Grandma Maja convinced me that the core of her idea of making an American Dream come true pivoted on motherhood. Maja was born in 1897, the sixth child of nine children brought into the world by Ida Källgren.
My mother, Dolores Elizabeth Virginia Wittenstrom was born in 1924, two years after Maja landed and came through Ellis Island.
Maja brought three more children into the world. A boy was born and died the day after his birth. Peter and Linnea were born before Carl Oscar suffered a fatal heart attack in June, 1932. To rebuild her vision of raising her family Maja took them with her to Sweden and spent a year grieving and deciding on a plan to move forward.
Fast forward and read, My Maja A Grandson’s Tribute as Maja rebuilds her shattered Swedish American Dream by encountering and conquering many adversity challenges and thus create an amazing story which I call a mosaic.
Through it all, Grandma Maja was driven by an amazing force which my book suggests was very much propelled to express her desire to be an outstanding role model teacher of Swedish American grit, gumption, resilience using framåtanda resourcefulness come he’ll or high water.