Celebrate the Holidays in Sweden with...Arson?
In the interests of full disclosure, I must tell you that I am married to a woman of Swedish decent (how did I find someone like that in Rockford?). Around holiday time, I've come to expect things like krup kakar, lutefisk, vörtbröd, and, if I play my cards right, glögg…
Rockford, Your Swedish Roots are a Phone Call Away
If you're a long-time Rockford resident, you're probably aware that Rockford boasts more people of Swedish ancestry per capita than anywhere else in the world. If you're one of many who can trace your roots back, why not take a minute and call a "random Swede?"
Rockford's Swedish Heritage
Here in Rockford, we've got SwedishAmerican Hospital (including the SwedishAmerican Heritage Center) . We also have the Stockholm Inn, the Erlander Home Museum, The Rockford Swedish Historical Society, the Midsommar Festival, the Svea Sonner Singing Society, and more people whose last name ends…
Carnival Worker Saves Boy Flung From Ride
This incident could've ended much differently, and very badly. But, luckily for the young boy whose safety harness failed in the midst of an amusement ride in Sweden, a quick thinking and quick acting carnival worker saved the day.
Take a look at the unnamed man's heroics:
According to repor…