If there is one thing that is just as effective as annoying - it´s nagging.
My mum FINALLY gave in and decided tell me some of the secrets from the box.
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Your grandfather Rune was born in a small town called Riverton in Wyoming
Rune was the son of Otto Zetterquist and Dorothea Frölander
Runes parents had meet on the boat to America and fallen inlove
Runes parents got married in New York
He had one sister named Ann-Marie and a half-sister called IngaMaj
Ingamaj was born out of wedlock and did not share the same father
Ingamaj was the favourite child amongst the grandchildren
IngaMaj was left in Sweden when her mum left for America
The grandparents made Rune work support himself and Ann-Marie
The grandparents were mean and greedy
Runes nickname was "Cryen"
Rune worked as an electrician
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To a curious and inquisitive little girl this brought even more questions.
The main one being: Why?
How could anyone just leave their own child behind?
Why would the grandparents be so mean?
How could the parents be okay with this?
Who was the father of IngaMaj?
Was my mum and her sister the end of the line?
Back then It never crossed my mind that this might all just be a number of preconceived notions, if my mum had told me then it must be so.
Or was there more to the story?