Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Morning Reflections


Today is the National Day of Sweden, celebrating the coronation of King Gustav Vasa in 1523 and the date of a new constitution in 1809. 

Gustav Vasa was instrumental in freeing Sweden from Danish rule in the early 16th century. From what I remember from school, he was quite a guy. 

June is such a lovely month in Sweden and a time that I'm quite homesick. Not to go back and live for good, but in a perfect world though, how wonderful it would be to go back every year for just the month of June. 

The last time I was there was in June 2005. My friends Inga and Christina were wonderful, as always, and made sure I had an unforgettable time. 

So many good memories, the best birthday ever, and those lovely light nights. 

I'm so grateful for these two good friends. If you read this, thank you for always being there for me. 


  1. Happy Sweden Day! Abd thank you for the history.

  2. Sorry you can't make it there to enjoy June and this happy day. Happy Sweden Day

  3. I have always thought that Sweden's flag is SO pretty.

  4. Well June isn't over yet. Maybe?? Happy Sweden Day.

  5. Happy Sweden Day. I hope that you can return for a visit soon, with your good friends even though only virtually on Zoom. It would be lovely if you could connect with your good friends again.

    Hugs, Julia

  6. Happy Sweden Day! I hope you can go and visit again soon someday.
    Take care, have a happy new week!

  7. A day for you to stop and remember.
    Such a pretty flag.

  8. I saw the flag come up before your post fully opened, Happy Day as you remember all that Sweden was and still is to you.

  9. Hi Inger - Happy Sweden Day ... a special time of year for you ... and these long light nights we have at the moment ... not as long as Sweden's would be ... but wonderful all the same. I've been thinking of you ... just enjoy those wonderful memories and all the glorious times you've had back home, here (a little) and in the US ... with lots of happy thoughts - Hilary

  10. gosh. I'm forever late to the party!
    Happy Sweden day dear friend!
    "June is bustin' out all over!"
    good song. great memories. and this wonderful thing
    we call the Web ~ to bring us all closer together.
    who knew it'd be such a wonderful way to keep in touch! XO


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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