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Happy Birthday

March 11, 2008

kråkan tittar åt höger Happy Birthday, Johan. kråkan tittar åt vänster

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Saturday

February 16, 2008

Johan’s sister and her family were here today. We don’t see them very often – last time I saw any of them was when the eldest girl graduated, last June – and it’s always fun to meet them. Good food was had, the kids played a board game, and we sat around chatting for a bit. Nothing ambitious or strenuous, but fun.

Also, Happy Birthday, Andrew. (Although I guess it’s over already given the time zone thing.)

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A great niece (not a great-niece)

February 15, 2008

rose Grattis på fjortonårsdagen, Miranda! rose

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October 9, 2007

Happy Birthday, U!

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February 15, 2007

I’ve been looking at old photos this morning. By “old” I don’t mean properly old — I mean photos that were taken 13 years ago or later. I have lots of Miranda pictures. Miranda age 10 months or so at her cousin’s baptism, for instance. Miranda age 2-ish, with me and her older cousin Adrian (who would be about 4, then). Miranda age 3, probably, at Walpurgis. Miranda age 4, walking in front of Johan and me up the aisle as we were getting married. Miranda age 5, perhaps, bouncing like mad on a trampoline. And a very small Miranda asleep on the floor, two fingers in her mouth.
I don’t have a lot of recent ones that are easily available. But here is Miranda age 12 – this last Christmas. She is growing from cute to beautiful (I’m an aunt, I’m allowed to say such things. Besides, it’s true.)

She’s 13 today. Happy Birthday, Miranda.

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November 28, 2005

Edith Sandberg passed away on Nov 1, 2005. She was 101. The funeral was last Friday; it is not a tragedy when a very old person dies, but nonetheless it is sad, and pretty much impossible to understand when somebody who has always been there, isn’t. The last time I saw her was on Oct 4, when she turned 101. She talked about how lucky she was, to have relatives and friends visiting so she never had to feel alone, and how she still had her eyesight and hearing and what a blessing that was. She looked tired, though.

My sisters and I, and our respective husbands, sang at the funeral: Eggehorn’s Var Inte Rädd and Westley’s Lead Me Lord (in Swedish). My voice didn’t like it much, but it felt like a good thing to do all the same, and it was appreciated by the other funeral guests, too.

On Saturday and Sunday, however, I couldn’t sing. So there was no Christmas Oratory for me this year, which also made me quite sad. I’d been looking forward to it.

Happier times ahead, however. It’s finally FINALLY snowed properly, and it will soon be Lucia (my voice will have to be ok by then!) – and I’m writing this in the light of the single candle of the first of Advent.

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September 22, 2005

Have celebrated aforementioned nephew, gifting him with books and books. There may well be pictures later.

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