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Dec 31. 1999: Arne Hope, London, England
( email: Arne.Hope@globalone.net
Vi vil gjerne onske alle
venner og slektinger et godt nyttaar og takk for det gamle. Det ble ikke
mye feiring her i London paa oss, for noen maa jo passe paa at Millenium
buggen ikke biter - og det gjorde den heller ikke. Derfor er det veldig
kjekt aa ha en side som denne, med flotte bilder fra vaar hjemby aa fordrive
tiden med. Skaal for det nye aaret! Millenium hilsen fra Trine og
Arne Olav (Arni) Hope.
Dec 31. 1999: Kirsten Gangstø,
Haugesund ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei Randi ! Dette
er en hilsen fra Kirsten Håvås ( nå Gangstø) fra
klassen på Rossebø skole. Så din hilsen i gjesteboken
på Haugesund today og vil gjerne sende deg en hilsen med de beste
ønsker for det nye år. Hvordan står
det til i California ? Hilsen Kirsten
PS: "Den oppgitte email
adresse email@example.com returnerer meldingene som ukjent adresse !" (HT-anmerkning:
Dec 26. 1999: Anke-Maria/ Rainer Schilling
( email: AnkeundRainer.Schilling@t-online.de
Hallo Haugesund, we
send you best x-mas-greetings from Bergedorf (Hamburg) and wish a happy
new year. We have been in Haugesund 9 times in the past and we will
visit you next summer again. We like your land, the towns and the country.
We've meat many nice and friendly people all over Norge, we've seen impressing
nature at the sea, in the fjords and in the mountains. But we like best
the town and the people of Haugesund. We've got relatives there and we
love them and all their nice friends. Beste hilsen til Jacob og Else-Marie
Vik og deres familie og venner. Anke-Maria og Rainer Schilling,
Dec 25. 1999: Randi Knutsen,
USA( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
God Jul.. siden jeg har
funnet denne siden noen maneder siden er jeg blitt helt hjemmesyk. Jeg
reiste til amerika med familian min nar jeg var13, og har bare veart tilbake
en gang. Jeg gikk pa Rossabo skole, og det hadde veart goy hvis noen av
gamle klassevennene hadde lest detter. Pikenavnet var Randi Knutsen or
noen som jeg gikk in klassen med var Else Johanne, Harald Johnson, Halvor
...glommer sistenavnene.. anyway, I just love the pictures that you present
on a daily basis here, and look forward daily to visit your site. Hadde
veart helt topp hvis noen hadde kontakted meg. Dette er min sonn's email,
men jeg far det allikevel. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year til alle
Dec 25. 1999: Arthur J. Knutsen, Alingsås,
Sverige ( email: email@example.com
Hei! Jeg vil
sende en julehilsen til alle kjente i Haugesund og önsker også
godt nytt år.
Dec 25. 1999: Jon Otterson, Madison,
Wisconsin, USA ( email:
Merry Christmas to all and
peace in the new year and the coming millenium! Eirik, a special
greeting to you for all the precious momentos of Norway you continue to
give to the rest of the world! And to your family for sharing
your time with us! Keep it up, please. Jon
Field Otterson (Jonnie)
Dec 20. 1999: Jill Forre Sheldahl,Iowa,
USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas greetings to all
of my family in Haugesund. I am the daughter of Åage Forre of Haugesund,
and Lynda Forre of Ames Iowa. I have 2 brothers Trond and Leif. My dad
came to America at the age of 17 and didn't return to his homeland for
32 years. My parents have made many trips to Haugesund now over the past
10 years. My brothers and myself have gotten to go which was spectacular
to see the areas where our dad played and fished as a child. We are planning
to visit Norway again in the summer of 2000. It is such a beautiful country.
It is hard to describe the beauty to others that have never been, and yet
the beauty is something you never forget in your mind. I have a son named
Ian Leif Minnihan that is 4 yrs old. He calls his Grandpa and Grandma,
"Pa Pa and MorMor", hopefully someday when he is a little older, I will
take him to see where his Pa Pa played when he was his age. What a wonderful
website we have found in "Haugesund Today" keep the wonderful pictures
coming. God Jul and Happy New year to everyone in Norway. Jill Forre
December 17. 1999: Liv Kari Fosen,
Dubai ( email: email@example.com )
Sender en hilsen til alle
kjente på Haugalandet med ønske om en God Jul og et Godt Nytt
Hilsen Jarly, Aase og Ida
Jacobsen, Gunnar, Christina og Liv Kari Fosen. Tel: (971-4)
39 99 178 Mobile (971) 50 6585369
Dec 15. 1999: Diana Sandberg, Greenville,
Wisconsin ( email:
Hi, my name is Diana Sandberg,
and I live in Greenville, Wisconsin. I was checking your very interesting
site, as some of my ancestors came from Haugesund. Mikkol Fladebo
had a son Hans Ole Mikkelson, who came to the United States, but made several
trips back, including one when he married Josefine Severine Tollackson
in 1895. She followed him to the U.S. in 1903 with their children
Martin and Tonny. They lived in Minnesota. I am working on
a family history and would love to hear from any relatives or anyone who
knows how I can find out more about their life in Haugesund. Thanks.
Dec 13. 1999: Dimitry, Kiev, Ukraina
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You for Your site! I'm Dimitry, 24, Ukrainian resident, journalist.
I like Norway and i very often visit it. Your site always help me in my
dreams about Norway.When I saw Your pictures, I think about the plases
a never been / I was only in Oslo and Trondheim. Great!
Thank You ever much!
Tusen Takk! Ha det! Dimitry
Dec 7. 1999: Lars Johan Materstvedt,
Trondheim (email: email@example.com
Kjære Gjestebok! For
en haugesunder i (permanent) eksil er det balsam for sjelen å betrakte
de delikate websidene og de strålende bildene. Måtte Gud forby
at websidene noensinne blir lagt ned!
Med hilsen Lars Johan Materstvedt
Dec 7. 1999: John Halvorsen, USA (
email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
I am a first generation
Norwegian, my dad lives in Chattanooga, TN - he was born and grew up in
Haugesund, and moved to US in his early 20's.
I have a question for you:
I am getting ready for Christmas, and wanted to know if anyone knew how
to make Rum Toff. Some Danish friends of my parents used to make
it to put over their Risen Gruns grut.(Rice pudding) As best as I
can remember, they had a ceramic urn or pot that they put different berries
in over a few weeks period. Is the rum added at the beginning of
the process? Thanks for any help that you can give to me. Would there
be a web site for Norwegian recipes that you know of, written in English?
**Dec 5. 1999: Karl Lee, Newcastle,Staffordshire,England
( email: email@example.com
Firstly I express my sadness
at the news of the ferry tragedy and my condolences to the families concerned.
I have relatives in the SKJOLD area who I have lost contact with and would
like to recontact.Particularly Laila LANGELAND and family who I have not
heard from for some time and her parents Egil and Gerda VOLL.If any one
knows them please pass my regards and best wishes.
Dec 4. 1999: Steffen McAndrew, UK (
email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hello to all my relatives
Mormor and Morfar.
**Dec 4. 1999: Karen M. Tuneberg, USA
( email: email@example.com)
To all concerned, families,
friends, loved ones and ship owners:
I live in America and am
a member of a list called the Norway-L. It is a list for people researching
families in Norway, and also just trying to learn and celebrate the heritage
and customs of our ancestors. I have followed the tragedy
of the Sleipner, and am very sorrowful for people I have come to
love, and always considered my homeland. I send my sympathies
to all involved, and wish you to know that there are people on this side
of the Atlantic that grieve also, for those lost, injured, and no longer
with us. My prayers go out to you and will follow you for many days
to come. This is a loss to all of us, not
just Norway, but we who love and respect her peoples. Godspeed, Karen
Decendent of families from Grue-Solør and other fylkes of Norway
Karen M. Tuneberg (Midtsundstad
and others), 407 70th Ave North, Apt 102 Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430-1241,
**Dec 4. 1999: Carol Jensen Sass, USA
( email: GMASassy@aol.com )
My heartfelt condolences,
and prayers have been for those passengers and crew on the ferry and the
families and friends of those lost at sea. Carole Jensen Sass
Dec 4. 1999: Karl Johan Solberg, Nittedal
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
HeY!!! Jeg har
vært i Haugesund før, mormor og morfar bor her og mamma kommer
herfra!!! Jeg kjenner meg igjen! Jeg hilser til Mormor og morfar
og alle andre i Haugesund!!! Karl Johan + Fam. også!
Hilsen en som bor i Nittedal! Lin@!
Dec 3. 1999: Torin O Torgersen, California,
USA ( email: email@example.com )
I want to thank Eirik Hustvedt,
Ann-Elin and the other local Haugesunders who have been so helpful in helping
me find old friends that I haven't spoke to in over 20 years. What a valueable
sight this has been for me. It's great seeing old places I used to
go to and too see how things have changed. I am married and have 4 children
ages 2 to 11 and would love to take them to see Norway, Haugesund specifically.
This has been a GREAT WEBSITE to re-kindle my desire to go back. I am looking
for e-mail addresse to the following people if anyone know's them. Jan
Sigurd Birkeland, Thorolf Skalleberg, Oystein Dosen, Leif Johan Strom.
Tusen takk for hjelpen igjen a hyggelig e-posten som jeg har fikk. Hilsen
Dec 02. 1999: Arvid Vestbø,
Sverige, ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hej. Arvid Vestbö
har bott i Alingsås, Sverige i snart 30 år. Hälsar
till alla jag känner i Sauda - Sandeid - Haugesund.mm.
Dec 01. 1999: Cecilie Bruas, p.t. London,
England ( email:
Hei, Jeg heter Cecilie,
og bor i London. For tiden har jeg hjemlengsel, saa det var kjekt
aa finne nyheter om Haugesund. Takk. Cecilie
Nov 30: 1999: Terri Nelson, Clearbrook,
Minnesota, USA (email: email@example.com
Hello from Clearbrook, Minnesota
56634 USA. I am hoping to hear from distant relations of my
from the Haugesund/Utsira area. I am the great-great-great grand
daughter of Sjur Olsen. We was the light house watchman on the island of
Utsira in the 1800's. His daughter Olava came to America when she
was around 20-22 years of age. She was my great great grandmother.
She was 104 when she died and I have a five generation picture of her,
her daughter Julia Thompson Hill, her grand-daughter June Hill Larson,
her great grand daughter Beverly Larson Roue and my sister Carrie and myself
as little childen, we were her great great grandaughters. I was in
second grade when she died. I would love to hear from any distant
relations on this side of my family. I have had contact with Rolf
Skare on Utsira, but haven't heard from his family for over almost a year.
I have also heard from Nils Helgesen and his nephew Per. I hope to
hear from more. I hope to meet my families that are still in Norway.
I would love to have some visit me and would love to be able to visit with
them too. If you find I am distant relative of you please email me
at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how we are related.
Or pass my address on to someone you would know I am related to please.
Hope to hear soon. Terri Nelson
Nov 30. 1999: Torin O Torgersen, California,
USA ( email: email@example.com )
I am trying to find out
if an old classmate of mine who lives in Tysvaer has an e-mail address
? His name is Nils Pedersen. Can anyone help me find this information ?
My address is Torgs@Juno.Com
**Nov 30. 1999: Torin O Torgersen,
California, USA ( email:
name is Torin Olav Torgersen. I spent a total of 3 1/2 years of my childhood
and early teens in Haugesund. My mother is a native of Haugesunder. I have
been following up on Haugesund news with this wonderful sight since September
99. I was very sadned to hear of the recent ship disaster.
I traveled on the Flagg Route Ships on a regular basis when I lived there.
I seem to recall a similar occurrence that happened in 1981, where a similar
but older version catamaran ran aground just North of Haugesund. I don't
believe anyone lost their lives with the previous occurrence. I do send
my prayers and condolences to the families and survivors of the accident.
Sincerely, Torin O. Torgersen
from Bakersfield, California. USA.
**Nov 30. 1999: John Otterson, USA
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May I add my humble wishes
of sympathy and support to all those whose lives are shaken by this tragic
accident. What can one say? A beautiful ship lost... many beautiful, irreplacable
loved ones lost... what a way to remember the beginning of a holiday season!
I pray you all find the strength to carry on. Please know that your distant
brothers on the other side of the world feel for you and wish you peace
and solace. Another Norwegian-American from
**November 30. 1999 from: J & A
Thornton, USA ( email: email@example.com
I would like to express
my condolences to the family members of the deceased and missing passengers
of the Sleipner. Your community I'm sure is reeling from the event. I once
visited your lovely town and from the reception your community gave me
I believe your spirits will rebound quickly. My thoughts are with you.
**November 30. 1999 from: Bruce Lind,
USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Our sympathy and condolences
to the people of Norway, most particularly the victims or family and friends
of victims of the recent Sleipner disaster. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you at this time of great sorrow. May you take strength
from each other at this time.
Bruce Lind and family
**November 29. 1999 from: Patrick Webster,
Southern California, USA (email: email@example.com
Our sympathy and condolences
to all of those who were victims or friends and family of the victims of
the recent Sleipner disaster. You are all in our thoughts. Patrick
**November 28. 1999 from: Karen M.
Tuneberg, USA ( email: Kricketkat2@yahoo.com
To the families and friends
of the injured and victims of this terrible disaster, we in America send
our condolences, friendship, and sympathy. I belong to a genealogy group
called the Norway-List and we have been kept informed by one of your wonderful
reporters. May you all know we are thinking and praying for you.
**November 27. 1999 from: Sigurd Norman
Haugen, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Mr. Hustvedt,
I a very sorry to hear about
the tradgey that happened today. I now hear that there were some
deaths involved. It is very sad news to hear. CNN has been
follwing the story. That is where I first heard of the incident.
Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. Thanks again for keeping
up your Haugesund web site. I hope you do not have to report very
many tragic stories such as the one today.
Sincerely, Sigurd Norman
**November 26. 1999 from: Solfrid Todd,
Iowa, USA ( email: email@example.com
Saa trist og hoere om den
forferdelige ulykken som sjedde nord av Haugesund. Jeg haaper inderligt
at de 14 som savnest enda blir berget. Solfrid
November 29. 1999 from: Jim Olson,
Black Hills South Dakota. USA (email: jimolson@DTGnet.com)
Greetings. I found
this web site as I was searching for reports on the Sleipner disaster.
When I was in Haugesund last summer I took a picture of that ferry when
I took a harbor tour. I am descended on my mother's side, with my
grandfather born at Frakkagjerd bnr. 2, and my grandmother's families both
coming from Ådland on Karmøy. I am interested in Karmøy
emigration and am working to identify the emigrants which Martin Gjersvik
Ådland had identified in 1984. I am seeking their destination
in USA, their American name, and information about the first Norwegian-American
generation. I welcome email correspondence regarding these emigrants.
I have discovered his list is quite incomplete. I grew up in a Karmøy
emigrant community in Northeastern South Dakota and now live in the Black
Hills of South Dakota.
Rev. Jim Olson
November 28. 1999: Edwin Levering,
SE Elbow Lake, MN, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the beautiful
pictures. My Dad was born in Verdal and I still have relatives there.
I lived in Oslo for about three years and found my wife there, her name
is Vivian. If anyone recognizes the name droop a line, my e-mail
is email@example.com. Would be fun to hear from someone.
Keep up the good work. My address is 213 8th Ave. SE Elbow Lake, MN 56531
November 28. 1999: Elisabeth Sande,
Calgary, Canada ( email:
Hei! Nå har
jeg vært innom Haugalandet-sidene nesten hver dag i et par uker og
er kjempeførnøyd med det jeg både ser og leser. Det
er supert å holde seg orientret om det siste på de kanter når
jeg selv befinner meg i Calgary, Canada. Om tre dager drar jeg derimot
til Haugesund, nærmere bestemt Gard, for å feire jul med familien
og hilse på "gamle" venner. Dette er noe jeg ser frem til for det
er ingenting som er som en skikkelig norsk jul! Har noen lyst til å
sende noen ord, enten du er utflyttet eller fastboende haugalending, er
det bare å ta taste ivei! God jul og en sprudlende millenniumsfeiring
til alle haugalendinger!! Hilsen Elisabeth Sande
** November 27. 1999: Sigurd Norman
Dear Mr. Hustvedt, I am
very sorry to hear about the tradgey that happened today. I now hear
that there were some deaths involved. It is very sad news to hear.
CNN has been follwing the story. That is where I first heard of the
incident. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. Thanks
again for keeping up your Haugesund web site. I hope you do not have
to report very many tragic stories such as the one today. Sincerely, Sigurd
November 27. 1999: Peter McGowan, Vancouver,
Canada ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
A GREAT BIG H-E-L-L-O to
everyone in Haugesund and especially to my sister Berit Slogvik who lives
in Hervik and is the beste sister you
could hope for. Her
husband's name is Sjur and she has three children - Eli, Ragnhild Kristin
and Bernt Sigbjorn. Should you
happen to see them please
say a giant HELLO from me, Margit, hersister in Vancouver, Canada. All
the best to everyone in Norge.
November 24. 1999: Olaf E. Langland,
San Antonio Texas, USA (email: email@example.com)
Hi everyone in Haugesund:
My name is Olaf Lang(e)land of San Antonio, Texas home of the NBA world
basketball champions. I just retired as a professor of dentistry at the
Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio after 40 yrs in academic
dentistry. I am 74 years of age, and in good health, and would like to
travel back to Norway and look up my roots. My grandfather Ole K.
Langeland came from the Langeland Homestead outside of Skjold. My grandfather
immigrated to the US, state of Iowa in 1881 and did very well. I
visited Haugesund and Skjold in 1986 and met with Sigmunn and Aslag Satre,
and they took me out and visited one of the Langeland Homestead farms,
which has been well preserved. Sigmunn is a retired manager of the
telephone company in Haugesund. Sigmunn's mother was a Langeland, and she
married Ole Satre and they raised a large family of achievers. I
hope to be able to visit Norway in the summer of 2001. Haugesund is a very
beautiful city which I would like to visit again. Olaf Lang(e)land,
1819 Babcock Rd, #113, San Antonio, Tx., 78029-4628, phone 210-344-1976,
Fax 210-344-1137, and internet address; firstname.lastname@example.org
November 16. 1999: Marlene Avery, Euclid,
Ohio, USA ( email:
What beautiful pictures!
My ancestors are from the Karmoy area and it's wonderful to see where they
come from. My Great Great Grandfather was Ole Andreas Rasmussen Aakra.
His daughter, Anna Helena came to the US and settled in North Dakota.
Ole had several children and I often wonder if I have family living in
this area today. If anyone has any information on this family, I
would love to hear from you.
Sorry, I do not read Norwegian,
but I do have a translating program that may help. Thank You,
November 16. 1999: Laila Gulbrandsen,
Haugesund ( email: email@example.com
Håper du har det komfortabelt i dette øyeblikk. Hilsen bittelille
Og siden det snart er jul
må jeg jo øve meg: God Jul og Godt Nytt År
November 14. 1999: Gail Lyn Leonard,
USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We found your site in doing
research for my daughter's school paper on Norway. We are of Norwegian
descent and I understand that my great-grandmother grew up in Haugesund
- she and her family moved there from Flekkefjord and the family name was
Swensen. Her name was Elisabeth and she emigrated to the U.S. and
married another Norwegian - Mikal Matthisen! We are enjoying
the sights around Haugesund a great deal, and if we get to visit Norway
(hopefully this summer) we will certainly make it one of our stops for
a visit. Keep up the good work!
November 13. 1999: Kurt Tverli, Rognan
( email: email@example.com )
Hei Haugesund! Morsom
side - bra side! Vi var på deres kanter sommeren 1999 på landsmøtet
i LLH - (lokalhistorie). Vi ble meget imponerte over landsdelen og alle
de detaljer fra fordums tid som blir godt ivaretatt av historielag og andre.
Ta godt vare på nåtiden også! (sjekk: www.articnet.com/shl)
November 11. 1999: Kristina, Haugesundsdame
Hei !! Detta va ein
go ide!!!!! Jaja...... eg elske byen vår
å d kåmme eg allti t å jørr!!!!!
masse klemmar ifrå Kristina
November 5. 1999: Harriet Persson,
Ronneby, Sverige ( email:
från Sverige till Jan, Gunbjörg, Janne och James och alla andra
som vi känner. Vi från Ronneby i Sverige hälsar alla i
Haugesund en trevlig Halloween. Massa klemmer från oss.
November 5. 1999: Patrick Webster,
Southern California, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bytte hus!! Og
I am planning a trip to
Haugesund in the summer of 2000 and was wondering if their is anyone from
your area who might be coming to America (specifically Southern California)
at that time, and who might consider trading houses for about 3 or 4 weeks?
We are just a few miles from Laguna and Newport beaches, Disneyland, Hollywood.
We are located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Our home is 3 bedrooms,
3 bathrooms, swimming pool, etc.. Email me at email@example.com
November 3. 1999: Grethe Anvedsen,
Stavanger, Norway ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei alle arabere!!
Jeg er en av mange utflyttede Haugesundere. Jeg flyttet fra denne vakre
byen p.g.a. at jeg giftet meg, men nå er jeg separert og alenemor.
Men det får nok gå bra det også. Jeg vil gjerne hilse
til alle kjente som skulle se denne siden. Jeg har gått på
Rossabø skole, Gard skole, Vormedal ungd.skole og Vardafjell vg.
skole. Så om noen ser dette, så kan jeg vel bare si at jeg
blir nok i Stavanger en stund til tenker jeg. Så vil tiden vise hva
som skjer. Kjekt å se bilder fra Haugesund forresten, god idè.
Hilser fra Grete
October 31. 1999: Einar R Solberg,
Knekken, 4818 Færvik ( Email: email@example.com
Hei jeg flyttet fra Haugesund
i 1983 og startet studier i Grimstad, siden den gang har jeg blitt her
. Bor nå på tromøya utenfor Arendal by. Har nå
oppdaget disse sider om haugesund og er ofte inne å leser litt om
min barndomsby. Jeg vokste opp på garå nord i byen ikke så
langt fra Haraldshaugen. Mine foreldre bor der fremdeles.
Jeg er interessert i å komme i kontakt med gamle klassekamerater
som gikk på Haraldsvang skole - vi gikk ut året 1976.
Kanskje vi kan få til en samling. Min bror Sten driver Sheiken bowling
oppe på Raglamyr. Hils alle der oppe. Hilsen en utflyttet haugesunder
October 30. 1999: Tommy Andersson,
Kalixbo, Sverige (email:
Sänder en hälsning
till Ann-Elin från en Kalixbo. Ha det bra......
October 29. 1999: Gaute Grindheim,
Chicago, Illinois, USA (email:
Sender en hilsen til alle
kjente I Haugesund. Det er en stund siden sist jeg var hjemme.
Jeg har bodd I Chicago i 11 aar naa. Haaper aa oppnaa kontakt med
gamle kjente paa denne maaten.
October 28. 1999: Francisco Hansen
Vik, Equador ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello my name is Francisco
Hansen Vik I live in Ecuador, I need to contact any family Hansen Vik in
October 21. 1999: Phil Hollingdale,
Stittsville, Ontario, Canada (email: email@example.com)
I recently discovered that my family tree did not originate in England,
but in fact, came from the Hallingdahl Valley. One doesn't have to
think very hard to understand how it came to be that the English natives
came to refer to our family name as "Hollingdale". Unfortunately,
English records are not clear on what our surname might have been before
visiting England in 1066. Viewing the photos did provide an errie
sense of deja vu. Best regards to all, Phil Hollingdale, Stittsville,
October 17. 1999: Geir Lyngholm, Santa
Teresa, Brasil (email:
Fint aa se fine bilder fra
Haugalandet. Hvis noen av dere som leser dette kjenner meg, send gjerne
October 13. 1999: Elisabeth Balle,
Holland ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Om jeg ikke er "homesick"
blir jeg det når jeg besøker sidene dine, flotte bilder og
daglige oppdateringer er supert.Jeg er en utflyttet Haugesunder som nå
bor i Holland. Hilser til alle som også har forlatt Haugalandet for
en stund eller for lengre tid, og selvfølgelig til alle dem som
fortsatt er i Sildabyen vår. Masse hilsner fra Elisabeth
October 8. 1999: Jon Otterson, USA
I have been frequently visiting
this site and enjoying the many beautiful pictures from around Norway!
I left my name and address before, but now I have a new address for anyone
who would like to contact me at home. It is: email@example.com
I would especially like to hear from anyone who knows of a Haaland farm
near Etne. That is where some of my great-great grandparents came from
in the mid-1800's to America. My one great grandfather was Haldor Sjursson
Holland, born Aug. 12, 1843 in Etne Prestjeld, Bergen Stift, and his wife
was Gunhild Maria Fjeld, born Feb. 26, 1847 in Renlid, Norway. I hope Eirik
will keep up this wonderful link between Norway and the rest of the world.
It is obviously enjoyed by many!
October 1. 1999: Espen Thune Berge,
Norway ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
En hilsen fra en Haugesunder:
Denne siden var utrulig bra! Den hadde det meste ::::::::::::
September 28. 1999: Bjørn Kyvik,
Haugesund ( email:
Det har vært meget
hyggelig å få lov til å bla gjennom mange av dine bilder.
Jeg må si du har vært meget ivrig med dette og resultatet har
vel da heller ikke uteblitt. Lykke til videre i din jakt etter inspirerende
motiv! Hilsen Bjørn Kyvik
September 27. 1999: John Young, Minnetonka,
MN, USA (email:
Hello to everyone in Haugesund.
We were thrilled and honored to visit your fine city on a reunion tour
of Norway, put together by my dear cousin Sigrid Sirnes and her husband,
Harald, of Haugesund. We were in Haugesund for the 29th-31st of July
for a reunion of my relatives, who came from the Frovik farm near Skjold.
Our time in your fair city is precious to us. Maybe we will visit
September 25. 1999: Den Collins, Long
Island, New York, USA ( email: email@example.com
Tusen takk for the Risøy
photos of Sept. 20. In particular, the third photo, froymby.jpg,
looked familiar to me. I checked with my mother and she confirmed
that the house in the foreground, just to the left of center, is the house
where Mormor (Martha Tollefsen) and her family lived. When
they were there, I recall Mormor saying the roof was sod. My family really
appreciates your work, Erik. I check for photos every day and frequently
use a favorite as my wallpaper for the day at work. Hilsen fra, Den Collins,
Hicksville, Long Island, New York, USA
September 22. 1999: Sherrill Swenson,
California, USA (email:
Hi: My name is Sherrill
Swenson and my grandparents came from the island of Karmøy in 1880
and 1882 to Illinois in the USA. Later they moved to South Dakota.
I always enjoy finding Karmøy cousins. My wife and I hope
to be on the island, and in Haugesund, next year, at the time of
the Sons of Norway International Convention. Hilsen fra Downey, CA
September 21. 1999: Linda Kallevåg,
Leirvik, Stord ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eg er veldig imponert over
denne siden din, du har fått det kjempebra til. Sender en helsing
til alle som skuleåret 96/97 studerte ved NæringsAkademiet
i Haugesund. Send meg en e-mail. Jobber for tiden på Flyspesialisten
på Stord. Ha en god dag ;-)
September 20. 1999: Fam. Baccelli fra
Albissola near Genova, Italy ( email: email@example.com
My mother is from Haugesund
and now lives with all the family in Albissola Marina, near Genova, on
the north west of Italy. We usually come to Haugesund at least once a year,
but it's always on Summer time. That's why we like to have a look at all
the pictures of this very nice site: we manage to feel how life is there
even though we are far away! It's nice to see how landscapes change during
the year. Thanks a lot for all the things you do!!!
September 15. 1999: Joan Kvande Brusewitz,
USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I sure am glad
that Tove told me to check out your site. Beautiful pictures. I would like
to see more of Kyrksaeteroera as that is where my, father came from when
he was 7 years old. The ones that you have shown on he Fjordway are so
pretty and would love to see as many as possible. Thank you so much for
all the work you put nto this site. Take care and Keep on Smiling !!
God Bless !! Joan Kvande Brusewitz
September 15. 1999: Ron Johnson, USA
( email: email@example.com )
My mother was born in Haugesund
in 1902. She emigrated to this country in 1920. I remember her telling
me about her home as a child. (We lost her to cancer in 1948). It is almost
like being there when I found this webpage. Keep up the good work and keep
the information coming. I'll make sure I'm sure I will bookmark this page.
anyone knows Johan or Age Kalsto in Haugesund I would appreciate it if
you could pass this greetings on th them) Hello Johan and Age, Greetings
from the US and your cousin Ron Johnson (Jenny's son). I hope that someone
on the net can pass this on to you. If you would like to contact me you
can do so with email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's hoping!! Ron
September 14. 1999: Jan Roger
Knutsen, student in Melbourne, Australia
Hei! Mitt navn er
Jan Roger Knutsen. Jeg bor for tiden i Melbourne, Australia, hvor jeg studerer.
Jeg synes det er helt topp aa kunne gaa inn her for aa se bilder fra Haugesund,
som er min hjemby. Dessuten er det altid litt spennede aa se om jeg ser
bilder av noen jeg kjenner her, og det har faktisk hendt. Takk for
flotte bilder fra Haugesund Jan Roger
September 13. 1999: Bente Fajardo,
California, USA ( email:
Hei, Mitt navn er
Bente og jeg bor i California, USA. Jeg har lyst til a sende en hilsen
til min bror Svein Helge Urdal og hans familie som bor i Haugesund.
Masse hilsen fra, Bente Fajardo
September 06. 1999: Marcia Freeman,
Hawaii, USA ( email: email@example.com )
I have enjoyed your pictures.
My husband and I will be visiting Norway for the second time next year.
We took a bus tour through Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland last year.
This next time, we will be taking the Norwegian Coastal Voyage.
Aloha, Marcia Freeman
September 02. 1999: Patrick Webster,
Santa Ana, California, USA ( email: Websterart@aol.com
been quite about 8 years since I last visited Haugesund, so it is very
interesting to see what's new and what has stayed the same via your wonderful
photography. I was wondering if anyone reading this would know
any of my children and their families who live in the Haugesund area. They
are Anne Marie Webster, Paul & Bente Webster and kids, and Terrance
Webster. If you do, could you please say Hi from their father.
Thank you for the opportunity to stay in touch with family and one of the
nicest areas in Norway. I lived in Haugesund a long time ago (1964 – 1965),
visited quite often and I still miss it.
August 30. 1999: Lauren Lodden Finnegan,
USA (?) ( email:
Hi, My Father's family lives
in Haugesund, his name was Lauritz E. Lodden. My cousins Anund Lodden and
Kirsten Log are still living there today. If anyone in Haugesund can reach
them, please let them know my Email address or let them know, I am trying
to contact them. Thank you, Lauren Lodden Finnegan
August 29. 1999: Geir S. Oestrem, Colorado
Springs, CO, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei, Jeg synes denne
"web-siten" var et kjempegodt initiativ. Det var utrolig artig aa se saa
mange fine bilder hjemmefra.
August 22. 1999: Bonnee
Hustvedt Sherwood Johnson, S Georgia, USA ( email: email@example.com
Hi, I have been persistent
in seeking more information about my heritage. I am the granddaughter of
the late Raymond Hustvedt, who's parents came over here to the US from
Telemark, Norway. I want to learn all I can about my family history. You
can e-mail me at : firstname.lastname@example.org. I will definetly want to visit this
beautiful country or yours. I am only 44 and know I know why I am such
a strong built woman, Its Norwegian!! Please feel free to contact me with
info or just to chat about your lands, ways, and history. I now live in
S GA. I was born in Mpls, Mn. Hope to find some relatives here and
chat with those of friends or from Norway.
August 11. 1999: Marijana, Zagreb,
Croatia ( email: email@example.com
I have got your page throug
a frend of mine in norway pictures are so beautiful and I am glad to be
able to at least enjoye the beauty of your country by internet. Hope
you are well and enjoying yourself. Love from Marijana
August 11. 1999: Becky Rhoads, Jacsonville,
NC, USA ( email:
Hi, think your town or city
is very pretty the picture you showed are beautyfull. keep up the good
work my name is becky i'm from jacksonville, nc usa .have never been anywhere
love this earthcam,com give us a chance to see what the other part of our
world looks like other than in books. Thank you for your time.
August 10. 1999: Jon Otterson, Madison,
Wisconsin, USA ( email:
I just had to wish everyone
there a wonderful time. I confess I do not like herring, but I *love* jazz!!!
Wish I could be there to share it!
Jon Otterson, Madison, Wisconsin,
August 08. 1999: Mari Anne, Lovina,
Bali ( eamil: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei, Det er topp aa faa
se bilder hjemmefra. Tusen takk!!!!!! Jeg bor paa Bali, og
hilser alle kjente. Kommer noen til Bali ta gjerne kontakt. Vi driver en
dykkerskole her. Mange flotte diving-sites here. So if you are a diver...
see you here in Lovina. Dykkerskolen heter Spice Dive. Mange hilsener
July 31. 1999: Mercedes C. Paulson,
USA ( email: email@example.com )
I have roots in Verdal.
I enjoyed your pictures Mercedes Paulson
Battle Lake, MN, 56515
July 22. 1999: Anne-Kari Haugen McKerracher,
Toronto, Canada ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Min fetter Morten Vik sendte
meg din addresse sist maaned men har ikke hatt tid til aa skjekke det for
naa.Jeg heter Anne-Kari Haugen McKerracher. Jeg flytta til Toronto,Can.
oktober 1982.Etter 3 aar saa flytta vi til Owen Sound, Ca.3 timers kjoring
NV fra To. Haaper aa treffe mange venner og kjente sommeren 2000.Det
hadde vert supert aa faa e-mail hjemme fra.Jeg var komfirmant i Rossabo
Kirke i 1975.
July 20. 1999: Berner Grinde, Australia
( email: email@example.com )
MAA BARE FAA TAKKE FOR KJEMPE
KOSELIGE SIDER OG BILDER FRA HAUGESUND OG OMEGN . JEG HAR BODD I
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA I 14 AAR , MEN ER FREMDELES ( OG VIL ALLTID
BLI) ARABER . DET ER VELDIG KOSELIG AA FOOLGE MED PAA DET SOM SKJER DER
HJEMME. TAKK IGJEN!! MASSE HILSEN BERNER GRINDE
PS! ER ALLTID INTERESERT AA PRATE MED FOLK FRA HAUGESUND PAA E-MAIL
July 15. 1999: Jon Field Otterson,
Madison, Wisconsin, USA ( email: JOtterson@erdman.com
I am a Norwegian-American
with strong Norse roots, but I have never been to Norway. I hope to visit
sometime before I die, to see if I can find any long-lost relatives.
My ancestors came from around Bergen, and also near Oslo, as far as I know.
Some I have traced to a Haaland farm in the Etne region, I believe.
If anyone is interested
in corresponding with me, I welcome them! Jon Field Otterson,
4914 Academy Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
July 13. 1999 : Ed Olsen, USA ( email:
Sailor in the 1880's:
My grandfather, Lars Olsen Bjelland, was born in 1865. He left his
home near Sunde in 1883 to become a seaman. He sailed on the following
ships from Haugesund:
31 Jun 1883 on Ida; he returned on 7 Nov 1883
2 Nov 1883 on Syljefriker(?); he returned on 21 Feb 1884
20 Mar 1884 on Ida; he returned on 9 Jul 1884
21 Jul 1884 on Ida; he returned on 5 Nov 1884
Following these trips he
shipped out of Arendal. Is there any place where information can be
obtained on the above boats? The information I would be interested
in is where they went? what was their cargo? what kind of boat was it?
who were the seaman aboard? are pictures of the boats available?
Any information is appreciated. If anyone knows where such information
could be obtained, that would be appreciated as well.
July 9. 1999: Hans-Arne Jørgensen,
Norway ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Selv om det snart e' 30
år siden eg flytta fra by'n så blir eg aldri nåke annet
enn "utflytta haugesunder"! Det er skikkelig gøy å bla igjennom
alle de utrolig fine sidene i "Haugesund today". Flott ..... åsså
så monge fine bilder !! Øyet blir stort
og vått !! Hilsen Hans-Arne Jørgensen
July 4. 1999: Johannes Priem, Gouda
Nice place! Never been there,
my collega has been in your country on holiday last four weeks. Fantastic
stay in your country. That's why it made me spy. J. Priem
Jun 29. 1999: Nicholas Møllerhaug, P.t. Harvard University,
( email: Nicholas.Mollerhaug@student.uib.no
Hei Eirik og andre!
Cambridge, USA, 1.7.1999
Eg heiter Nicholas, og song med deg i Kantoriet for nokre
aar sidan. Nett no er eg i statene. Har hatt gleda aa vera ved Harvard
University nokre veker, og sit no i ' the readingroom' i Widener Library.
Eg jobbar som 'researchassistent' for ein av litteraturprofessorane her.
Dette er eit skalkeskjul for aa kunna gaa i biblioteka her, utan aa vera
fast student eller ansatt her. Under rosettane i dette enrome rommet, sit
det mange folk og verkar viktige. Eg proevar ogsaa paa det, men faar det
ikkje heilt til. Ha ein GLAD dag!
Jun 29. 1999: Araber på TROLL-A-plattformen, North sea
Hei. Kjekt å ha en side om Haugesund
,som vi " arabere" i Nordsjøen kan klikke seg inn på når
hjemlengslen blir for stor.
Hilsen "araber på TROLL-A"
June 28. 1999 from: Marit Eikehaugen, Toronto, Canada ( email: email@example.com
Flotte sider fra Haugalandet, og takk for fin profilering
av Ølen i åpningsbildet!!! Hilsen Marit Eikehaugen
June 28. 1999 from: Berner Grinde, Melbourne, Australia (
email: BERNSUS@bigpond.com )
SENDER EN HILSEN TIL ALLE KJENTE OG UKJENTE I HAUGESUND
Hilsen Berner Grinde
June 27. 1999 from: Solveig (Svoldal) Morris, Kansas City, Missouri,USA
(email: BS11164@aol.com )
Hallo fra Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mitt navn er Solveig
Morris, (Svoldal). Jeg vokste opp paa Bakaroyna i Haugesund, og reiste
til USA i 1962. Idag fant jeg alle disse nydelige bildene fra Haugesund,
og fikk hjemlengsel. Jeg har planer aa komme til Haugesund neste
June 23. 1999 from: Oscar Osmundsen, Grannesgt. 5 N 5523 Haugesund
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei Eirik ! Har for ca. en halv time siden møtt
slekt fra USA som jeg ikke har kjent til, men som Haugesund Today har koblet
sammen. Jeg så for en tid siden en som takket for siden i gjesteboken.
Det ante meg at det kunne være noen i slekta. Sendte e-mail og fakta
var bekreftet i løpet av en time. Takk for det. Skulle hilse
og takke både fra Florida og New York. MVH Oscar Osmundsen
June 14. 1999 from: Donald Skjold, Newcastle, California, USA
( email: DSkjold@aol.com )
I have enjoyed my visit to Haugesund, and have assigned
it to my favorite places. My grandfather was Herbert Johane Friederich
Skjold. He married Ragnhild Haug in Boston in 1909. They both
left Norway in 1903. Mr greatgrandfather, Hoblein Skjold, married Helga
Gregersen. On the other side, John Haug married Marie Jakobsen.
Are there any relatives posting here who might know more about them?
I would love to here from you! Thank you.
June 8. 1999 from: Jannik Bacon , Iowa, USA ( email: email@example.com
Just a note to say how much I enjoy the pictures, and
to thank Inger Lise P for writing. I couldn't answer because
it said "invalid address" or address failure. I hope to visit Haugesund
and family there, sure different from Iowa. sincerely Jannik
June 6. 1999 from: Bjørn Arnstein Ramslie, Norway (
email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei, mitt navn er Bjørn Arnstein Ramslie.
Da jeg bodde i Haugesund som liten og hele farsslekten er derifra, vil
jeg hilse til mine slektninger.Håper dere har det bra alle sammen.
Håper dere kan kontakte meg.
May 30. 1999 from: Anne Marie Almeida, California, USA ( email:
Hi there!!! Thanks for your dedication and
your time, I can enjoy your beautiful pictures! I love Norway and
would like to visit there someday... meanwhile I have to be
content just on exploring the culture and looking at the pictures available
in the net. I live in California, north of Los Angeles... definitely
quite a change in the scenario!!!
Thanks again! Cordially Anne Marie Almeida
May 29. 1999 from: David Erich Larsen, Utah, USA ( email: email@example.com
Jeg enda gleder meg over det som står på
hjemsidene dere har arbeidet på. Jeg kan bare si som amerikaner,
Thanks a Whole bunch from over here. Selv om jeg ikke snakker norsk som
mors mål, det gleder meg at over internet, kan jeg ha kontakt med
et land jeg er veldig glad i. mvh D.Erick Larsen
May 28. 1999 from: Per Bjørn Eriksen, Håvik, Avaldsnes
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei. Sender en hilsen til alle Haugalendinger,
både kjente og ukjente. Dere kan lese litt om meg og mine hobbyer
på min internettside: http://home.sol.no/~perbjoen. Hilsen
Per Bjørn Eriksen Søralauvegen 23, 4265.Håvik Tlf.52843032
ISDN Fax.52840375 Mobil:91126943 E-post jobb: email@example.com
May 21. 1999 from: Jannik B. , Iowa, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi I see many Iowans enjoy your pictures and want to
add. I will keep this as one of my favorite sites. I was born
in Aalesund Norway but came to Iowa in 1949. My mother was from Haugesund,
( or close by in Aksdal) Kristine Aksdal, and still has both friends and
relatives there. I visited Haugesund 10 years ago and really enjoyed meeting
many of them. If anyone is on line that is related to Kristine or
Bertha Aksdal (my grandmother) I would like to hear from them. Jannik
May 19, 1999 from: Dagfinn Torp, Haugesund ( email: email@example.com
Vil først få takke arkitekten(ene) bak disse
sider. Her var mye spennende.
Sammen med kona Bertha som forøvrig kommer fra
nabo kommunen Tysvær flyttet vi til Haugesund i 1988.
Selv kommer jeg fra Sarpsborg. Familen forøvrig
består av gutten vår på 6 år, og en hvit katt som
er 6 måneder gammel.
Vedrørende Haugesund. Byen er jo
kjent langt utenfor landets grenser for å være en festival
by. Her arrangeres bl. annet havnedager, sildajazz og filmfestival. Med
andre ord, noe for enhver smak. Vil spesielt nevne sildabordet. Det å
avlegge dette selskaps bordet (som jeg selv vil kalle det) et besøk,
er en opplevelse jeg unner både turister og fastboende. Å
være tilstede i byen denne dagen er opplevelse. Her finner du ung
som gammel. Alle med det mål for øye. Å få en
smak av de ulike delikatesser som her finnes. Utennom dette er det
gode muligheter både hva gjelder turgåing og bading. For
de som ønsker en full oversikt over byen og disktriktet, så
anbefales en tur til utsiktsplassen Steinsfjellet.
Litt om familien. Kona som er hjemmeværende
husmor, har brevskriving og kryssord som sine hobbyer. I tillegg liker
bake. Ved spesielle anledninger disker hun også
opp med flotte marsipankaker eller andre varianter.
Jeg har mitt daglige virke som vaktmester og kirketjener
i en av distriktets kirker. I tillegg har jeg en stilling som sekretær
kristen organisasjon. På fritiden tar jeg enkelte
oppdrag som frilansevangelist samt noe taxi kjøring. Liker ellers
å lese bøker,
høre på musikk, eller se en god film. Med
denne hilsen vil jeg anbefale byen og distriktet . Her er mangt og meget
for enhver smak.
May 14, 1999 from: Olaf Langeland, San Antonio, Tx, USA ( e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org)
My paternal grandfather came from Skjold, Norway--outside
of Haugesund. My grandfather was named Olaf K. Langeland and immigrated
to US in 1881. Many of his decendents still live in Skjold area. I visited
Haugesund in 1986 and became acquainted with Sigmund and Aslaug Satre.
Sigmund's mother was a Marie Langeland from Skjold area who married her
teacher, an Olaf Satre, who was from prominent Norwegian family--at
least his brothers, who all made a name for themselves. Sigmund was manager
of the Haugesund telephone company for many years before he retired in
1987 or 1988. There is a Langeland family in Skjold who own a bakery that
makes the Langeland Bread which probably is still sold in Haugesund. If
there is anyone with any e-mail address, who would like to discuss the
Satre, Langeland and Torresdalfamily history from the Haugesund and Skjold
areas please contact me.. I am retiring as a Professor of Dentistry
at the Univ. of Tx Dental Sch at San Antonio Texas this year after 40 years
of teaching in 3 American dental schools and hope to do alot of traveling
with my wife Gwen--especially to Norway. There are alot of questions that
are still unanswered about my grandfather, Olaf K. Langeland, who came
to the US, married, with his wife raised 7 children--all successful
college graduates. I am sorry that I do not speak Norwegian--my grandfather
and grandmother ( a Swede) did not believe in teaching norwegian to their
children--they believed in America and wanted their children to achieve
in their new chosen country. I wished they would have taught my father
to speak norwegian, maybe I would be fluent in the language today.
Olaf E. Langland, 1819 Babcock Rd., #113, San Antonio, Tx, 78229.
May 14. 1999 from: Glenn Wikre, Shoreview Minnesota, USA ( email:
Your website is very near and dear to my heart.
My paternal grandmother was from Ytreland and I am sure went to Alvaldsnes
church. My paternal grandfather was from Skudeneshavn and I still
have relatives there in post office and at the Fishermans Museum.
Also have cousins in Kopervik. I must get a more detailed map of the area
so I can determine better where some of your great pictures are taken.
Thanks and keep up the good work. Glen Wikre
May 14. 1999 from: Lionel Comeau, California, USA ( email: email@example.com
A family friend worked at the UMOE yard in the past year
and told us about the Haugesund Today web site. We started looking
at the excellent photographs and although our friend has returned to North
America we continue to marvel at the lovely sights on the West Coast of
Norway. Keep up the fine work and we hope to visit the area some
May 08. 1999 from: Reidar Østensen, Vancouver, Canada ( mailto:
Greetings to familie and friends in Haugesund from the(pearl)
at the Pacific, Vancouver! Har mange gode minner fra denne byen, ser fremover
til neste gang jeg har anledning til og reise over. Ps. Excellent
pictures. Reidar Ostensen
May 06. 1999 from: Marjorie Wilson, England ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have just come back to England after having spent 12
days in Haugesund with a group of college students. I thought that
I would have a quick look to see what the weather was doing on the website
and saw the link to the football match picture. I had been to the
match and thought I might see myself [very vain I know]. And the
sad thing is, I can just about make out where I am sitting in the picture.
So I guess I can say that I have my picture on the internet now.
A first. We all had a wonderful time in Haugesund... it really has been
a placeof contrasts and surprises for us. Thank you to all you wonderful
Norwegian people - so kind, friendly and hospitable. Can't wait to
come back Marjorie Wilson.
April 28. 1999 from: Dagfinn Heimestøl, Haugesund, Norway
( email: Dagfinn.Heimestol@fkra.no
i rundkjøring var drittøffe. Eg likte spesielt han så
sto heilt te venstre på bildet. Han var tøffe. Dei andre
va tøffe dei og, men ikkje så tøffe. Go TWA!!!!!!!
April 28. 1999 from: Gunnar Kjell Rustad, Haugesund ( email:
Hei Erik. Til lykke med russe feiringen. Ta godt
vare på deg selv. Vi skal se etter deg i russetoget. Vi ser deg før
det. Hilsen Farmor og Farfar
Gunnar Kjell Rustad Karmsundgt. 95 5531 Haugesund Phone 52
71 17 40
April 28. 1999 from: Gunnar og Liv Kari Fosen, Dubai ( email:
Her kommer en hilsen fra fire haugalendinger i Dubai.
Vi er inne og leser Hgsd. i dag hver dag. Og det er veldig spennende hva
som skjer hjemme, været er jo noe av interesse, da vi her nede i
Gulfen har stort sett sol og sommer hele året, men nå begynner
det og bli veldig varmt. I dag 28. april hadde vi 43 gr. kl. 1300, og det
er varmt skal jeg hilse og si, men vi overlever med aircondition innendørs
hvor enn vi er og i alle biler .Nå nærmer det seg snart sommerferie
og vi ser fram til og komme hjem og kjøle oss litt ned.. Skriver
mer siden, ha det godt alle Haugalendinger som leser dette. Mange vaaarme
hilsener fra Åse og Jarly Jacobsen med lille Ida 6 år,
Hilsen Gunnar og Liv Kari Fosen med datter Christina 7 år (971-4)
39 99 178 Mobile (971) 50 6585369
April 28. 1999 from:Lars Walker, USA ( email: LARSKVAL@aol.com
Tusen takk for siden din. Det er en av de mest interresant
jeg har sett. Du sikkert arbeider mye over den. Jeg er amerikansk-født,
men noen av oldeforeldrene mine kom fra Karmøy og Randaberg. Jeg
besøkte Norge i 1994, og har mange gode minner. Jeg er takknemlig
for muligheten å si nye fotografier daglivis.
Med hilsen, Lars Walker ( Forfatter av "Erling's
Word," publisert av Baen Books, og "Wolf Time," kommende i juni fra
April 27. 1999 from: Micke, Lina and Elisabeth (?), Sweden (?) (
Wahey Haugesund!! thanks for a great visit..hehe
Me and my friends visited your beautiful town and we fell deeply in love
and we will be back for sure this summer. I love the night life over there
and the nice guys...esp Eik..u know who u are and I luv u=)
Micke and Lina thanks for easter...mwah! Elisabeth thanks for having
us in Bomlo=)
April 26. 1999 from: Dennis Sibert, West Des Moines, Iowa, USA (
I got this website from a man in North Liberty Iowa.
I live in West Des Moines Iowa. My grandfather came to the U.S. at
the age of 16 or 17 in the late 1800's. My mother and father
visited Norway in 1980 for their 50th wedding anniversary. My wife
is Swedish, so we hope to visit Scandinavia sometime. I am really
enjoying the website!!
April 25. 1999 from: John Fridahl, Danmark ( email: email@example.com
Hej Steen Erik Hansen. Du er dansk født
og har boet i Gammeltoftsgade. Du blev som jeg gift med en Haugesunder,
men bosadte dig i Haugesund, mens jeg tog bruden til København.
Hvordan har du det? Lad et par ord falde, har talt med Hanne(pige) på
Hilsen din fætter John.
April 25. 1999 from: A. Dohmen , Nederland ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, You asked who visits your page. I belong
to the 5% you mentioned (others than Norway and USA). I spend my hollidays
5 times in Norway and I can imagine the feeling you describe. It's a very
nice country and I will visit again. Last year we visit to
walk. Unfortunately the weather was very bad. We would like to try it again.
With bette weather of course. Sometimes on a free sunday or
dark evening I get the feeling that I want to know how the weather is in
Norway. Then I take the webcams and dream away! That's my reason to visit
your site. I also like the webcam of Finse. We've cycled there. Greetings!
April 23. 1999 from: Jan Kvindesland, Stavanger ( email: email@example.com
** NB ** "MENING" om navnet Nilsenbakken! Øverst
i Nilsenbakke bodde Hanna Nilsen. Hun hadde butikk i krysset Stavangergaten
/ Spannevegen - like nord for Haga sin skofabrikk. Der hadde hun
også en liten løe, og en ku eller to som bl. a. beitet på
eiendommen nord/vest for Stavangergaten, som hun visst nok også eide.
Hennes datter Nora betjente butikken i slutten av 50 årene - da jeg
vokste opp i strøket her. Nora var gift Skådel, og bodde
i huset sør for Haga sin skofabrikk - i Nilsenbakken. Dette
er grunnen vi ungene i Spannaveien fikk opplyst opphavet til navnet Nilsenbakken.
April 23. 1999 from: Sherelle, Phoenix, Arizona USA
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi there! I just wrote to say that I really enjoy
looking at all the beautiful pictures you put in Haugesund Today.
An old acquaintance by the name of Steffen Andre Marthinussen gave me the
address to your website. He lives there in Sveio. We met through
the internet last year. Sadly, now we lost contact. I hope
he is doing well though. I really think Norway is so beautiful.
I hope someday I get the chance to see it in person. I especially
love the pictures you have on Djupadalen.... that place is sooooooo lovely.
Is that like a park or something? Well, I hope you will keep putting
more pictures. You are truly doing a great job. The pictures
are so clear! Best wishes! Sherelle
April 23. 1999 from: Anita Torsteinsen, Sveio ( email:
Endelig har jeg funnet denne siden, som du Cato Helgesen
nevnte en gang på jobb. Jeg jobber som han, på Heimdalplattformen
i nordsjøen, skal på jobb på mandag, ser ikke
spesielt fram til det, må jo reise fra barna mine i 2 uker. Trøsten
er at jeg kommer hjem til 17mai. Kjempefine bilder fra byen og omgivelser,
så jeg kommer nok til å "kikke"innom denne siden igjen, spesielt
når jeg er på jobb. Jeg jobber forresten som kokk på
Heimdal. Sender en hilsen til Hans Gunnar Frøystad ,hils familien!
April 21. 1999 from: Richard Sutherland-Smith, New
Zealand (email: email@example.com
To any friends I have left from 1964 in Christian Haaland
a/s or the Russ at the Høgre skole.
Richard Sutherland-Smith, Wanganui Collegiate School,
New Zealand ( http://www.collegiate.school.nz/
April 21. 1999 from: Denward W. Collins, Long Island, New
York, USA( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mormor grew up on Risoy. Martha Tollefsen.
I understand that she had a dress shop in Haugesund in the mid 1920's.
My family was able to join her in visiting Haugesund in 1969. Wonderful
memories. Best wishes from Long Island, New York, USA
April 19. 1999 from: Rune Pedersen ( email: Rune.Pedersen@sm.bi.no
Takk for ei fina sida om Haugesund. Greit med oppdaterte nyheter!!
April 18. 1999 from: Trond Emberland ( født i Ølen
), USA ( email: email@example.com
Kjaere alle i fra Ølen, Jeg heter Trond Øyvind
Emberland og jeg var fodt i Ølen i 1957. Min familie flyted
til America i 1960. Jeg bode i Ølen i 1978 til 1980 med min besteforeldrer,
Simon og Anna Ekrheim. Jeg ville bare hilse til Asmund Ekrheim og
hans familie. Nok for na. Vist der er noen som leser dette, kan du ver
sa snill og sende meg noen ord. Min e-mail er firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ha det bra, Trond Emberland
April 17. 1999 from: IANNIS KOSMATOS, Kefalonia, the Ionean
sea, Greece (email: email@example.com)
Hi. I am sending you my greetings from greece. I live
on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionean sea. I enjoyed the pictures and
through them I formed a completely different of Haugesund than when I visited
it about twenty years ago. I really loved the town but now I think its
much more beautiful. As a matter of fact we intend to be there in
mid-July. I would be grateful if you could recommend any good hotels.
We had a good friend who was born in Haugesund. Her name is Toril Rannestad
. As far as I can remember her house was at Kirkegt church
street? If by any chance you know something about her I would be
glad to about her whereabout. Thank you for the nice time you are
April 16. 1999 from:Ann Elin Asbjørnsen, Hämeenlinna,
Finland ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei alle Haugalendinger! Kjempe kjekt å få
se ferske bilder fra hjemstedet når jeg er en utflytter fra Haugesund
og bor nå i Finland, Hämeenlinna. Sender også en liten
hilsen til alle kjente på Haugalandet, spesielt til Stine Tvedt &
Malin A. Friestad.
Hilsen Ann Elin Asbjørnsen
April 16. 1999 from: Chris Knutsen, Karmøy p.t. Wisconsin,
US ( email: RE8LADY@aol.com )
Hey!! My name is Chris Knutsen and I'm from
Karmoy. Now I'm living in Wisconsin, US, for a year, but I love to
come to Haugesund today and look at the photos, cause I miss home...thanx
for doing this, I think it's great. And it gives me an opportunity to show
people here what it looks like where I live. The funny thing is that it's
first now I've realized I get to live in a place where most people just
dream of living in...Thanx for doing this, good job guys...
April 15. 1999 from: Guri Wee Waage, Statfjordplattformen, Nordsjøen
( email: email@example.com )
14 dager på Statfjord B, og med bare hav rundt
seg på alle kanter. Da er det fint å titte innom "Haugesundssidene",
hvor man kan se både Haraldsgatå' og Presten. Hilsen
Guri Wee Waage
April 14. 1999 from: John Huberdeau, Canada (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
A short visit from a Franch Canadian whose mother was
a Skare, and whose father came from Orland. John Huberdeau
April 13. 1999 from: Bruce Lind, Tacoma, Washington, USA ( email:
Greetings from Tacoma, Washington I check
your great web site daily and always enjoy and learn from the photographs.
You have surely chosen an interesting variety of scenes to share with your
My name is Bruce Lind and my grandfather emigrated to
the USA from Avaldsnes parish in 1888. He was born Jorgen Mikal Olsen
in 1869. The farm he was born on is Spannhelgeland. His parents,
Ole Lind Hanssen and Berte Karine Endersdr. were cotters on the Leite (sub)farm
from the 1850's until 1903. Three of us who are grand children of
Jorgen Mikal Olsen (he went by the name George Michael Lind in the USA)
will be visiting Haugesund this July. We will have spouses and three
of Jorgen's great grandchildren along as well. We hope to be able
to locate the farm name Leite on Spannhelgeland while we are in Haugesund.
We will also ask to see if we have cousins in the area.
I am looking for a day when you have taken a drive through
the Spannhelgeland area
and some scenic photographs of that region appear on your web site.
Thanks again for your creativity and dedication to sharing the beauty of
the Haugesund area with the many of us who have been waiting a very long
time to visit.
Sincerely, Bruce Lind, Professor of Mathematics, University
of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA 98416 Phone: (253)756-3552 FAX: (253)756-3352
April 11. 1999 from: Sivert Vedøy, Nanaimo.B.C. ( email:
Hallo til alle fra to utreiste karmoybuer. Morsomt aa
se bilder fra Haugesund. Fra Inger og Sivert i Nanaimo.B.C.
April 11. 1999 from: Eivind Sjøen, Karmøy Norge (
email: email@example.com )
Hilsen, spesielt til Helen og Ole i USA!
Hei, jeg er også innom denne siden, selv om jeg
bor på Karmøy og ikke langt fra Haugalandet! Tenk, så
kjekt å høre livstegn fra deg, Helen! Du er fortsatt i USA!
- og jeg er fortsatt på Bygnes! En hilsen også til deg, Eirik!
April 10. 1999 from: Eric Glicker (Lovise Meling), California, USA
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Min mor, Lovise Meling var fodt i Haugesund paa Rogalandsgaten
og vi har komt paa besok flere ganger. Dere har lagt saa manger nydelig
fotoer paa "web-siden" av Haugesund. Vi satt og saa pa fotoer og
min mor synes at det var neste like godt som a kommer 12 timer med flyen
fra California. Jeg har besoket Haugesund manger ganger aa ser min
bestemor og tanter og jeg kan endelig sier at Haugesund er "best i sydvest."
Du kan plustre inn paa Totalen og gaar ut igjen som de sier i gamle Haugesunds
sangen. Hilsen til alle and SKAAL for de pene bilder dere har samlet.
April 06. 1999 from: Martin Schouwstra, Nederland ( email: email@example.com
Jeg heter Martin Schouwstra. Jeg kommer fra Holland og
veninne min kommer fra Forresfjorden, Norge. I sommeren kommer jeg pa besok
i Haugesund. Vi ses. Hilsen fra Nederland, Martin.
PS: Can anybody tell me about the film/jazz or other
festival dates in Haugesund? Tusen Takk. Jeg kan ikke snakker sa godt norsk,
men jeg laerer snart. Hilsen igjen, Martin
April 06. 1999 from: Fred og Linda Åmodt, ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei, vi heter Fred og Linda Åmodt..
Vi er haugesundere men flyttet til Kristiansund april-98... veldig
kjekk side du har laget... vi savner Haugesund veldig så nå
i april 99 flytter vi hjem igjen. Vi har 3 barn på 6år, 4 år,
8mnd. så vi gleder oss masse til å komme hjem til familien
vår. Hilser til alle kjente som er innom på denne siden. Hilsen
Linda og Fred Åmodt
April 04. 1999 from: Dana & Beryl, Wellington, New Zealand
( email: email@example.com
We are visiting your area in May... just found your homepage
tonight. Good fun! Thank you. Especially loved the
hen photos !!!! We have hens ourselves. Haugesund hens look as
hen-brained as ours! Dana & Beryl, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 04. 1999 from: Ole Andreas Thorsen, Fairhope, Alabama, USA
( email: email@example.com
Hei, vi koser oss med å se på bilder og lese
nyheter fra Haugesund og omegn. Vi bor i Fairhope, Alabama (nærmeste
"storby" er Mobile). Her kommer vi i kontakt med andre nordmenn via sjømannskirken
i New Orleans, Louisiana. Hilsen Helén , Ole, Andreas & Elisabeth
April 02. 1999 from: Marit og Arild Stø, Kina ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vi takker for kjempefin web-side. Settter pris på
alle de fine bildene fra Haugesundsdistriktet. Mange hilsener fra Marit
og Arild Stø.
Mars 29. 1999 from: Burton Lothe, Newton, Iowa, USA ( email: email@example.com
Hi, I am Burton Lothe from Newton,Iowa USA.
My Grandparents came from Utne, I remember hearing them talk about the
Hardanger Fjord. They never forgot their homeland. I check in on this site
daily and really enjoy the different views. Keep up the great work!!
We are planning a trip to Norway next year. Burt Lothe
Mars 29. 1999 from: Terje Brathen, Oseberg, North sea ( email: Terje.Brathen@hydro.com
En hilsen fra oss her på Oseberg Feltsenter. Fin
side for oss med hjemlengsel!!!!
Mars 23. 1999 from: Erling Sangolt, Norway ( email:
Hallo på dere. I dag er det veldig kaldt ute (
red. anm: Hvor?? )
Mars 22. 1999 from: Cato Eriksen, Kolnes / Heimdalsplattformen
( email: Cato.Helgesen@nho.hydro.com
Jeg arbeider som nattkokk på Heimdalplattformen
i nordsjøen, og et absolutt hødepunkt på vakta er å
sette seg ned i kaffepausen og logge seg inn på "Haugesund Today"
Da blir en oppdatert på hvordan været er hjemme, og spenningen
er der alltid om en kanskje ser noe eller noen kjente, og litt artige bilder
fra ting som skjer der hjemme. Ekstra stas er det naturligvis når
bildene er fra området hvor en bor. Tusen takk for at dere gir oss
fra distriktet disse lyspunktene i vår hverdag her ute og tro meg.;They
makes a difference!!! Også kan vi jo mobbe alle de kollegaene som
er så uheldige å måtte bo andre steder i landet, hvor
de ikke får sin daglige oppdatering, samt at vi får briefe
oss og vise dem hvor fint det er på haugalandet. Ka fakerten!!! I
dag er det hjemreisedag , å det ska bli himla godt å komma
him! Vennlig hilsen, Cato Helgesen Hestfaret Kolnes.
Mars 20. 1999 from: Gwen Knighton, Las Vegas NV
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your site is beautiful and very professional. I am 3rd
generation Norwegian and have only been privileged to go to Norway once.
This is a rand way to visit. Gwen, Las Vegas NV
Mars 12. 1999 from: Jarle Loland, P.t. Trondheim ( email:
Hei. Hilsen fra Trondheim, haugesundere på tur.
Mars 12. 1999 from: Kees & Elly Schout, Hengelo, The Netherlands
( email: email@example.com
Hei Erik, Nice to see your photos. We have bookmarked
your site. We apreciate it very much. The energy and time you spend to
this every day is worthwhile to see !! We enjoy it very much. Good luck
with your work. Kees & Elly Schout
Mars 9. 1999 from: Rolf Thorsen, Oslo ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hei Eirik, Gratulerer med fin pris. Det er vel fortjent.
Jeg bor i Oslo, og setter svært stor pris på sidene dine. Er
stort sett bare en tur i Haugesund om sommeren, så det er OK å
se hvordan det er fra dag til dag ellers i året også. PS kan
du ta noen bilder fra Skåredalen, Tømmerdalen, jeg har slekt
der ? Hilsen Rolf
Mars 9. 1999 from:Jan Ragnar Hagland, Trondheim, Norway (
Til Gjesteboka, Takk for fin og informativ webside. Fint
å kunna sitja her i Trondheim og vera orientert om 'ka så e
tids' mellom øktene med haugesundsbesøk! Beste helsing Jan
Ragnar Hagland, Professor, NTNU, Trondheim
Mars 8. 1999 from: Fredrik Buch, California, USA ( email:
Hi, I was just snooping around, and found your site,
and many nice pictures. The Dokken area is especially interesting to me,
since I'm Carl Egil's little brother, in California, the land of Sunshine
and Electronics! Seeing pictures from the harbour area reminds me of Stavanger
when I was a kid... Enjoy the clean air!!! Fredrik Buch
Mars 8. 1999 from: C. J. Eike, USA ( email: OZARKIKE@aol.com
My wife and I visited your wonderful city of Haugesund
in July 1994. All my grandparents immigrated to Iowa from Norway.
My mother's father, Nils Bortvit (Bortveit), was born in 1874 on Osteroy
Island, and her mother was born in 1888 in Bergen. My father's parents
came from the Haugesund area. Andrew Eike was an orphan (I was told)
and was raised in the Eike Farm District near Haugesund. He was born
Jan 30, 1853 and we think his father's name was Ole Muejataen. Andrew
came to America ca 1875. His wife's name was Axness (Aknes).
She died several years after coming to USA. Andrew then married my
grandmother, Elizabeth Carlson, born 1867 in Olen Sondhordland, Norway.
The Carlson family came to America from Ilsvag, Norway, ca 1885.
During our visit to Haugesund, we visited the villages of North Eike, South
Eike and Aknes and many other communities in the Haugesund area.
But, I was unable to locate any of my grandfather's relatives. We
did visit many of our Bortveit, Jamne and Carlson cousin in Norway.
Norway is a marvelous country. In our travels, I often wondered how
my ancestors could leave such a beautiful country, but times were difficult
then. Congratulations Eirik for taking on such a great project in
bringing the community of Haugesund to the people of the world. Thank You,
Tusen Takk. C. J. Eike
Mars 7. 1999 from: Jarl Haugen, Utah, USA ( email: email@example.com
My name is Jarl Christian Haugen. I was born in Haugesund
in 1944. We moved from Haugesund to Utah USA. in 1949. I do not remember
very much of the town, but I do enjoy the pictures. My brother Norman Haugen
came across your site and email your webb site. Would like some email
from anyone who would have the time to write. Chris & Judy Haugen
Mars 5. 1999 from: Kjell Kolsaker, Trondheim, Norway ( email:
Snublet over denne siden ved en ren tilfeldighet. Plutselig
kan jeg være tilbake i denne byen jeg vokste opp i for 30 år
siden. Kjenne "luktå" fra ferske bilder hver dag fra skrivebordet
mitt her i Trondheim. Helt utrolig. Jeg håper du/dere kan fortsette
lenge med disse sidene.
Hilsen Kjell Kolsaker (også kalt "Fiskaren" på
skole på siste halvdel av 60-tallet)
Mars 4. 1999 from: Elise Høyland, Svalbard, Norway
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei Haugesund Today Jeg
flyttet fra Haugesund for å studere i 1985, siden har jeg bodd litt
rundt omkring, mest i Bodø. Nå er jeg på Svalbard, og
har stor glede av å gå inn på Haugesund Today og se på
flotte bilder fra Haugesund. En får hjemlengsel av mindre.
Mars. 3 1999 from: Hans Gunnar Frøystad, student i Kristiansand
( email: email@example.com
Tips har ført meg til denne siden, og som student
i Kristiansand får en litt hjemlengsel når en ser Haugasundet
en ettermiddag i mars! Det blir ikke siste gang denne siden besøkes.
Hilsen Hans Gunnar Frøystad
Feb. 28 1999 from: Harald Aksdal, Fairfax Vermont,USA ( email:
Greetings from Fairfax Vermont,USA. Congratulations
on your "crowbar" award. Your recent pictures of Bakarøynå
hit home, so to speak, as that's where I was born and spent the first seven
years of my life. Thank you, keep up the good work and I'll continue
to look forward to your excellent picture tour of my old home town. Harald
Aksdal ( click to see picture )
Feb. 27 1999 from: David Edgar, UK ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have visited your site on a regular basis for the last
couple of weeks and find it very interesting, I have never been to Norway,
but after seing your photographs I would like to visit one day. Having
seen streetcams, on other sites before, I find your site much more interesting
because you give a commentary as to what is happeing on that day and the
pictures are varied. So, thank you very much, for some insight into
Norwegian life and the beautiful pictures. Keep up the good work!
Feb. 26 1999 from: Leslie Hemmingson, Iowa USA
( email: email@example.com
Hi! Per Helgesen directed me to your site.
It's WONDERFUL! And I plan to spend more time looking at your pictures.
My Great, Great Grandparents are supposedly buried in Haugesund and their
son, Mikkel Tostensen Elgeraas was born there before emigrating to
Wisconsin and then Iowa. He served in our Civil War shortly after
he came to Wisconsin and later settled in Iowa. According to my mother,
he was a wonderful, wonderful man. We have a translated copy of a
letter from his father, Tosten Ingebritson Elgeraas. Mikkel's mother was
Kari Mikkelsdatter. Thanks for this wonderful site, Iris
Hemmingson from Iowa
Feb. 25 1999 from: Norman & Lynette Haugen, West Point,
Utah, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for the pictures of the 25th of Feb.
They were very interesting to me, as we lived by the large white home you
referred to as Kringsto. The other pictures also brought memories,
although some changes have been made. I still recognize the area where
the new homes have been built. I played down there - caught crab,
and fish on the dock. Keep up the great work. I love this site.
Norman Haugen - former Haugesunder who will come for a visit in the sumer
************* I would sure like to hear from people
from Haugesund via 'e' mail !!!! **************
Feb. 25 1999 from: Tom Ask, ( email: email@example.com@epix.net
I have enjoyed the web site, thanks for the information
and photographs. My parents were from Haugesund and our family lived
there in 1970. We have enjoyed many trips to Haugesund and it will
always hold a special significance for us -- a place of deep roots and
stability unlike our situation in the U.S. Regards, Tom Ask
Feb. 23 1999 from: Ola Nestaas, Sai Gon, Vietnam ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- OBS: mailadr virker ikke !! )
Hei Eirik, en liten hilsen fra Sai Gon, Vietnam. Vi bor
her nå på andre året og trives godt i varmen. Savner
naturligvis Smedesundet og den friske havluften i blandt. Et oppslag på
HT hjelper godt på, og en tur på elven nå og da.
Legger ved to bilder fra elvelivet: FrakteskuterTradbåt
Hilsen Ola Nestaas m/familie.
Feb. 21 1999 from: Wayne & Mette Midboe, Carson city, Nevada
( email: WAYMIDBOE@aol.com
Hei Til Haugesund Sender en liten hilsen fra Carson
City, Nevada USA. Vi har familie, venner og kjente paa Karmoy og
i Haugesund. Vi har vaert inne paa HEC baade titt og ofte takket
vaere et stykke fra Haugesunds Avis sendt til oss. Det er kjekt aa
sette seg ned med ungene og se paa bilder og minne dem paa hvordan det
er. Vi skal ogsaa flytte tilbake til Norge naa til sommeren. Vi sees
da. Wayne, Mette, Timothy and Bianca Midboe
Feb. 21 1999 from: Bob & Jean Murray, Cedar Rapids, Iowa , USA
( email: YOBOBGOLF@aol.com
Hi Eirik... We enjoy your pictures from Haugesund.
My wife and I were there in 1994 to find her mother and fathers family.
Her father was born in Kyrping, and mothers family in Etne. My wife also
has family at Molde, Gaupset, Gronningsater and Valldal. We found a man
(Stein Valen) from Story City, Iowa, living in Etne. He introduced us to
all the cousins and their familys. Thanks for the news & pictures.
Bob & Jean Murray
Feb. 19 1999 from: John Johnsen, Nederland ( email: email@example.com
Fra: John Martin Johnsen, Almere, Nederland. Flotte bilder,
Eirik, dette er noe vi utvandra Haugesundere kan kose oss med. Selv vokste
jeg opp pa Skeisvoll, ved Nordra Skeisvatnet. Gikk pa Gard skole fra 1950
til 1958. Na bor jeg i Nederland og jobber med shipping og driver bar pa
si. Jeg fant sden din i dag og na kommer jeg pa daglig besok. Hilsen John
Feb. 11 1999 from: Michal Aase, Karasjok, Finnmark, Norway ( email:
En liten hilsen fra en "gammel bygutt" som nå bor
i Karasjok. Det varmer godt å se bilder fra hjembyen når temperaturen
her oppe kryper under -40 grader ! PS: Legger ved et bilde
jeg tok i går ettermiddag. Temperaturen var da ca. -39 grader og
Feb. 9 1999 from: Joakim Lund, Haugesund, p.t. Konstskolan, Finland
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Til Eirik. Mitt navn er Joakim Lund og jeg studerer kunst
i Finland. Gratulerer med hyggelig hjemmeside om Haugesund. Det varmer
godt når der er 24-C her. Takk!
Feb. 9 1999 from: Larry Mulligan, Nicaragua ( email: email@example.com
Hello there! My name is Larry Mulligan and I'd
just like to comment that your website is great! I'm a Nicaraguan who got
recently married to a girl from Haugesund and I've never been to Norway,
much less Haugesund and it's really great to see the pictures and imagine
what it's like to be there. I'm planning on going in Christmas to meet
my new family and look forward to seeing your beautiful city! o.k., it
was a pleasure once again and keep up the good work!! Sincerely,
Feb. 7 1999 from: Jan Roald, Norway ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ville bare si du har noen glimrende sider, og det er
kjekt å se oppdaterte bilder fra hjembyen når en er ute og
studerer. Håper du fortsetter med dette... lykke til videre!!
Hilsen Jan Roald
Feb. 5 1999 from: Trubaduren Jojo, Haugesund ?? ( email: email@example.com
Hei Eirik. Liker web-sida di godt,, koselig å
se bilder fra byen vår. Jeg er nok en av dem som stadig er innom..........
Feb. 4 1999 from: Susanne, Germany ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was in haugesund and haugalandet in 1995. but only
for a very short time because I was on the way back to germany. I
was very happy to find such a nice site about haugesund. I like the
fotos and i come here every day. thank you for the great pictures!!!
Feb. 4 1999 from: Knut Hausken, Trondheim, Norway ( email: email@example.com
Hei Erik. Takk for fine bilder fra Hauge og Asalvik!
Det var som å komme hjem en tur. Tilbrakte mye av min barndom i strøket.
Fine bilder fra Kvalsvik og Killingøy. Været er nokså
skiftene i Haugesund. Vi har en liten storm her i Trondheim også
idag (snøstorm). *** Ellers er jeg interresert i å komme
i kontakt med andre som driver med slektforskning, spesiellt de som har
etternavn Hausken.** mvh Knut Hausken
Feb. 4 1999 from: Dallas Fuller, Lake Havasu City, Arizona,
USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
( a response to my Norsk/ Engelsk-question)
We have been off-net for a week and are now looking at
the great pictures you photographed this past week. We really enjoyed the
"mirror pictures". Your web-site just gets better and better each week.
We like your captions in Norsk and English. Since we are primarily English
speaking, we need English to fully understand the content. However, we
are striving to learn Norsk also. Thus we vote for both. We know this causes
you more effort, but we are grateful. Tusen Tak, Dallas and Dolores
Jan. 30 1999 from: Johs. Helgesen, Moss Norway ( email: email@example.com
***** Etterlyser Lindøe-slekt i Haugesund *****
Har noen kjennskap til Lindøe-slekt med inngift
forbindelse til Målselv i Troms. Karen Anna Olsdatter Lindøe
f. 30.08.1892 i Målselv - far Ole Bernhard Mattiassen (event. Mathiassen)
f. 04.01.1863 i Målselv . Karen Anna var gift med en ved navn Lindøe
fra Haugesund. Dersom noen vet noe om dette kontakt over internett adr.
E-post: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hilsen J. Helgesen Moss.
Jan. 31 1999 from: James W. Norris, USA ( email: email@example.com
I thoroughly enjoy Haugesund Today, because it keeps
the memories of my friends, Hilmar & Erna Bastholm fresh in my mind,
even when they are so far away. It is also nice to see a contrasting
climate to ours in Florida. Keep up the good work.
Jan. 28 from: Mary Ann Tighe, Newark, New Jersey USA
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
January 28 from Newark, New Jersey (email@example.com)
My daughter, Lauren (her 1st visit) and I (my 2nd ) just came back
from a visit to our extended family in Haugesund. We arrived on Jan
11 right after the snow fall on the previous night. It was like entering
a fairy tale of what you expect to see in the books about Norway in the
winter. It was breathtaking. This site helps bring back our
wonderful winter visit. I am forwarding this site to my daughter in California
and will be a frequent visitor also. Thank you for this picturesque
web site which brings us closer to our family and friends in Haugesund.
Thank you for sharing this site with us, I only wish I understood Norwegian
and then I could truly appreciate it more. Hello to Synne, Jen, Jan
Olav,Peder,Turid & Magne Alvheim and also those wonderful watch keepers
Bjorn and Tina; they have the best watch shop in Haugesund!
Jan. 24 from: Linda McKnight, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hi! My name is Linda, and I live in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. I just learned of this site today, and I'm very happy
to send a greeting to my "relatives" in Norway. My mother and her family
are from Norway, but I do not have the exact information at this time;
hopefully, I will have this soon. One of my dreams is to visit the
beautiful country of Norway, and I hope to realize this dream one day.
Thank you so much for this site and the beautiful pictures! God's
blessings to you! Linda McKnight
Jan. 19. from: Roger Berg, USA ( email: email@example.com
Dear Eirik: My grandparents left Norway in 1903
for the United States. My grandmother was from Haugesund and my grandfather
was from Skanevik. I have many relatives in Norway that I have never seen,
but my son visited Norway last June and was warmly greeted by our long
lost relatives. We hope to have a family reunion within the next
few years. Thank you so much for your web site. It is wonderful!
Jan. 19. from: Signe Lill Hansen, Norway ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Takk for spennende sider ! Da jeg leste gjennom din gjestebok,
fikk jeg lyst til å **** etterlyse Randi
Digernes ****som bor i Tucon,Arizona. Hvis
du har e-mail adresse Randi, send noen ord til meg! Vil også
si hei til Kirjan i Paris,hvis han skulle komme til å kikke på
siden din. Klem fra Signe Lill e-mail email@example.com
Jan. 15. from: Gordon Ferguson, Glascow, Scotland ( email:
Dear Erik, A Guid New Year from the Fergusons in Scotland.
We enjoy reading all the fascinating letters in your Guestbook. We
are particularly interested in the correspondence relating to AFS students
past and present as our daughter Sian is presently living with the Nordvik
Family in Haugesund on the AFS scheme. We miss her very much although E-mail
keeps us in touch and your web site brings us closer with her pictures
and scenes of life in Haugesund. Her best friend is Julie Robinson and
we have enjoyed reading her family's letters in the Guestbook.They comfort
each other when homesickness threatens occasionally! It is Burns'
night on 25th January so we sent some Haggis to the Nordviks - we hope
that they will like it!! With best wishes from Gordon &
Jan. 15. from Gordon Norman, USA ( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, My name is Gordon Norman - a Norwegian descendant
who's mother came from the Hallingdahl area. I brought over 150 people
to Norway this last August visiting Oslo, Bergen, Fagernes, Lillehammar
to name a few. I really enjoy the north of Norway, especially Tromso.
Thanks for your nice Web Site. Gordon Norman
Jan. 15 from: Mike Taylor, Durham, England ( email: email@example.com
Hello Eirik. I have visited your fine town
last March and I hope to do so again before March 31st 1999. I work at
New College Durham in the north east of England, I teach Mechanical Engineering
subjects and our two College's are involved an exchange project to develop
knowledge and expertise in the use of compressed natural gas for vehicle
I wish to send New Year greetings to all of my friends
at Haugaland Vid Skole, particularly - Hilde, Bjorn, Kjell, Jan and Olav.
I hope to meet up with them all again soon. I would be happy to hear
from any one at the College or from Haugesund town. Is any one interested
in a "house exchange" for the summer holidays?. My Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to hearing from you. Mike Taylor
Jan. 15 from: Knut Hausken, Norway ( email: email@example.com
Hallo Eirik. Flotte bilder fra Haugesund idag.
Det er sjeldent å se så mye snø på de kanter.
Men det varer vel ikke så lenge. Storm og styggvær ligger og
venter. Vi får nyte det så lenge vi kan. Hilsen
Knut (utflyttet Haugesunder)
Jan. 8 from: Jo-Ann (Larsen) Thornton, ( email: ThorntonJL@Npt.NUWC.Navy.Mil
Hi Eirik. I'm so happy my cousin told me
about your web site. A little bit about myself and my family.
My father, left Haugesund in 1950 and my mother and sister left in
1951 for the USA. i was born in the USA in 1952. My parents are Jabob
and Ane (Jektevik) Larsen. My parents were born and raised in the neighboring
communities of Royksund and Skjold respectively. I still
have aunts, uncles and cousins in Haugesund. My sister and I were
visiting Haugesund this past spring. We were able to celebrate the
17th of May together for the first time in Norway. What a wonderful
experience. Haugesund is such a beautiful city. I feel like
I can take short trips "home" every day and see what is going on back home.
Keep up the good work. Jo-Ann (Larsen) Thornton
Jan. 7 from: "oseverin", Norway ??
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei. Flott dette med bilder fra byen,godt arbeid.
Jan. 7 from: Craig Nelson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA ( email: Motife@aol.com
Eirik, this is my favorite and most regularly visited
webpage, a superb window on Haugesund and Norway. My grandfather Weir Nelson,
was born in Etne, near Haugesund in 1891. My grandmother, Ella Tabitha
Thompson, also came from the area, in a place called Severeide, where Eric
Severeid, the renowned CBS broadcaster came from. Their families came to
the U.S. in the 1890's because of the military draft laws and the onerous,
corruptness of the lendsmenn in the area, who imposed prohibitive, punitive
taxes on their land to force its sale to the lendsmenn. I visit Norway
every year, and am in love with everything about it, its healthy
robust people, its black/gray rock mountains, its dark fjords, its greenery,
and its ancient, mysterious, silent past. I have learned, through the Kathleen
Stoker books from the University of Wisconsin Press, to read and speak
Norwegian. I have yet to be able to understand it when its spoken.
Jan. 4. 1999 from: Odd. Fr. Johannesen, Melbourne Beach,
Florida, USA ( email: OFJINUS@aol.com
Happy New Year, Eirik!
Browsing around checking the weather situation in Haugesund
in the new year -(huttemegtu - I'm happy we're here), I came over your
"Haugesund Today"-pages. CONGRATULATIONS - it's a Great idea
and, as I notice from the guestbook, certainly appreciated by the
many "i utlendighet" who wish to be in contact with friends and family
and get news from home. We just moved into our brand
new house located at Melbourne Beach, FL and will spend part of the year
here (winter months that is!!), but with my business in Norway we will
still live in Tysvaer for most of the year. Our 3 kids and 5 grandcildren
all live in the Northeast, with everybody gathered here during the Christmas/New
Year holidays for a Great time - the last ones just left today.
Hope everything is well with you and your family; would be grateful
if you drop off copy of this greeting to your neighbours Lulli & Erling
as well. Hanne-Mi also sends her greetings. Vennlig hilsen
Odd Fr. Johannessen
Jan. 2. 1999 from: Sandie Vogelpohl, Saginaw Michigan USA
( email: SEWSandie@aol.com
I am so thankful that I came upon your site. Some
day I hope to visit your lovely country. I have had a pen pal in
your beautiful city for 30 years and have never met her. I would
like to say hello to her - Sissel Haukas and her husband, Leif. We have
raised families together through the years, and now speak about the fun
of having grandchildren. I would like to wish her and her family
and all a Happy New Year! Living in Michigan, I think we must
have the same type climate. We are a state of 1000's of lakes and
boast of having three LARGE ones surrounding us. Norway is my adopted
sister country. Thanks for all the pictures and I plan to return
on a daily basis. You make me feel right at home! Sandie Vogelpohl,
Saginaw Michigan USA
Jan. 1. 1999 from: The Robinson family, WA, USA ( email: email@example.com
Happy New Year Eirik! Our family and friends have
enjoyed your site since May of 1998 when we first found out that our daughter
Julie Robinson would be spending a year as an AFS exchange student in Haugelandet.
During that time we feel that we have gotten to know you as well as Haugelandet
a little, and have been very gratified with your fulfilling our "Picture
wishes"! We watch with amazement and interest as your site has grown
from the "Digital Camera Network" (www.dcn.com) days to the recent glimpse
into the "Virtual Haugesund" concept of the future. What interesting
ideas and visions are in the head of Eirik Hustvedt! Thank you for
sharing your world with us all! Mitch Robinson, Lake Stevens, WA
Jan. 1 1999 from: Stefan Söderberg, Sverige ( email:
Hej Norge och Haugesund! Hjärtliga Hälsningar
från Sverige och Stefan Söderberg. jag bor i samhället
Lomma strax nord väst om Malmö, och har varit i Haugesund många
Dec. 31. 1998 from: Bud Halverson, South Dakota (?) USA (
I am Bud Halverson, born 1940, in Veblen South Dakota
( the town is named after one of your famous countrymen) father of three,
computer amatuer. My Grandfather was born on Snorteland farm, south
of you, on the east coast of Karmoy. (as you can see I haven't figured
out how to acess the Norwegian letters on my computer ---yet) I enjoy
your site and photographs very much. Keep up the good work
Tusen takk Bud
Dec. 27. 1998 from: Inger Marie og Gordon, Bogota, Colombia
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Buenas Eirik!!! Sender en hilsen fra Bogota i Colombia,
og ønsker med det deg og resten av haugalandet et godt nytt år.
Vi var russ i våres, på henholdsvis Kopervik
og Skeisvang v.g.s., men nå bor Gordon her i Bogota (og har gjort
det de siste fire månedene) og
har julebesøk av kjæresten sin Inger Marie!!
Jeg, Gordon, jobber på et team med fem andre norske ungdommer med
barne- og ungdomsarbeid i
noen av de fattige bydelene her i hovedstaden.
Dette skal jeg gjøre frem til sommeren 2000.
Jula her i Colombia og Bogota er veldig annerledes enn
den hjemme i Haugesund og på Bleikemyr, og det er ikke fritt for
kommer litt ekstra frem nå om dagene. Da
er det veldig fint å kunne få se de bra bildene fra Haugesund
og sånn. Tusen takk for et kjempebra
Vennlig hilsen fra Inger Marie og Gordon.
Dec. 27. 1998 from: Kathy Muir, USA (?) ( email: email@example.com
I am Kathy Muir, and my grandfather was Gundvold Fillinger
(Fyllingsnes). My mother, sister and I visited relatives in
Haugesund in 1974 or 75, and I'm hoping to return for a visit within 2
years, after we retire. I'll share your site with my Norwegian friends.
We're avid hikers, so it was fun to explore future trails through your
pictures ( Kringsjåturen ).
Dec. 27. 1998 from: Ralph E. Rennemo, Scotsdale, AZ, USA ( email:
I am Ralph E Rennemo, son of Johan E. Rennemo who came
to USA in the early 1900's I became acquainted with the pictures
etc. through a meeting with Roger Espeland at a lutefisk dinner in Scotsdale,
AZ. We visited Norway in the l970's and enjoyed it lots. Met
several relatives in Oslo, Verdal, Malm, Bergen and other areas where my
father was brought up until' leaving for America at the age of 17. Any
relatives or other Rennemo's please contact me. Thank you.
Dec. 26. 1998 from: Carole Verschoor, USA ( email: Cverschoor@aol.com
Roger Espeland gave me the address to this site.
My family came to South Dakota and Iowa from Stavanger and Telemark in
the 1870's. I studied at the University of Oslo in 1996 and traveled
around Norway. I love Norway and I am very proud of my Norwegian
heritage. I hope to visit again soon. Carole Verschoor e-mail:
Dec. 25. 1998 from: James A. Blumer, Denver, Colorado,
USA.( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year! I discovered
your website by searching for Haugesund. Your pictures are wonderful!
My wife has cousins in Haugesund, and we have visited there twice. We live
in a suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA. Our relatives in Haugesund
are Margit and Olav Egil Larsen. We are both retired, she from teaching
and me from computer programming,analyst, manager etc. Her late father
was Mandius Svinakleiv from Skjold. I would like to get other e-mail
addresses of people from your area. Jim and Arlene Blumer
Dec. 25. 1998 from: Jerry Goldfarb, Miami, Florida, USA ( Email:
We wish all our family members living in Haugesund
a very merry christmas: Amdal , Staveland , Goldfarb, Johannessen
. we are enjoying the warmth of Miami Florida . Jerry
, Jerry, Liv , Elise, Kjersti.
Dec. 24 1998 from: Gary&Alice Vedum ( Email: email@example.com
Merry Christmas to your part of the world from Kenosha,Wisconsin
USA. Gary&Alice Vedum
Dec. 23. 1998 Julehilsen fra: Richard Falck ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Ønsker min kjære by Haugesund. En
god jul & et godt nytt år HILSEN fam Linda m/ Falch..
Dec. 22. 1998 from: Åge Førre, Slater Iowa, USA ( email:
Hallo Eirik. What a great service you are providing for
us "utvandringar" with all your pictures and answers to the questions we
have when in doubt as to what it is and where it is. You seem to know it
well! Christmas in Iowa is different then what we as kids grew up
with in Norway.Here it starts in november,with lights and music at all
the local stores and malls,by the time Christmas actualy arrives it has
lost some of the joy. We do try to make some Norwegian food for christmas
but some of the "real stuff" is not available. My good friend,Arne Kallevik
[Fördesfjorden] sends me a package full of törrfisk each year
and that gets a good cooking for julemat. Lutefisk is available but does
not have the flavor that you in Norway is used to. Pinnekjött is not
to be found any place at any time. Even as we grew up in Norway, pinnekjött
was never heard of, but on one of our trips back we had the pleasure of
eating it at christmas eve, what a delightful meal that was. I could
go on and on men saa blir det bare rot. Wish we could be there again this
christmas but we have to do with what we have.
ÖNSKER DERE ALLE EN FLOTT OG GLEDLIG JUL OG
GODT NYTT AAR. Hilsen Åge Förre
PS: Keep up the superb work you are doing Eirik,we all
love it here in Iowa!!!!!!!!!!
Dec. 20. 1998 from: Justin Forre, Slater Iowa, USA ( email Aage
Hallo Haugesund. My name is Justin Forre
and my grandpa is Aage Forre and we live in Slater Iowa.My brothers names
are Jacob, Gabe, Jeff, Aaren and my sisters are Sara and Abby. I like
to eat some Norwegian foods and we eat that at Christmas [Jul] GOD
JUL ,GODT NYTT AAR! Hilsen fra Justin.
PS: Eg er 8 aar.
Dec. 19 1998 from: Martijn Schoemans, Nederland ( email:
Dear Eirik, If i red the guestbook well, i have
the honor to be the first person from The Netherlands who signed your guestbook!
I enjoy your site very much cause you live in this beautiful surrounding.
One day you had taken pictures at Skeisvang and my girlfriend who was in
that class told me to take a look at your site. And so i did, now i take
a look every day for the latest pictures! Keep on going with it!!!
Greetings from The Netherlands, Martijn
Dec. 19. 1998 from: Tor Hagland, Hagland, Haugesund, Norway ( email:email@example.com
Hei igjen, Eirik - Hyggelig med siden din. Denne hilsenen
er fra hagland altså ikke den mest eksotiske men alikavel. Tor
Dec. 19. 1998 from: Solfrid Førre Todd, Iowa, USA ( email:
Hi Eirik, I have been enjoying all your pictures ever
since my brother, Åge Förre, "found you" while doing some surfing
one night. We grew up in Förre but immigrated to Iowa when we
were teenagers back in 1957. Our mother was Ingeborg Förre and taught
school there before moving to the US. I'm a regular visitor to your page
and enjoy absolutely ALL your photos and even make copies of them to show
off my wonderful, beautiful home country to my friend and family. We have
lots of family in the Haugesund area and we make trips back home regularly
to visit and also to satisfy my yearning for the beautiful, marvelous
landscape that is so familiar to me from my childhood. Keep
up the good work, I'm hooked on HAUGESUND TODAY!! MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL. Greetings from Iowa, Solfrid Förre Todd
Dec. 18. 1998 from: Peter Kolja Krauß, Engelskirchen, Germany
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Eirik, I send my greetings from Germany -
Engelskirchen- a small Town near Cologne. I was often in Norway ( I even
had a girlfriend in Elverum, a long time ago). I like Your Country very
much.I am teacher at school here and built in the year of 1946. Have a
good week end, best wishers from Peter.
Dec 18. 1998 from: Lyle and Ardis Grove Rochester, Minnesota, USA
( email: email@example.com
We are so pleased to see these pictures and read about
the AFS students in Norway! We are friends of the Robinson family;
we and they lived in Alaska at the same time. Merry Christmas to
all. Lyle and Ardis Grove Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Dec. 17. 1998 from: Linda Robinson, Lake Stevens, WA, USA ( email:
Hello Eirik!! I am Julie Robinson's mother....you
have so far communicated only with my husband Mitch. Now I must thank
you so very very much for not only the interesting and varied pictures
of Haugesund, but those of my precious daughter, too. Yes,
now at this Christmas time of year, I (we) are missing her very much, and
the pictures today are truly delightful. I enjoy seeing all the pictures
of the Norwegian landscape. Norway is lucky to have such a devoted
citizen as you. One day we will be able to visit Norway, meet Julie's host
family, and will certainly want to meet you also. Thank you again
very much. Linda Robinson
Dec. 17. 1998 from: Gail H. Pierce ~ Fairhaven, MA, USA (
email: GREAT4IDEA@aol.com )
Hi! Just a note to say how much I enjoy your site. I
try to "visit" every day or so. Also enjoy the weather updates. Keep
up the good work! Merry Christmas. Gail H. Pierce ~ Fairhaven, MA
Dec. 16 - 1998 from: John Alfred Hustvedt, Oslo / Haugesund
( email: John.A.Hustvedt@nor.xerox.com
Hello Eirik Finally a guest book at your site.
A site who is of special interest for us away form home, and want to check
the weather etc. Keep up the good work and spirit, and I do really hope
that you will be able to make a living out of your project soon. Regards
Dec. 16- 1998 from: Rachel Court, Southampton, England ( email:
Hei Eirik! Thanks for keeping the Norway fans of
the world supplied with reminders of some of the reasons we like Norway
so much. God Jul og Godt Nytt År, Rachel. P.S.
I also admire your persistance in photographing in all kinds of weather!
Dec. 18 - 1998:
Hei igjen! I just saw the picture of the AFS students
and it reminded me of the amazing experience of swapping countries for
a year ( I lived in Venice in Italy as an AFS student in 91-92 )
If you meet with them again, tell them I wish I could do another year,
and that I hope their experience is as an enlightening one as mine was!
Dec. 16 - 1998 from Sean Fitzpatrik, USA ( email: Sean.Fitzpatrick@state.ma.us
Crazy as it may sound, I have bookmarked webcam images
from all around Norway. Each day when I go to work I look at about 15 webcam
images to get a sense of what is happening in Norway, the weather, the
time of day. I am not Norwegian and I have never been to Norway, but I
thought it would be fun to adopt a country and become a "virtual" citizen.
I am happy to say that I do check your site each day to look at the latest
photos. My only question -- can virtual citizens vote in Norway?
Dec. 16 - 1998 from: YOSHIMI Maria IZUMISAWA, Tokyo, Japan (email:
Kjaere Eirik: Hei! Hvordan gaar det i dag?
I was so surprised that there was a GUEST BOOK in your. Haugesund page
all of sudden, but I am very happy with it! When I was watching the
town from ferry boat, many people were having nice time in cafeteria and
seaside. Suddenly it began to rain so heavily but the people seemed
to enjoy the accident of summer rain. Also, I remember there
were some beautiful shapes of bridges and roads. On the same day, I asked
a Norwegian who was working in the old watch tower in Stavanger, "Why the
town of Haugesund was so lovely?" He explained that a successful
man of Haugesund donated a lot of money to the town for the purpose of
building and making good town for the people. I would like to visit and
read the history of Haugesund someday. Fordi jeg har ikke venner fra Norge
her i Tokyo, det er saa vanskelig aa huske Norsk, men jeg leser Norsk med
deg! TUSEN TAKK! og GOD JUL! og GODT NYTT AAR!
Med venlig hilsen, YOSHIMI Maria IZUMISAWA
Dec. 15 - 1998 from: Roger Espeland, Scottsdale, Arizona ( email:
Hei, You have a fantastic web site. It would be
great to have more of these around the world. I am Roger Espeland from
Scottsdale, Arizona and live in Haugesund in the summer months. My
photo and an article was in 11/07/98 Haugesund Avis this summer.
I have informed family and friends of this great site. I am addicted to
a daily visit to your site! I have seen the building where my leilighet
is and one photo I was in but difficult to spot Many of your photos are
familiar to me and I enjoy the comments on hose not so familiar.
Mange takk. Helsing, Roger
Dec. 15 - 1998 from Martin aus Halle, Deutschland ( email:
Hey Eirik! Jeg heter Martin og skiver fra Tyskland! Jeg
har vaert i Haugesund en gang og jeg likte meg god der. I should better
turn to English. Yes I like the coast and especially the norwegian. I like
the country and the people and so I like to watch how the year goes by
in Haugesund. Well, I like most the pictures from the landscape and the
contrasts of nature and economy. Go on as you did in the last weeks.
Dec. 15 - 1998 from Linda Rossehaug, Vormedal, Karmøy Kommune
( email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Hei takk igjen for De fine bildene Du sendte. Jeg
het Linda Dagsland før jeg giftet meg, Jeg er født på
6 .1.1967. Jeg er oppvokst sør i byen,like
ved Lundal Auto, og bor nå på Moksheimåsen og har 3 barn
3mnd,2år og 8 år.
Kommer til å følge med på sidene dine.
Dec. 15 -1998 from: Dallas/Dolores Fuller, Lake Havasu-City, Arizona,USA
I am Dallas Fuller and my wife is Dolores (Espeland)
Fuller form the USA. Dolores's father is from Olen and migrated to the
USA in the early 1900's. She has many relatives in the Haugesund
area within a 150 KM. We attended an Espeland reunion this past summer
in early July in Olen. Over 450 Espeland descendents attended. Perhaps
you noted it in the local newspaper. Please excuse the improper O because
I do not have a Norwegian computer!! We spent 2-3 weeks in the Haugesund
area and enjoyed it very much. After finding your website we hit it almost
every day. Your pictures are great. We will send requests periodically.
Thanks for making our day!! Dallas And Dolores Fuller,
Lake Havasu - City, Arizona, USA
Dec. 15 - 1998 from: Norman Haugen, Utah, USA ( email: email@example.com
We have talked via 'e' mail before, but never in your
guest book. I enjoy all you pictures very much, and escape to your
web site every night before retiring. I was born in Kristiansund
N. in 1941. I don't know when my parents moved to Hasugesund, but
I do remember an awful lot of the way it was before we moved to the U.S.
in 1949. I attended the first grade there (Braderblik ?? ) and spent
many hours in the city park. The gazebo was there when I lived there.
My grandmother lived just a few yards up from the park. My father
drove a bus up and down araldsgaten. We lived on Bakaroyna
(????). It was great of you to take the pictures of the house we
lived in, and the back yard. It brought many memories. My cousin,
whom you have contacted - Adolf M. Haugen lives there. One of these
times, I am coming for a visit, and probably will not want to come back.
We live in Utah - just a few miles from the 2002 Winter Olympics. Hope
to hear from you again. Thanks for all your efforts.
Dec. 15 - 1998 from: Lars Weyer, Michigan USA ( email: Larsweyer@charter.net
Hallo Eirik / De er mange her borte som liker bildene
fra Haugesund. Jeg er en av dem. Jeg heter Lars Weyer og var fodt i Haugesund
i 1944, emmigrerte til USA i 1960. Va hjemme pa besok et par ganger, siste
gang var i 1986. Fra det jeg husker fra Haugesund, ser jeg store forandring,
og det mellom Plasser og bygninger som er akurat som for. Jeg har bestemt
meg og ta en tur hjem sommeren 2000. / Jeg bodde pa Ole Frovik
gt 4 ute pa Rossabo ( Fjellstemmen ) . Et par bilder fra den
plassen ville vert kjekk og se. Thank you for keeping the memmories
alive. Hilsen Lars
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