Americans searching for their swedish roots.
They have been sending a reality show here in Sweden called Allt för Sverige (All for Sweden) where ten Us citizens comes over here to learn more about us and perhaps finding living relatives. They compete against each other and every week one is sent home again but the winner of it all will get a chance to meet the relatives that person has here. In one way I think it is a terrible program, I mean they come over here and if they lose a competition that’s it!
But I have to admit that it is fun too. They are travelling around in the country and every week one person gets to know some of their history over here. The competitions are rather stupid sometimes and I do hope they don’t think that this is things we normally do, like climbing up in a flagpole tossing down meatballs that someone must catch in their mouth 🙂 🙂 🙂
But the one loosing do get an envelope with all information there is to know about their swedish background with a family tree as well. They will of course only see the positive sides of this country so naturally they love this place 🙂 🙂 🙂 The thing we see most of them is when they are crying, of joy mostly or by sadness when they have to go home. If I believed this to be how americans are You do cry a lot! Almost all the time actually 🙂 🙂 🙂 I don’t know why they decided to show all this crying to be honest 🙂 But I guess it is true that americans do care more about their background than we do over here.
The final is next week and there are four people left:
Brian Gerard a pastor from Louisville in Kentucky.
Guy Clark, designer amongst other things lives in New York
Shastin Corona, a sheriff in San Augustin Florida and
Kirstin Highfield a student in Colorado (going to be a teacher).
I think it would be terrible to lose the final and have to go home when being so close 🙂 I think they all deserve to meet any family over here but I have to admit that the pastor Brian Gerard is my favorite. The last episode they celebrated Midsummer here and I can tell You that they loved it 🙂 One of them said we loved that holiday better than our national day and that’s true. It is a holiday neither the church or the commerce managed to take away from us 🙂 They got to wear the traditional dress from the area where their family comes from, Almost all county’s over here has a traditional costume since long back and no one but the ones from that county wears that particular costume. Not to many does that now days (and to be honest, those costumes cost a fortune because they are all hand-made).
No walk in the dark today because I still don’t knowe if it was a wolf that followed us. I wouldn’t stand a chance protecting my dogs against a wolf if we met it in the dark, in daylight I would most probably stand a good chance though. We talked about it at work and we guessed a lot about it. I think the three most probable things was a wolf, a Gråtomte (grey gnome) wich is the same as a forest gnome, a dirty moomin troll or a werewolf. It was after all a full moon so my favorite is the werewolf 🙂 It is time for something to eat and a pot of tea, the fire is already burning in the stove 🙂
Moomin trolls and their friends.
Have a great day!