Theme ~ Swedish Rhapsody
From 1906. My grandparents with my dad between them are in the background. My grandmother's parents are seated and the other three children are my grandmother's siblings. The young girl is my great-aunt Magda. I mentioned her in L is for Lakes.
My dad's mom as a young girl. Circa 1890.
I posted this photo in my B is for Boats post and comments were made about the hats everyone wore.
Turns out they were headed for a picnic. The hats came off and everyone relaxed in the grass.
My dad, his parents, and me. 1941.
My maternal grandmother.
My mother as a young woman, striking a pose.
And finally a shout-out to Pippi!
I intended for this post to be about Pippi Longstocking, that Swedish girl in the book by Astrid Lindgren. The book has made its way around the world and been an inspiration for many kids to get into some mischief. But also to grow up to be independent thinkers and doers. I don't have a Pippi book here and while I remember her spotted horse, her monkey, and Villa Villerkulla, her house, very well, it would have taken some more research that probably would have resulted in another long post. Since I'm both tired and have a couple of full days ahead of me, I decided to give us all a break and share some of my old family photos instead. They are, after all, part of my Swedish Rhapsody of memories.