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! ~

Tuesday, November 17

Happy Birthday Pippi Longstocking!

Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump 
celebrates her 75th birthday this month!

(actress Inger Nilsson)

Actually it is the anniversary of the first book about our red-headed hero Pippi Longstocking by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Pippi has been around the world in 70 languages in books films and television. It was Lindgren’s daughter Karin who named her, Pippi Långstrump (literally "Long stocking") after she asked her mother to tell her a story one day when she was home sick from school.



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