A few days ago I got mail from my dear grandmother. It was a magazine and a new special edition book cover of her book about my grandfather, “Uncle Erik”.
My grandfather started an organization 70 years ago that has helped many people in the world. He was very sick and growing up he spent a lot of time in hospitals and this is where his work began. He worked for something bigger than himself. The organization, now called Erikshjalpen, continued on after my grandfather passed away at age 37. They are still helping those in need. I am a very proud granddaughter of my grandparents who has given so much of their love to help others. I never met my grandfather, but I’ve seen the wonderful work that my grandmother have done and I couldn’t be more proud.
They had a party this weekend to celebrate my grandfathers work. It’s of course too far for me to go to Sweden for one day, so instead I celebrated from a distance checking my cousins updates on instagram. I would have loved to spend time with my relatives and celebrate the work we all are very proud of.
Min farfar startade en organisation for 70 ars sedan som har hjalpt manga manniskor i varlden. Han var valdigt sjuk och nar han vaxte upp spenderade han mycket tid pa sjukhus och det var dar hans arbete borjade. Han arbetade for nagot storre an honom sjalv. Organisationen, nu vid namn Erikshjalpen, fortsatte efter att min farfar gick bort vid 37 ars alder. De hjalper fortfarande de som behover. Jag ar ett valdigt stolt barnbarn till mina farforaldrar som har gett sa mycket av sin karlek till att hjalpa andra. Jag traffade aldrig min farfar, men jag har sett det underbara arbete som min farmor har gjort och jag ar mycket stolt.
De hade en fest for att fira min farfars arbete i helgen. Det ar forstas lite for langt for mig att aka till Sverige for en dag, sa istallet firade jag pa distans och kollade mina kusiners updates pa instagram. Jag skulle ha velat spendera tid med mina slaktingar och fira det arbete som vi alla ar stolta over.
Earlier this week, I saw on Madonna’s instagram that she recommended a movie that would show at selected theaters in NY and LA this weekend. I thought it could be something different for me and my husband to do, so yesterday at noon we went to the Angelika Film Center on Houston St. Very cute place and it was a tiny and narrow movie room with rows of only 4 seats on each side and a smaller screen in the front. The movie, Moonlight, had a great and important story and good acting, but all scenes could have been shorter and they could have added something else to it. It was a bit dull too many times. Overall, I think it’s a good movie and I would recommend you to go see it, but watch it when you have a lot of energy.
Both my boys have been sleeping all day so far. It’s almost 2pm! I’m watching Planet Earth, listening to the renovation upstairs and getting things done on my computer. Not sure what the rest of the day will offer but since it’s kinda crappy weather today I don’t really care if we end up doing nothing.
I wish you an awesome weekend!
Today we woke up to the fall. It’s still pretty warm for being October, but it’s colder than earlier this week, it’s foggy and darker which makes me sleepy. But every year I have to go against myself and admit that I actually love the fall here in New York. This is a very pretty city when the trees changes color. To be honest, NYC is probably the prettiest city when it comes to all four seasons. I guess I love living here after all.
Idag vaknade vi upp till hosten. Det ar fortfarande ratt varmt for att vara October, men det ar kallare an tidigare denna vecka, det ar dimmigt och morkare vilket gor mig trott. Men varje ar maste jag ga emot mig sjalv och erkanna att jag faktiskt alskar hosten har i New York. Detta ar en valdigt vacker stad nar traden byter farg. Om jag ska vara arlig, NYC ar formodligen den vackraste staden nar det kommer till alla fyra arstider. Jag antar att jag alskar att bo har trots allt.