Through Ted Ryan at Coca-Cola Company in the United States, I got in touch with Preston Root, grandson of Chapman J Root who founded and owned the glass mill in Terre Haute, Indiana where the mythical Cola bottle was created in 1915. Today, I got the surprise of the year when I went To the post office to pick up a package that I did not know what it was. It turned out that Preston Root, sent a jubilee bottle among other things! Talk about surprise! It will be fun to interview him on June 10th!
Today one of the houses in Solberg was visited as a possible location for the upcoming scenes in the film. A house that was very exciting. The house has been empty for almost 50 years. The one who lived the furthest in the house was the farm-worker who lived there until 1964 long after the couple who owned the house died.
It felt strange that paintings and the like were still hanging. Especially the picture of the woman who lived in the house impressed me. She felt timeless while she was a typical 19th century woman. Of course she had gone away for a long time, but her face was still hanging on the wall and told me about the time gone by! Beautiful as a day. Very odd!
The man who lived longest in the house was a farm-worker. On the wall hung his calendar and shows where his life ended.
The calendar shows December 14, 1969. It is probably the last day when someone lived in the house!
Solberg Mill is one of the remaining places that are affiliated with Alexander. Anette Tuores, a very talented and competent genealogist, helped to clarify the concepts during an interview yesterday.
Very exciting to travel back among archive materials and old papers! Dan Kristensson handled the filming!