lauantai 10. marraskuuta 2012

Kolme sisarta - Three Sisters

 
 
Tämän viikon Sepia Saturdayn aiheena on naiset, puhelin tai puhelinkeskus.
Kuvassa on kuitenkin aikamoinen työntouhu joten kerron naisista ja naisten töistä. Esittelen teille kolme sisarta,  mieheni isoäidin, Hiljan sekä iso-tädit Hildan ja Iidan. 

This is my post for Sepia Saturday 151

The promt picture shows women working at  Bell System Telephone Switchboard . These women look very busy at their work, so I decided to  tell about women.  To day I'll present to you three sisters Hilja, Hilda and Iida.
 
Hilja, mieheni isoäiti, oli vanhin siskoista.
Hän syntyi 24.4.1890.
Hilja, my husband's grandmother was the oldest of the three sisters.
She was born 24.4.1890
 
Hilda ( oikealla ) syntyi 16 Elokuuta 1895 ja Iida 4 Helmikuuta 1898.
Perheessä oli kaikkiaan seitsemän lasta, neljä poikaa ja kolme tytärtä.
Hilda ( on the right ) was born 16.8. 1895 and Iida 4.2. 1898.
The family had seven children, four sons and three daughters. 
 
Tänään kerron  vain Iidasta:  
To day it's all about Iida: 
 
At school Auttoinen, Padasjoki 
Iida at school on the right with a head scarf. Iida koulussa, oikealla huivi päässä.
 
 
At that time, in the 20th century usually the eldest son inherited the house and the daughters had only three options regarding their future, either to marry, go to service to a big house or remain as a maid in their brother's house . It was not probably not very nice to be as a servant to her brother's new wife and the salary was food.  
Siihen aikaan 1900-luvulla  talon peri yleensä vanhin poika ja talon tyttärillä oli oikeastaan vain kolme vaihtoehtoa tulevaisuutensa suhteen, joko mennä naimisiin, joutua vieraalle palvelukseen tai jäädä kotitaloon piiaksi. Ei varmaan olisi ollut kovin mukavaa olla  omassa kodissaan veljen uuden vaimon komenneltavana ruokapalkalla.
 
At Chicken School Hämeenlinna

Iida went to the city of Hämeenlinna and began studying at so called Chicken school ( Poultry school ).  Iida on the front holding the broom.
Iida muutti Hämeenlinnan kaupunkiin ja meni ns. Kanakouluun ( oikeasti Siipikarjanhoitokoulu )opiskelemaan kananhoitoa.  Iida edessä luutimassa.
 
As a gift from school Iida brought to her sister Hilja some Orbington chickens, large yellow chickens. In this picture the chickens seem to be common white chickens, quite big however.
Tuliaisiksi Kanakoulusta Iida toi Hilja siskollensa Auttoisille suuria keltaisia Orbington kanoja. Tässä kuvassa taitaa kuitenkin olla ihan tavallisia maatiaiskanoja, aika suuria joka tapauksessa.
 
Chicken school's students on the steps of the school. Iida left, the third from the bottom.
Tässä Kanakoulun oppilaita koulun portailla. Iida vasemmalla, kolmas alhaalta.
 
 
Today  Chicken School is called  Wisahovi and it's a place
 for family celebrations, bussines meetings etc.
Nykyään Kanakoulun nimi on Wisahovi.
Hieno paikka viettää vaikka sukujuhlia, liikeneuvotteluja ym.

At Siunauksela Orphanage
 
Iida didn't like working with chickens for long.
She got a job from an  orphanage.
This time she didn't bring any gifts for her sister Hilja.
Kananhoito ei Iidaa kauan mielyttänyt.
Hän lähti Siunauksela-nimiseen orpokotiin lasten hoitajaksi.
Ei tuonut tuliaisia siskollensa.
 
 At Cotton Factory Tampere
 
Ladies are going shopping, Iida on the left.
Larger city, Tampere attracted Iida, her sister Hilda lived also there.
Iida got work from Tampere Cotton Factory.
Iida sewed socks.
She send lots of socks to sister Hilja.
 
 Suurkaupunki houkutteli, sisko Hildakin asui siellä.
Iida pääsiTampereelle trikootehtaalle töihin.
Iida ompeli sukkia.
Hilja- siskon perhe sai taas tuliaisia.
 
As a nanny, Auttoinen, Padasjoki 
Yet she had time to take care of her nephew's children. In the picture Iida is about 50 years old, she is holding baby Maaria, my husband in the middle, and Kairi, my husband's mother.When the children came to school age, Iida's help wasn't needed so much any more.
Vielä hän ehti hoitamaan sisrenpoikansa lapsia. Kuvassa Iida noin 50-vuotiaana sylissään Maaria-vauva, mieheni keskellä ja Kairi äiti. Iida-tädille järjestettiin oma huone, Iitan kammari. Kun lapset tulivat kouluikään, ei Iidan apua enää niin paljon tarvittu.  
 
 
Hilja and Iida
 
  At the Home for Senior Citizens in Tampere
My husband and daughter visiting Aunt-Iida about 1980.
Iida died 29.6. 1988 at the age of 90 in Tampere.
 
 Muista siskoista myöhemmin.
 I'll tell about the other two sisters later.
 
More stories from here Sepia Saturday 151
 


24 kommenttia:

  1. What a pleasure it is to return from holiday and discover a new Sepia contributor. And what a fascinating and richly illustrated post this is. I, for one, am looking forward to many more posts.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks Alan! Hope you had wonderful holiday. And thanks for visiting here. I'm glad you liked my post.

      Poista
  2. Hieno kertomus, koko elämänkerta mahtui yhteen postaukseen. Sinulla on valtavan hieno kuva-aarteisto. Parasta tietysti se, että tunnet kuvien tarinat. Toivottavasti tarinat säilyvät tuleville sukupolvillekin.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos Cheri! Kuvia on paljon ja tietoja piti vielä varmistaa aamulla soittamalla Vaarille (98 v.). Hän muistelee paljon ja muistaa paljon tarkkoja yksityikohtia. Yritän kirjoittaa niitä nyt muistiin.

      Poista
  3. Such beautiful ladies! Loved this post; can't wait for more!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thanks Deb! And thanks for stopping by!

      Poista
  4. Hieno tarina! Mukava lukea, miten elämä on kuljettanut Iidaa, muistakin siskoista tulee varmaan postaus?

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Kiitos Saraheinä! Siskoista tulee kyllä postaus myöhemin.

      Poista
  5. You have some delightful pictures here apart from the sisters. The shots of the chicken farms are gems - especially the first one.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thanks Bob! It is great that these pictures have been preserved. They belong to my father-in-law and he remembers lots of stories of these sisters.

      Poista
  6. So interesting to hear about the sisters. I bet Hilja was happy not to receive gifts from the orphanage!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you Kathy! I think so too, Hilja was happy enough with hens and socks.

      Poista
  7. I thought it was interesting that the chicken school students appear to be about equally divided between men and women.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. I think it was not very common at those times for women to go to school, at least in rural environment, but these women seem to want education.

      Poista
  8. When you were talking about the chicken school, I thought that was the equivalent of what the Dutch call the "spinach academy". And that was the place where girls learned how to manage a household. But now I know that was not it. The picture with the shopping ladies is a very charming one!

    VastaaPoista
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    1. We called that place "soup school" a proper school for girls to learn all useful things which they should need after getting married.

      Poista
  9. I can't wait to learn about the other two sisters. What an interesting life Iida led.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Iida really had many jobs and lots of friends.

      Poista
  10. It's impressive to see a full life presented so completely like this. Wonderful pictures!

    VastaaPoista
  11. I am fascinated with the "Chicken School"! It seems a shame after all that poultry training that she ended up mending socks.

    The final picture of Iida is lovely. She looks to have been a wonderful and beautiful soul.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Welcome to Sepia Saturday! I was particularly struck by what you said about daughters having three options regarding their future. Loved Iidia's story and can't wait to hear about the other two sisters!

    VastaaPoista
  13. Really nice to visit your page. Can tell that my ancestors was from this village in the late 1700th century. From hokka in Auttois. I live in Sweden. 🌻

    VastaaPoista
  14. Thanks for a lovely story. In the late 1700th century I had ancestors lived in Hokka, Auttois Lovely pictures!!!!

    VastaaPoista