Thursday, October 26, 2006

My Grandfathers Tree

My Grandfathers Tree

When Harald Fredrik Jansson, my grandfather celebrated his twentieth birthday in 1922 he planted this Common Horse-chestnut in front of his home at Bergdalen in Tungelsta. His father Johan Fredrik Jansson was the first gardener to buy land in Tungelsta in 1909.

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5 comments:

Jazzy said...

amazing, it's truly great what you have left from your grandfather. thanks for sharing the story.
nicely coloured old photos you have on flicker.

Denton said...

This is a great photo and explanation. It reminds me of a tree my family planted in honor of my Grandmother's 95th birthday. That was 10 years ago and Grandmother has passed on now. But every time I visit her home town I drive by and admire the tree.

Zsolt72 said...

this tree is wonderful especially knowing its story. Somehow its not a tree only anymore. YOur grandfathers soul is there around.

dutchie said...

That's a very sweet story!

Stefan Jansson said...

Thanks. It is a great idea planting trees. Glaad you like my little story. We are expecting a big storm here later today. I will post an update on this tree next week when all the leaves are gone.