“One should join in when there are fun things going on. There’s no point in sitting quietly by! There were six of us siblings, three girls and three boys. They all married early. Me and my brother probably had a bit more get up and go. That’s what they say even now. A few years in Norway, 40 years in Denmark, then Sinsen and now I’m here. I get on well anywhere, I do. As long as people are kind.”


Evelyn Vatningen (born 15.05.1925)

ca. 1950

Ådal, Evelyn (back) and friend Hjørdis on her brother’s motorbike


Room 230, Paulus Nursing Home

Photographer: Margaret M. de Lange (born 1963), http://www.margaretmdelange.com