Gerda Uusitalo form Pajala (Sweden), tells a story about blood-stopping and Death.
The story is in Finnish (Meänkieli).
I am Gerda Uusitalo, I live in Pajala. I am lucky to be close to my family, like my grandmother. My roots are very important to me. I have 3 children and have worked as a nurse. I have born in Kaunisvaara, where I live nowadays.
About 20 years ago I thought, that I need to share my stories. After that I have written my stories all the time. I have written many stories of nature, my grandmom and my children.
Blood stopping experiences
Long time ago I was in the elderly home where old lady fell down and she was bleeding a lot. We thought, that we needed to go to the hospital. Suddenly the bleeding stopped. Right next room lived an old man who was a blood stopper. I asked him if he could teach me. He said that I am too young I never learned it from him.
Other occasions happened when I worked in a hospital. A man had hunting accident and had injury in the head. Doctor was making stitches, but the man was still bleeding heavily. Suddenly the bleeding stopped. I asked her daughter if her father was “Poppafaari” (magician). And she said yes. I have seen my own eyes that its possible.
I believe that some people have those skills. But you need to be very strong person.
The story of Kalma is based on my experience when my cousin died. During that time I smelled death everywhere. When I went to work, my daughter called me, that the my cousin was dead. It didn’t smell anymore after that.
There was a person who was making a study about blood stopping and interviewed me. I told a story about a person who was bleeding and we called a person who did blood stopping. This story came our from TV or radio. Hospital said its not allowed in the hospital to do such things. I was afraid I will loose my job. Eventually I didn’t.
Meänkieli is very important to me. Its my language. I didn’t even know how to speak Swedish when I went to school. People says its really rich language, but young people speaks mainly Swedish. I afraid that when our generation dies, the language dies.
Pajalalainen Gerda Uusitalo kertoo tarinan verenseisauttamisesta sekä Kalmasta.
Country of origin: Sweden