This is an important candlestick.
This is an important candlestick.

My grandfather grew up in the northern part of Norway on a very rural farm. He has told me many stories of what life was like in World War II and living without much of the technology we have today. Their family was not very rich so on holidays they would have a meal and there would always be one candlestick at the center of the table. My grandfather lost his father at a very young age and his mother had to take care of twelve boys with only one girl. My grandfather helped take care of his siblings on the farm because he was one of the older ones After living in Norway for many years, fighting in World War ll, and never really leaving Norway he eventually left Norway and met my grandmother who is originally from Germany. They got married in 1962 and for their wedding day, my great-grandmother gave them the special candlestick that had sat at the table on special events for many years. Many years after there wedding my mother was born and my great grandmother eventually passed away. My grandparents at this time my grandparents had been living in Canada for a long time and my mother was born and raised there. When my mom got married to my father she inherited the candlestick. Though it may not be such a significant and glamorous object it meant a lot to my ancestors and my parents. We still use the candlestick often though we may not see the significance my great grandmother saw.  I hope one day this candlestick can be passed down to either me or my siblings. 

Place(s): Norway

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Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant