Wednesday, July 01, 2009


There's something about visiting the homeland of your ancestors that is really special. My great/grandfather came from Sweden when he was 15 years old in the early 1920's. I am glad that my family keeps some of the Swedish traditions, such as celebrating St. Lucia day in December, as well as certain foods like Swedish pancakes and a lingonberry drink around Christmas. I also appreciate my Swedish relatives in America never ceasing to recognize themselves as Americans first and foremost, not forgetting their heritage, but also recognizing their new homeland.


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