The symbol of Sweden
Doug and a man he converted on his mission are speaking with the cemetery caretaker at Brevin. Doug was impressed with the Brevin area.
Another picture of Brevin. The pictures Doug sent of this area of Sweden remind me of the Snake River Valley. No wonder Grandpa and Grandma were comfortable settling in the Valley. They probably felt at home. The following picture is another of the Asker District countryside near Brevin.
The name on this sign thrills me. I have done a lot of research in the records of this place, as this is where Grandma Gerta was born and raised during her childhood. She had fond memories of this lovely place, especially the wildflowers. When she was a teen, and after her mother died, the family moved to Stockholm to be near or with an Aunt.
Isn't this church in Tryserum beautiful. Baby Gerda Theresia was christened here. Gerda's older sister Anna was christened, then died and was buried here before Gerda was born. Later, a brother Karl was christened here, and probably, Gerda's mother was buried here. However, there would be no markers left. See explanation above.
Another beautiful Swedish Countryside scene.
THANKS SO MUCH, DOUG for all these wonderful pictures. They help make our ancestors and thier lives a little more real for us.