måndag, november 02, 2015

”Allt för Sverige” 

Part 1 of 8.
A rock star from Chicago, a movie star from Hollywood and a farmer's son from Minnesota.
Now it is time for them and the other eight Swedish-Americans to experience Sweden - the country in which they are rooted.
But only one gets the chance for a grand family reunion. In the first section arrives our Americans to Gräsmark in Värmland, where a crash course in the Swedish coffee culture and Swedish food habits are on the schedule.

Från vänster: Charles Wassberg, Beverly Wassberg, Anders Lundin (programledare), James Morgan, Nathan Arling, Jenna Wroblewski, Jamie Lystra, Kurt Engstrom, Karen Berg-Roylance, John Wincher. Sittande: Alexis Bunten och Brooke Langton.

Click here to see the new episod: "Allt för Sverige"

torsdag, oktober 02, 2014

52 Ancestors: #11

Week #11
Grandmother Selma

This is my grandmother
Selma Theresa Målberg
born Febr. 3, 1889
died May 18, 1972
Selma married Albin Målberg 26 April 1912
They got five children.
Selma was a gentle and considerate person. She took care of the kids and she was a seamstress.
I still have the sewing machine that she used when she sewed, a beautiful Singer sewing machine.


tisdag, september 30, 2014

52 Ancestors: #9

Week # 9  Grandmother Judith

This is my grandmother Judith Andersson
She was a kind, friendly and nice
She had to work hard with five children and a husband who was a farmer.

Judith married Axel 27 march 1914.

She was born 21 december 1888
and died 28 january 1965

Judith at her confirmation 1902.



Judith and her husband Axel Andersson
their children Ella, Sonja and Gunnar.


Judith, Axel, their Children Ella, Gunnar, Hugo and Astrid.
Sonja is not in this picture.


52 Ancestors: # 10

Week #10
Grandfather Axel

This is my handsome and hardworking grandfather Axel Andersson
He died before I was born so I have unfortunately never got to meet him.

He was born 16 may 1879
and he died 19 july 1948.

This is the house Axel and Judith bought when they got married 1914.

This is Axel about 1922 or so.


lördag, augusti 09, 2014

August 9, 1947 was the wedding day for my Mother and Father

This is a photo from August 1947
when Asta and Hugo was married
Their parents are also there:
Judit and Axel Andersson
Selma and Albin Målberg
There are also siblings and cousins


onsdag, april 30, 2014

Charlotte Wahlström

A Swedish female painter

Charlotte Wahlström
Sweden (1849-1924)
Swedish artist born in Svärta, Södermanland.
She studied at the Art Academy and in Paris.
Received the Royal Medal of the landscape painting in 1883.

She went to Paris and the Continent for scholarship money.
In 1904 she received the bronze medal at the World Exhibition in St. Louis

Known for her coloristic landscape, often with designs from Skåne.

Sunlit Landscape

Summer morning, Falsterbo

Lake landscape at dust
Charlotte Constance Wahlström
born Nov. 17 1849
dead Febr. 22 1924
Picture of Charlotte Wahlström's grave at Norra begravningsplatsen in Stockholm

tisdag, mars 04, 2014

52 Ancestors: #8

Week # 8  Aunt Sonja

My Aunt Sonja was born in Södra Säm December 23 1919
She died April 4 1970

In the school photo below we can see Sonja in the middle row, nr 3 from left
My mother is also there, seh is in the middle row, nr 1 from right
The teachers name is Gunnar Magnusson. 

This is an enlargement of Sonja at school photo

Sonja was a happy and cheerful person.
Still, she had it troublesome
because she got diabetes
when she was only about ten years old
so it was a struggle for her many times.