Solvei Lewann spent the early years of her life at Furuly during the Great Depression. She continued to spend summer there, gathering information about the home place, the area, and the rural church served by her grandfather, Ole Dahle. Solvei Lewann has taught a wide variety of ages in public school as well as in Sunday School. She has also written nofiction educational materials for over thirty years. Now she and her husband, Otto, are retired and living in Aitkin, Minnesota, twelve miles from Furuly.