(journal entry from August 26, 2019)
After the schoolhouse, Erik took us over to the farmhouse where Swen and Thilda lived before the schoolhouse. The farmhouse has been abandoned for several years and unfortunately, it burned down a few years ago, but it was still really neat to see the barns that were still standing and also the foundation and rubble that is left over from the house.
If you’ve read the backstory that I posted here then you read about a photograph that was found by Erik only 3 months before Brittani and her husband came to visit Sweden back in September 2008. Well, that photo was found in this very farmhouse.
We even found some artifacts from the house… some nails (which I wish we could bring home, but I’m sure they won’t make it through airport security), a pair of round rimmed glasses, a piece of wood that was part of the wall, some pieces of the foundation, and some pieces of the roof tiles.