The stories told by Maja about venturing off to America were mesmerizing.
First, A few pictures of life in Sweden for Maja. For me, Maja’s Sweden as a young girl was described to be like a snow globe kind of wonderland, all year long. (Thanks to Solleftea friends for the use of vintage photos)
Maja goes to America. 1922-1969. Maja waves goodbye and travels to Göteborg to board her ship for a 10 day trip across the Atlantic. (Onboard photos to follow)
First, quite an eventful beginning to the journey. Maja says goodbye to her mother, siblings, and friends. They both are still grieving the death of August Källgren in 1921.
Since a young boy listening to Grandma Maja tell her story over and over of traveling to America I became hooked and my imagination ran wild. Gathering picture pieces of each of the parts of her story has been a great joy. Here are a few images that help me share her story a little at a time.