Swedish Postcard

1993_43_83D Swedish postcard

This postcard was sent to Mrs. Peterson, in Lucerne, from her friend, Alma Carlson, in Greeley. The Greeley Sugar Beet Factory was constructed in 1902 and
became a major Weld County employer and an industrial marvel of its day.

During the translation of this Swedish language text it was determined to have been written in the Swedish-American style (nicknamed “Swenglish”)common in the
early 20th century, and it has a few spelling mistakes.

The translation follows:

Dear Mrs. Peterson

When you come down to the city would you be sokind to bring my hat with you as
I need it soon now that we have summer

And maybe you can come see me sometime when you are in the city address is 1214 8th Street - the house next to Forsdal’s*

From Alma Carlson

Our grateful thanks for translation assistance from Marianne Mitchell, Mattias Borrman, Ingrid Burman Bengt-Erik Davidsson, Bob & Barbara Erickson, David Danielson, Magnus & Tuija Nordstrom, Pat Breien, Darlin Jean Krause, Marc Anderson, Ann Marie Olson, Charlotte Jalkeus Anderson & Dorman Lehman.

*Forsdal is the last name of Alma Carlson’s neighbors

City of Greeley Museums, Permanent Collection #1993.43.0083-D


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