Orkneyinga Saga

Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, showing a Norman knight carrying what appears to be a raven banner https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orkneyinga_saga The Orkneyinga saga is also one of my favorites. I was particularly interested in it because of the potential relationship between Rognvald Eysteinsson and his son Hrolfr, aka Gongu-Hrolfr Rognvaldsson aka Rollo. But there is little mention of Gongu-Hrolfr and that… Continue reading Orkneyinga Saga

Chapter 21 – Doors

Doors Wednesday – dining hall Rudy Wernbacher graduated from a wheelchair  to a walker. He continued to wince with each step of his right foot. He sat with Jon. “Our poor old Lady. She got the cancer in her belly and we knew it was just a matter of time. She was suffering, but was… Continue reading Chapter 21 – Doors

Chapter 20 – The Story

The Story “It was not an easy thing at all,” Jon said. “Being young in such a hard place. We often thought of escape; but where to go? Hvamm was a faraway place with many hazards on the road, between here and there. And they all would have gotten on with their lives, without their… Continue reading Chapter 20 – The Story

Njal’s Saga

Njáll's son Skarphéðinn kills Þráinn on the ice. Family feuds feature prominently in Njáls saga. Njal’s Saga Or the Saga of Burnt Njal. This I believe was the second Icelandic saga I read. An interesting tale of conflict and murder. I do not have Njal or his descendants listed in my genealogy though I do have… Continue reading Njal’s Saga

Chapter 19 – Rudy Returns

Rudy Returns Rudy Wernbacher was wheeled into the Sunroom. Karl stood in the doorway and was made to move so Rudy’s wheelchair could pass. Rudy’s face was pale and grey and Karl’s turned almost the same shade at the sight of the elderly German resident. “Didn’t expect to see you again,” Karl mumbled. Rudy’s upper… Continue reading Chapter 19 – Rudy Returns