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From: "Mary Lou Dove" <>
Subject: Re: [SWEGGATE] My trip to Sweden
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:24:22 -0500
I went to Sweden in 1999 and visited friends. To some people and children I
gave them American coins and they seemed delighted with those. When I go t
home I sent "special" people small boxes of shelled pecans which is a
product of Georgia where we live. We also have a Cherry Blossom Festival in
Macon, GA and we have a different pin each year. I took a supply of those
and gave those to people. We stayed at a Folk School for about a week and I
gave each of the kitchen workers one of those pins. They were very pleased.
You may be able to think of other little things which are typical of your
We spent another week traveling in the area from which our grandmother and
We loved Goteborg and the canals. Maybe you can see the monument on the
pier from which our ancestors sailed to America. We wanted to attend a
concert in their lovely hall but it was closed for the season. Our
relatives are from
near Toreboda in Skara Lan. Have a wonderful trip. I LOVE Sweden and the
people. If you get to Stockholm, don't miss the Vasa ship.
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From: "Diane Richey" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 12:40 PM
Subject: [SWEGGATE] My trip to Sweden
This May I am going to be spending a week in the home of my Swedish cousin
in Borås, near Goteborg. She is planning all of the 'things to see and do'
part of our trip. Does anyone have suggestions on an appropriate gift to
take to her? What kinds of things have other travelers found that were fun
for Americans to take as little gifts for people they meet? I imagine we
will get to meet many cousins of all ages and want somethings for handing
out to children, teens and adults.
Does anyone know if the Swedish people celebrate Valentines Day? I had
thought about picking up some "Be Mine", "I love you" etc. heart candies for
school age kids. Do you think the kids would think it was fun to see the
hearts with English phrases on them?
This cousin and I met fifty years ago. Both of us are so excited that it is
difficult to explain. Any suggestions or ideas from you will be very
welcome and help make my trip even more special.
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