In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Sunday, October 25

Sunday's Story - Albin's respectable beard

This Sunday's story is from the harvest time one year. 
It is another story from cousin Ingemar Majholm about our great grandfather 
Robert Albin Abrahamsson.

"Albin was out in the barn threshing with his machine, when his respectably long beard happened to get caught between a couple of cog-wheels. His chin was inexorably pulled towards the unpleasant to say the least interior of the machine. If his farm-man had not discovered the urgency of the situation, grasped a sickle or a knife and instantly acted barber, the history of Stommen might have turned in a rather different direction than we read it today. His beard doesn't seem to have been allowed to grow so respectable after this occasion (at least not if you look at the available pictures of Albin)."*

*taken in part from "A Family History - Albin and Anna Abrahamsson" 
by Ingemar Majholm (with his permission)

*clicking on photos will enlarge them for easier viewing*

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