place names

2689825811_d958a56ac3_oThere’s a large manhunt underway for two escaped prisoners in upstate NY. They’ve been on the lam [not the lamb 🙂 ] for seven days now … stone cold killers. Living in North America, you quickly get used to seeing place names from Europe and other parts of the world. Around here, where I live, they’re mainly from England and Scotland. Aberdeen, Loch Lomond Road leading up the the lake Loch Lomond. I’ve visited New Sweden, Maine … Stockholm, Westmanland …a fellow blogger lives out in Kansas; Falun, Lindsborg. I’m used to that and haven’t thought much about it. Nonetheless, when the news about those escapees broke, and I heard the name of the place where the prison is located, I jumped! Dannemora! At first, I thought I might have mis-heard it, but then I saw it written.

I think what made me react was Dannemora, Sweden is such a small place, most Swedes wouldn’t know of it or where it’s situated unless they’ve got some connection to it. The only reason I knew it myself was my old job … Dannemora is known for its iron ore.

Yesterday, I mainly watched the royal wedding in Sweden.

 

43 Replies to “place names”

  1. Dannemora sounds like a lovely place in your country of origin! Not so much for the place in USA!!! How utterly terrifying for the residents>can you imagine being too scared to sleep in your own home?? shudders
    How was the Royal wedding?

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    1. Gerry thought it was Irish, when he first heard it … Dannemora. Would be unimaginable to live there now! Those are not guys you would like to meet in a dark alley! And they’re still on the loose! I shudder to think of what might have happened …

      It was a beautiful wedding. Now all three are married. This was on Saturday … TODAY Princess Madeleine gave birth to a son!

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      1. I thought it was an Irish name also!!! Then I remember it is Connemara I was thinking about! ROFWL 🙂
        Still no sightings of the 2 felons on the run; they can ‘get lost’ in the crowd & never be found….sad but true…
        I am happy all 3 are married!!! I di not know Princess Madeleine had a son…I need to check that out on the Newsfeed….

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        1. Connemara is a place I’d love to visit in real life!

          Hope they catch them, though …

          Princess Madeleine married some Irish-American guy, Chris O’Neill, and they had a daughter Leonore .. she’s 2.

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          1. Me too; they have thee Connemara Ponies & they are adorable!!!!
            I wish the escapees were found also; I just know that in ‘real life’ people can hide in ‘plain sight’. They will have to curb their desire o hurt or kill anyone or else blow their cover……
            I would think by now they are well out of the place…driving the backroads…..they knew what they were doing;)
            I went & read up on the Swedish Royal family….that Chris O’Neill fellow is VERY wealthy…I was surprised that the girls were allowed to marry outside of the country/heritage.
            Princess Madeleine is beautiful….model perfect!!!! WOW!!! And she looks like a lovely person too!

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            1. Montreal would be the nearest, bigger place to go …

              Oh, they can marry whoever they want, I guess. He, who is King now, is married to a commoner. But … he couldn’t have married her and still become king, before the old king died. It was changed then. Also, they changed the succession order when Princess Victoria was born … so that the oldest becomes the throne pretendent regardless of whether it’s a boy or a girl.

              I sound like I’m really into this stuff … which isn’t the case, it’s just that I remember when it happened LOL

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                    1. LOL about Prince Harry! He is such a ‘tear-away’ as they say in UK. Hard to believe he is turning 30 yrs old>>>>I wonder if he will ever settle down??? 😉

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                    2. I was contacted by an old boyfriend from the early 90’s. He was all of 18 when we went out & yes I was older. So now the fellow is 42 & I am ummm…older….
                      So he friends me on FB & I am so excited to see T & find out how his Life has been……
                      Well let me tell you I am not missing a lot. He still sounds like he is 18 & he does not seem to have proper morals. (I can share that in a private email with you.) I wished he had never contacted me…..
                      So you are right some people NEVER grow up 😦

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                    3. Sometimes it’s sad when people don’t grow up … and other times it’s good to be a child at heart — it’s two different ways, so to speak.

                      I had an interesting experience just the other day. In the early 80’s I dated a Brit. He and I travelled in England for two weeks … it was a short relationship. Anyway … now, for the first time since 1988, I saw him in a video on YouTube! He teaches at some uni in Sweden, so the video was all about language learning or whatever … But it was fun to see him 🙂

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                    4. I bet that was nice to see him on video! I wished I had just seen T on video only as I explained in my email to you. He is so immature. I feel sorry for him in a way. Makes me glad I DID grow up!! 😉

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                    5. It was weird to see him after all these years, because for a second there I forgot that I had aged just as much LOL. My first reaction was: Gawd … he looks old! Of course he does, thirty years later, and I should have a look in the mirror myself 😀 hehe!

                      Apart from that, the general impression was exactly the same. I remember him learning Swedish, and he was the model student … perfect in every way.

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                    6. Trust me Rebby you have not aged since I have known you. In fact you look very youthful & I would not take you for over 45. I unfortunately have aged ALOT! But with all the health issues & meds it was to be expected.
                      T who I mentioned is no H*ll anymore…he is one of the ‘tired’ looking middle aged people & he is only 42. Go figure?
                      I have that reaction when I see people now who I have not seen in years! It really freaks me out, lol.
                      My 2nd hubby looks much the same but oh-so serious….he reminds me of his Mother so much.
                      The last time I saw hubby #1 he looked mean & hard; he used to look like Barry Gibb (Bee Gee fame). A huge change.
                      3rd hubby looks like Pappa Smurf….just paint him blue! he did not age well either……
                      It is the glow that is missing…..I hope I can keep that glow well into ‘old age’ 😉

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                    7. My hubby put up a new profile picture in FB, and someone asked him, jokingly: What cream do you use to keep looking that youthful? G replied: Valvoline LOL

                      I’ve only seen husband #1, he’s on FB. Haven’t seen him in real life since 1986. Considering how ill he is, he hasn’t aged much, I must say. It’s amazing he’s still alive … #2 doesn’t really count, it only lasted a month, and #3 is dead.

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                    8. Valvoline>>>ROFWL!!! I must borrow that reply Rebby!!!
                      I have to laugh about how we talk about our ex-hubbies…to an outsider it would be quite hilarious! 😉

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                    9. Yeah … it comes natural, about the ex:es, but one nurse at work … she almost fell of her chair when I told her I’d been married several times, and to me it was not such a big deal.

                      What a nasty night it is here! We’re getting the remnants of some tropical storm they had down in Texas!!! Bill …

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                    10. 😉 Same here Rebby…no big deal about being married 5 times to me either. LOL
                      People always ask a million questions…it amuses me a lot.
                      UGH you got the remnants of Bill…we were supposed to but ‘he’ veered off to the East & headed for you….

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                    11. Yes, it’s four times now. It was three then LOL

                      Many places here got as much in 24 hrs as they normally get during one month. More tomorrow, some other system, I guess …

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                    12. Oops that’s is right.. you are on 34 now…lol…
                      The first 3 were just practice right???
                      I used to say that about my first 3…
                      Paul & Kevin were the ‘real deal’ but both cut short 😦
                      We got ALOT of rain here last nite…the workmen saw the mudline on my patio & added a piece to the top or drain spout so if it rains again the water will cascade farther out onto grass & hopefully AVOID the patio! They all commented on how crappy the new patios look & function 😉
                      I apologize for the storms that will probably have rolled thru N.B. early morning…we had PINK lightning! Scary stuff. And a tornado down Goderich way!!!!

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                    13. Yeah … what a life! …but then again; at least we’ve lived!

                      That’s some wild weather you guys got! Just grey here, the rain won’t start until 5 PM 🙂

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                    14. 😉 You are so right Rebby! I do not regret my Life as such…I regret I hurt Hubby #1 & #2 tho’. I was messed up way back when. Hubby #2 has forgiven me & we email 3-4 times a week which is lovely. He is a good man. #1 has never replied ot my letter of amends so I know he is still bitter. It is his to won.
                      Hubby #3 is on FB but it is really the sons I am connected to (if you know what I mean?)
                      It WAS wild here last nite. This morning it was sunny @ 6 A.M. The siding guys started work at 8:30 & by 10 A. M. it looked like it was going to storm……they worked til 1:30 P.M. & then when they came back it was sunny til quitting time!!!

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                    15. I have many regrets too. There was never enough time to recover emotionally, during those years, so I wasn’t even aware of how I hurt people. That came later. I must not dwell on it. #1 is on FB [not on my list], #2 I know nothing about, #3 is dead.

                      The meteorologist said we’d get a foggy, soggy night, and that has already started …

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                    16. You said it perfectly Rebby: there never was time to recover at all>>just move on to the next situation/disaster/relationship.
                      It was about 3 years into my ‘recovery’ I realized just HOW dysfunctional I was & all the people I had hurt. I have a few amends left to make but I fear if I tried to contact the people they would freak out. So I promised myself & G-D to never hurt anyone else like that again.
                      I know #1 is still alive as he lives in same place as my Sister & family; my Niece sees his yellow truck in town a lot. I wish him well; that is all I can do now…
                      Sorry about the foggy & soggy; I was hoping it might by-pass you there 😉

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  2. I also thought Dannemora was Irish. Connemara certainly is! Wild and wonderful, not conventional beauty at all. But very VERY Irish. I have fond memories —
    Have you been to Denmark, Maine? Probably not! We had friends living there; lots of geographic place names in Maine, although the Swedish references are new to me.

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    1. I think we missed Denmark, ME. Connemara is the one place in Ireland I’ve always wanted to see in real life.

      We have New Denmark here, right across the Maine border..

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  3. Yes it is funny about the names lol

    I learn something new about you all the time! I had no idea that you had been married 3 times before G! I thought only once before.

    I haven’t even come close to a marriage, not even been engaged… Guess I am not a gf/wife material booohooo 😦 LOL

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            1. Wouldn’t have known about the place, had it not been for my first job …which was kind of ‘steel related’..

              Near Östhammar, I believe?!

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