My paternal grandmother, was 100% Swedish! My grandfather was 100% Norwegian ... oh the fun they had teasing one another!
Scandinavian values run deep in my family, but the focus always swayed to the Norsk side of things. Grandma grew up speaking Swedish ... when she married she became fluent in Norwegian. I was always interested in her Swedish heritage, it thrilled her when I joined the Swedish Club while in college.
When my daughter was 10, we planned to send her to Concordia Language Camp. We allowed her to choose the language she wanted to study ... she chose Swedish! I could imagine my grandmother's smile in heaven! My mother in-law was thrilled as well ... she was 100% Swedish too!
I am so grateful for the influence my grandmother had on my life! She was an example of all that is good in this world! Her values live on through my brother, sister and I ... we are so very fortunate ... she was a blessing in every possible way!
|Summer 1967 -Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle|
Sister, youngest brother and me
|Capturing the "light" with saffron!|
|Easter 1978 - Dad, Mom Brother and myself|
youngest brother, Grandma and sister
Do what you love! Celebrate your heritage! Do dillydally!