Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday (Almost) ~ Carl and Hilda Gillberg - My Swedish Immigrant Great-Grandparents

I'd like to share this special photo with you today. It's a photo of my paternal great-grandparents, Hilda Maria Carlsson and Carl Albert Gillberg. It was included in my Grandma Ingrid's blue Book of Remembrance. Underneath this photo my Grandma Ingrid wrote the following:
"My parents of to-day. I pray that our Father in Heaven will let you stay with us for many more years. If it be his will."
I don't know when Ingrid wrote these beautiful words in her Book of Remembrance, but it had to be sometime before 15 January 1956. That's the date that Hilda passed away. Carl passed away on 3 May 1963.

I'm grateful to have my Grandma Ingrid's two Books of Remembrance and the photos and documents they contain.

Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. This is a special photo with a wonderful message written about them by Grandma Ingrid. What a wonderful memento to have.

    1. Thank you Linda! It really is a special treasure. I'm so glad my grandmother wrote her beautiful message underneath the photo.

  2. This reminded me of my Swedish great grandfather who immigrated to America in 1866 - 150 years ago. He arrived here with his mother, a brother, and a sister.

    1. Aww, that's so cool Grant! Thanks for stopping by!




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