Friday, June 26, 2009

ABC - Q




New ABC week. And Q is the challenge.

Same object in both English and Norwegian beginning with the letter Q

Difficult?

Yes, it was very difficult.

There are only 3 words in a Norwegian Dictionary that begins with the letter Q.

(Ok, in professions there are more. Among others in Movie and TV productions: To give a Que - a signal to begin or stop something)

Besides only two of them, in the Dictionary) have equal meanings in both Languages.

Since I do not have a proper photo of me dancing Quickstep - Quickstep, I have to choose the last one.

A word and a name that allmost all Norwegians really regrets has it's origin from Peaceful Norway:

Quisling

First about the Letter Q:
“Q” is the letter of the alphabet that represents innovation.
New ideas is this letter’s forte. Always looking for a new, more efficient way to apply themselves is their goal in life.
Eloquent in their ideas.... Read more

Origin of Q is according to Wikipedia

Ok, I will show you some photos from Vidkun Quislings residence. (I was born not far away ) and I'll tell you something more (Quisling was executed in 1945) . So fasten your seatbelts. He name it Gimle. (no)


When I was young, just after World War II, the Traitor's or Quisling's (ggrrrrr - his name has become a synonymous for a Traitor) residence was used as a home for elderly people that needed healt care. Every May 17, Norways National Day, the local school parade stopped in the back yard and played (The School Brass Band) and all we kids shoutet Hurra-hurra-hurra (Hurray).

What a change - from the Traitors home to a good Home for elderly people that needed care and daily treatmeant. (I'm really sorry that I'm not able to present a Photo - Black and White) from that time - I do have, but not here in the Summerhome)

We boys, did discover a "secret" Cellar, and our Fantasies were scary: What's inside? Nazies still living? Killed people? Bombs and Granates? I remember we could have Nightmares only thinking about it.

What happend afterwards?
It was transformed to The Norwegian National Education Center for the Midwifes.

(Let me be honest - many of the local young men were very interested regarding the Students - LOL)
What's more amazing: Today it's ... Les mer

Read more

You, my dear reader do know I'll allways give you a happy end. What is this Residency to day?

The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities
I think it's a marvelous change in use of a magnificiant Building.

You will without doubt find more here at ABC – in Words and Photos – ABC i ord og bilder.

The original ABC challenge derived from Denise Nesbitt from Yorkshire in England and Petunia brought the challenge to Norway

Click on this Link - lenke to see more fascinating ABC-O


PS. I do suspect the Letter Q will be a Challenge most difficult for most Norwegian ABC participants. But I say:It's OK with a Q-Milk -haha.

Next week, the challenge will be the opposite: R. When talking about ABC-R. Easy, but the other challenge is:
Vacation. But let's stayed tuned.


PS. It's still 25 C here in the Summer House at 60 degrees North. At 9:22 PM.

Look at my previous post to see if it's dark or light outside.

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21 Comments:

Blogger beaverboosh said...

Quisling is the only one I got... not a particulary proud moment of history...

June 26, 2009 10:01 pm  
Blogger Petunia said...

Selv om ikke alt tilbake i historien er til for å gjøre oss stolte, så er ddet viktig å huske på det og fortelle det videre til de neste generasjoner.
Q var ikke lett, nei. Men jeg har smilt litt for meg selv og pustet lettet ut de siste ukene.
Ha en flott helg i sommervarmen:)

June 26, 2009 10:11 pm  
Blogger Line said...

Flott løysning, Tor:0)
Det er viktig å minnast historien på godt og vondt!!

June 26, 2009 10:29 pm  
Blogger Siw Aina said...

Ikke verdens kjekkeste mann den godeste Quisling, men dog en del av historien. Kjekt innlegg som alltid.

June 26, 2009 11:01 pm  
Blogger Lappedamen said...

Jeg var veldig spent på hvilket ord du ville velge denne gangen. Og du har klart det igjen, om enn med et tema med sterke følelser for oss nordmenn. Ha en fortreffelig helg. Vi "snakkes" neste helg.

June 26, 2009 11:04 pm  
Blogger Gärdsmygen said...

Så det var lösningen för din del! Bra gjort på en sällsamt svår bokstav. Ha det!

June 26, 2009 11:09 pm  
Blogger lime said...

very well done and thanks for the history lesson. i agree that the present use is a lovely redemption.

June 27, 2009 3:15 am  
Blogger anjoe playhouse said...

En informationsrig beretning, tak, og du har helt ret i, at bygningens nuværende brug er helt rigtig.

Du ønskes en god - sommervarm - weekend!

June 27, 2009 9:03 am  
Blogger Evami said...

Selv om det er et mørkt kapittel i historien vår,så er det en del av den,og vi må huske og ikke glemme!
Så takk for informasjonen.
Her nytes sola,og det er varmt... Herlig:)

June 27, 2009 11:24 am  
Anonymous mormonsen said...

Fabelaktig! Men visste du at det faktisk sleges en melk i Norge som heter Q-melk? :)

June 27, 2009 11:50 am  
Blogger Rimkogeren said...

Den Qlturelle Qstode TorAa gennemgår norges historie. Qenialt!

June 27, 2009 1:31 pm  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

What a perfect use for his home. Excellent!

June 27, 2009 6:53 pm  
Blogger Malys krok said...

Hadde Quisling i tankene jeg og, men valgte han bort. Du har fått et flott bidrag på grunn av han, med et navn som begyner på Q. Takk for hilsen, joda jeg er veldig forsiktig med Q-tips rensen.
God helg fra Margit.

June 27, 2009 7:02 pm  
Blogger Viola said...

Det var litt av en historie, jeg hadde ikke kommet på den Q-figuren du kom med.. Greit den bygningen ble brukt til andre ting etter krigen da. Var sikkert spennende og ekkelt på en gang å gå på skattejakt i den kjelleren ja! Her er det 30 grader i stua, ja - hele leiligheta. Og det har det vært de siste dagene nå. På kvelden og natta blir det ikke kaldere enn 28-29. Det blir litt i varmeste laget for meg! God helg! :)

June 27, 2009 7:13 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

You write such interesting and imaginative stories!!

June 28, 2009 3:07 am  
OpenID fotoboksen said...

Jeg vurderte også Gimle som et alternativ denne uken, men så ble det altså en tur til Fredrikstad og Qulthus i stedet.
Flott at du valgte Quisling og hans hjem. Vi må ikke glemme!!

June 28, 2009 11:18 am  
Blogger Wenche said...

Flott innlegg. Viktig å hugse, sjølv om vi ikkje er like stolte av alt i historia vår.

Takk for hyggeleg kommentarar på bloggen min. Satte stor pris på dei. Skjønnar at du er ein bereist mann:)

June 28, 2009 10:07 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

How fascinating---The History of Quizzlings Home and what it is now! I knew very little about him, just that his name DID become synonamous with "traitor", as you said...People would say..."Oh he is a Quizzling...!" Now, I know more, thanks to you, my dear Tor,

June 29, 2009 12:58 am  
Anonymous ghee said...

i really love the architecture in your place.they look like a castle to me and not a personal place to reside on. :)

you post a lot of interesting things lately!! hve a nice week ahead!!

June 29, 2009 3:22 pm  
Anonymous mormonsen said...

Interesting! I suppose you was thinking about the letter M for mormonsen My real letter is L, so I had to qheck it out as well...
Back in Tromsø in 10 degrees, from two nice days in Stockholm in 30 degrees. (må jo virkelig hente fram den halvdaue engelsken min når eg skal kommentere på bloggen din. omtrent som å vekke opp lasarus osv.) Best regards

June 29, 2009 10:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eg var ad leita ad, takk

January 19, 2010 5:29 pm  

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