Memories of life and work in the home of my childhood,
in the village Vitsaniemi/Risudden Övertorneå Torne River Valley

by Bertha Wirlöf emigrant from the valley

Translation into English edited by Marilyn Nikimaa Patterson, member of our network and descendant of an emigrant from the nearby village Matojärvi


Foreword Read

The big cleaning Read

Large Laundry Read

Making Sauna Vihtoja and Brooms of Birch Twigs Read

Thin Bread baking about 1938-1950 Read

Common dishes in Tornedal Read

Family illnesses Read

Bums and others Read

Father Read

Of Religion Read