Rut Larsson – independence
Farmer’s wife on a milk farm in Sörmland. The severe and somewhat mystical Rut Larsson was also Kristin Larsson’s grandmother. There was nothing Rut Larsson could not do herself – she embodied total independence. She killed wasps with her fingers, and when a magpie flew into her kitchen, she did not open the windows: rather, she shut herself inside and handled the situation with an iron poker.