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Who was Olivia?
A friend of Sibelius's daughter Ruth
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Violin teacher to the daughters
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Housemaid
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The family pig
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Aino's nickname for her sister-in-law
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Heidi's favourite doll
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None of the above
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Olivia Reply with quote

A delightful piece of rather off-beat information just came my way but it might be more fun to deliver it by means of a question and answer…
Who, in Sibelius's family circle (broadly speaking), was Olivia?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've gone for Aino's sister-in-law.- Smile --kp

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I said the family pig. Why not??

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went for Heidi's favorite doll. It sounds a bit like a doll name for whatever reason.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've got to love the pig.

Respect and honour for the family pig.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I suppose there won't be any more votes, so here goes:

The correct answer is........

the pig!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew B wrote:
OK, I suppose there won't be any more votes, so here goes:

The correct answer is........

the pig!


You know, I just had a feeling Kurki and I were right...

By the way Andrew, how did YOU learn about this obscure little tidbit?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm translating a new booklet for the Ainola Foundation - basically about the gardens and grounds at Ainola. This nugget was contained in that material. It should be published by the summer time - I expect it will be available to visitors Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The irony is that Aino Sibelius's sister-in-law was also called Olivia. She was Aino's brother Armas's second wife. I have suggested to Andrew that perhaps there was some friction in the family, hence sister-in-law and pig! Embarassed --kp

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid I have unintentionally misled you. In the final draft for translation of the Ainola booklet, the pig's name has been corrected. It is not Olivia but rather Ottiilia.
'Ottiilia - I liked her as a pig; I love her as a bacon sandwich…'

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