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! ~

Thursday, May 12

Family Treasures

Some people inherit money or land or titles. I have a friend who has some beautiful old English china and custom made antique furniture passed down from her wealthy grandparents. I do not have anything like that.

I have something better.
I have this...


she tied it with embroidery thread and her writing is faded

"Melvin when he was four years old"

A lock of my Daddy's hair lovingly saved by his mother Lydia 95 years ago



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