Help me decipher this handwritten Norwegian postcard from an ancestor
March 1, 2014 1:15 PM Subscribe
My dad found this postcard that was sent in 1910
from my great-great-grandmother to her son and his wife. I've taken a stab at translating it from Norwegian to English using Google Translate, but I've only been able to figure out a few words due to the handwriting. There might also be some characters that I'm not familiar with. Can anyone decipher more of it?
posted by theory to Writing & Language (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The first sentence seems to start with "We are all [something] and struggling..." but I'm lost after that, except for occasional words like "letter" and "pains". I'm getting the impression it's not a happy message.
The front of the postcard is a photo of my great-great-grandmother taken by a professional photographer. She has a very solemn look on her face, but I know most people in that era went for the dignified look in photos.