Festive opening of the season at the childhood
home: Knut Hamsun's childhood home in Hamsund,
Hamarøy opened it's doors to the public with a festive
opening and disclosure of a memorial plaque on June 18th.
Then we were all treated to freshly baked waffles and coffee cooked over the open fire in the forge. Many thanks to cool Eigil and his staff for the unchallenged best waffles of the year so far and for the coffee: it just tasted heavenly. Why must we everywhere else in our modern times have to live with some brown fluid in a plastic cup out of a chromed machine instead of REAL coffee like here :-)
The show was put on by manly Nils-Arne Johansen - on
the barrel organ. We danced to the music of a newly restored
organ, which after a thorough examination and repair at
the Nordnorsk musiksamling in Tromsø museum now again is
back in the museum Nordlandsmuseet at Hamarøy bygdetun
as good as new.
Finally heartfelt thanks to Bodil Børset from the Hamsun-centre for her warm and personal word, hugs and flowers for me. I was so touched, as it probably could be seen. It was just so lovely to be back.
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