florence and husband Mohamed, and children. Proceeded in death by brothers, Henry and Lloyd Einarson, and former husband Theodore Christopherson, and parents Gudbrandur (Goodie) and Mary Sigvaldson Einarson. She was dearly loved, will be greatly missed, and will be remembered always. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 3:00 PM at the CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, 194 Millwood Drive at El Camino Real in Millbrae. Her family respectfully requests donations in Mrs. Christopherson's memory to favorite charity of choice.

Obituary:
Pauline Evelyn Christopherson, born October 19, 1919 in Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada, passed away peacefully with her son at her side on May 20, 2009 at age 89. Pauline lived in Millbrae beginning in 1957, and enjoyed bowling at Kings Bowl and Bel Mateo Bowl with the many friends she made in the leagues. She worked at Olympian Oil until her retirement in 1982. She is survived by her 4 children: Robert Christopherson & wife Alena, Ronald Christopherson & wife, Juanita, Roy Christopherson and Carol Gillman & husband, Martin. Grandmother extraordinaire to Gina, Tracy, Matthew and Adam Christopherson, and to Alysha and Kelsey Gillman. Loving sister to Emily & Hank Enns of London, Ontario and their children Mark & wife, Linda, Florence & husband, Mohamed and children. Proceeded in death by brothers, Henry & Lloyd Einarson, and former husband Theodore Christopherson, and parents Gudbrandur (Goodie) and Mary Sigvaldson Einarson. She was dearly loved, will be greatly missed, and will be remembered always. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to a charity of your choice in her name. A memorial service will be held at Chapel of the Highlands on June 14th at 3 PM

Eulogy at Service from Pauline’s children and sister

Eulogy Card
Pauline Christopherson Memorial Card - Eulogy and poem

Sister Em’s Eulogy for Pauline
It all began on a farm in southern Manitoba about 3 miles from the town of Glenboro. Henry was born in 19l8 and Pauline a little over a year later, in 19l9. I think our mother had her hands full with those two! Then Lloyd came along in 1923 and a surprise I'm sure, me, in 1930. Pauline walked to school in Glenboro with her brother every day. No school buses in those days. When she was 11 our mother died of post-operative complications in hospital in Winnipeg. No antibiotics had been discovered then. I was less than a year old.

Pauline took on responsibility at a very young age. Our grandmother Soffia came to live with us at the age of 72 years and that enabled the children to continue school and I was cared for in a loving environment. I recall Pauline saying she made bread for the first time and was so upset when the loaves came out of the oven as “hard as rocks” . Dad didn't admonish her, just said "never mind, next time will be better"! And it did get better. By her teens she was an accomplished cook!
In 1934 we moved to another farm where the land was more productive and again Pauline took responsibility for making the house a home. The 30's were very hard years. Our grandmother carded and spun wool and made warm socks for the men including some of the neighbors! That is when Pauline learned her knitting skills.

Pauline continued her schooling through grade eleven at the little one room schoolhouse a mile from the farm. One year she took on the job of going early (walking) to light the fire in a big pot-bellied stove at the back of the classroom so that it would be warm for the teacher and pupils when they arrived. Not an easy task for $8 a month, especially when the stove was sometimes hard to get lit on a bitterly cold morning. Carol will remember what a Manitoba winter can be like in January when she came with Pauline to Henry's funeral in 1992.

I was pleased for Pauline when she was able to go to Winnipeg to Business College in 1942 and then worked for a while there before coming home to get married in Grund Lutheran Church (now a Heritage Site and testimonial to the Icelandic settlers who built it in 1889), in June 1946. Ted took her off to California where she became so accustomed to the California sunshine she was happy to leave those cold Manitoba winters a memory. And she put up with many visits from her northern relatives - and friends who also came to appreciate the California weather and hospitality.

I think Pauline's Viking spirit saw her through trials and difficulties with a stoic attitude and the ability to laugh, play the piano, learn the guitar and enjoy the music she loved. Her spirit lives on in her children and grandchildren whom she loved dearly and were the focus of her life. She was grateful and proud of each one, and determined she would leave a legacy behind for you all no matter what. And I think she did just that. She set a good example for me and I am grateful for the memories. Our father told me "sisters should stick together" and stick together we did. "So long" dear sister and best friend, til we meet again.

Source:
1. Eulogy



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