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A local obituary

Inläggav Floyd Hallberg sön 11 nov 2007, 06:55

This week I was reading the local obituaries in my Wausau, Wisconsin newspaper. I noticed that a 96 year old lady by the name of Marie S. Pearson had died. I had worked with her husband many years ago. It stated that she was born in Ã…seda, Sweden.

It was quite a coincidence because her birth place was only 17 Km from where my mother grew up in Flyahult, Kronoberg län. My mother often visited here in Wausau, and it would have been nice if the two of them could have visited each other and reminised about old Småland.
It is as they say a small world.
MVH
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Inläggav Linda Simonsson sön 11 nov 2007, 19:17

Hi Floyd,

I've never learnd to like "lutfisk"... "Lutfisk", "korvkaka" and "Janssons frestelse" are the three dishes from my childhood christmas that I do not eat :(

If there is anything you need help with in your research do not hesitate to write in english under the different parishes.

Have a nice day!

Linda
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Inläggav Floyd Hallberg fre 07 dec 2007, 06:41

Hej from Wisconsin, USA
Winter has set in here. We have 20 cm of snow, and it was -25 C last night.

I was wondering if Vilhelm Moberg was ever nominated for the Nobel prize in literature? His book "The Emigrants" trilogy was very popular here in many of the Swedish communities in the USA.
Hälsningar
Floyd
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Inläggav Floyd Hallberg sön 16 dec 2007, 08:20

Hej from USA again,
As an older American student of Swedish history, customs, mores, and things, I really appreciated viewing the TV series of Ingmar Bergman's film "Fanny and Alexander" This was not the first time I saw the five hour film, and I absorbed a lot of artistic and creative works that I missed before. It is a fantastic film! I'm glad my local library has it on hand.
MVH
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Inläggav Eva Cumner sön 16 dec 2007, 12:13

Hej Floyd!

Sadly I have hardly seen any of Ingmar Bergmans films, but realise what a genius he was. I shall have to better myself! :)

We went to Gotland, my home island, in August. The fourth day after Ingmar Bergman was buried we went to the church on island Fårö where he lived and took these photos of the grave and the church. He edited his funeral also!

Mvh, Eva

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All the red flowers were still fresh.

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The ropes in the church that had sorrounded the coffin were still there.

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Lovely sorroundings as you can see.
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Inläggav Linda Simonsson ons 19 dec 2007, 22:49

Merry Christmas
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From all of us to all of you .........

Inläggav Christian Andersson tor 20 dec 2007, 20:32

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.... a very merry Xmas!

XIAN
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Inläggav Floyd Hallberg mån 23 jun 2008, 05:54

On Midsommar 21 June 2008 at Gammelgården in Scandia, Minnesota we were nicely entertained by about twenty men and women from the Karlskrona Hamborgian Folk Dancers. The weather was nice and sunny, and the dancers made a nice performance for our Midsommar celebration. :D
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Inläggav Christian Andersson mån 23 jun 2008, 06:21

Hi Floyd!

Did you take any nice photos at the event. If so you can mail them to sydostran@yahoo.se and we will publish them here in this forum.

We celebrated mid summers eve last friday, but according to the old calendar it should be today June 23rd. So tonight will be the shortest night this year.

Christian
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Inläggav Floyd Hallberg mån 23 jun 2008, 15:30

Hej Christian,
Thanks for the idea. I did send two photos last night to the address you gave. I hope they went through okay.
Floyd
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Inläggav Christian Andersson mån 23 jun 2008, 19:16

Thanks Floyd!

Here are the pictures:

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Maybe there is someone else out there willing to share their (mid)summer photos with us :)

Christian
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God Jul

Inläggav Floyd Hallberg ons 24 dec 2008, 19:33

God Jul och Gott Nytt Ã…r
To all my relatives and friends in Sweden
Hälsningar,
Floyd Hallberg in snowy and cold Wausau, Wisconsin
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