PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM,
RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:
THE PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM
Pearl Stadem-Hobeck Ginther, matriarch of the Alfred and Bergit
Stadem families, has this 2009 Christmas greeting for all family and friends:
"What a joy to look forward to a lovely Christmas filled with joy and happiness and many surprises.
This is the joy the Lord has given me, because Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life--'No man comes to the Father, but by Me,' he said.
And I wish the same to you folks. It's been a while since I last visited with you folks, but I won't forget you. Lovingly, Gr Gr Pearl
Rangen Christmas Letter, 2003:
REPUBLISHED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S LETTER OF GRANDPA AND GRANDMA STADEM WHILE STILL ABIDING ON PVF HAS A BLESSING FOR YOU!
Alfred and Bergit Stadem's Christmas and New Year's Letter, Reviewing the Significant and Tragic Events, along with God's Mercy and Blessings and Comforts, for the Years 1947 to 1948.
You will want to
look into it! It ends with a word for us today, to help launch this new year of 2010 in the best way even as it helped launch 1948 for his generation and
our loved ones and friends at that time.
If you want to read how little brother Calvin Taylor was saved through a four or five year old sister's prayer's, read Cora and Carl Taylor's Christmas Letter, 1947:
Before the angels get one up on us earthlings, it is:
Time to Harken, All Christmas Carolers!
Grandma Bergit Stadem described how over in
Norway she and her family would sing songs and join hands and circle around the Christmas tree, a beatiful memory she carried her whole life. Here are 7
lovely Christmas carols from the
N.A.L. song booklet:
Please go to our Buffalo Mound site for a special Christmas Letter from Mama Bergit Stadem (with Daughter Ruth writing for Mama Bergit, who is age 97)! Also on the page is embroidery by Mama Bergit. Also featured is a Christmas Card with special message and a poem, from Papa and Mama Stadem to the Ginthers, who had lost their dad in January of that same year, 1947. All this on the Buffalo Mound Page, so please go there and then return to this page.
At the Heritage Center, we plan for many Christmas activities in the near future. They will include a horse drawn sleigh, just as the Stadems
used in years gone by to go to church in almost every Sunday, Stadem daughter Pearl Ginther recalls fondly. Caroling round the Christmas tree in the
Norwegian manner, hand in hand, followed by a sleigh ride to town to do more caroling at the Nursing Home and around about the streets. Then lots of
fellowship, fun, and food back at the Heritage Center after a warmup
in front of the big fireplace! Sound like fun? It will no doubt be
an unforgettable experience for friends, family, and other guests at
Christmastime. Already the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte,
North Carolina, offers much the same thing. The Billy Graham Library features a live nativity, delicious Holiday treats, and the merry sound of carolers, plus a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Contact the library on-line for times and location.
Please go to the Buffalo Mound site, for the Christmas Letter from Grandmother and "Mama" Bergit Stadem, and Christmas Card (1947) to the Ginther Family, and Mama Bergit's Embroidery.
A Second Christmas Center for Plain View Heritage Farm:
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