Ida Sorteberg, Geneva Sorteberg, Some of their brothers
Yesterday I spent some time with my grandfather’s sister. She has always held a special place in my heart. This woman is amazing. She has kept a journal and photos all of her life. Right now they are packing up to move back to Montana. 40 years of history packed up. She is 90 years old and remembers everything. I am 40 and I can’t remember last week! She has 69 photo albums and scrapbooks that she has labeled and maintained.
When I looked at her scrapbooks I noticed that she has a napkin from every event she ever went to. I love that. Who thinks to save something and write a little note to go with it. There were so many articles I wasn’t able to even put a dent into what she has.
I was also struck by how much she is still in love with her husband. They were married in 1943 when she was 20 years old. He is a wonderful man, can’t hear but she talked about him and smiled about him with an amazing love that I haven’t seen anywhere else.