We inherited this book from the 1960s that was apparently given out to Swedish citizens. It’s called “If the war comes” and it’s an instruction book on what to do in the event of war. In my opinion, the best parts are the nicely dressed 1960s housewives with their pretty skirts and gas masks. They seem totally unconcerned. A close second is the men in suits. Gotta look sharp when the nuclear bomb drops. Here’s a few pictures from the book:
If the war comes…
The Ikea table can withstand an atomic bomb. Don’t forget to casually put on your gas mask! Watch that hair!
Stop, drop and roll is universal. I like the look on his face as his suit is on fire. It’s a look of mild discomfort.
Honey, put on your coat, we’re late for dinner!
I’ve been reading “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough this week, and while it’s a great book and I never realized how great and amazing these brothers and their family were, today I came across this picture.
Where is the biography on this pig?! Did this pig have a helpful and supportive pig sister? Did the other pigs say, “You’ll never do it, pigs can’t fly!” Was this pig celebrated in France? I need this book. If no one else is going to write it, it may be up to me.
Buy my new book “As Long as I Have My Own Bathroom” and learn the secret of the mysterious Leprechaun Museum.
Available on Amazon (for the U.S.) – http://amzn.com/1530292964
Available Amazon.co.uk (for the UK) – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1530292964
And AdLibris (in Sweden) – http://tinyurl.com/jyjfkro
And most likely on other Amazon services around the world so just check!
Thank you! All money goes to ice cream.
When you have around 6 months of winter and darkness here in Sweden, you can do one of three things.
- Take a vacation to the sun (smartest idea, unfortunately, I’m not that smart)
- Find a creative project to put meaning into your day.
Well, I’ve gone with number 3 (I really need to save up for number 1 next winter) and I’m about to publish my second book of essays, this time all about transportation and travel!
Here is a short example of what you will find in this book:
I made my husband eat alligator when he visited me in Texas.
He made me eat snails when I visited him in Europe.
Another update next week when I make it available. Until then, here’s a picture of a very well-dressed cat.
My youngest son was asked to do a short book report the other day on any book he wanted. He chose the book about sickness and diseases that he got from the doctor’s office. I remember that he read that book for weeks after he got it. I had thoughts that maybe he would become a doctor or a researcher. I asked him what he liked so much about the book and he said, “The pictures.” So I took a look.
So, maybe not a doctor – but perhaps a comedian?
Have I mentioned 20 times yet that I wrote a book? Only 19? Ok, well, here you go.
I wrote a little collection of essays about being a Texan living in Sweden. It’s great! Don’t believe me, here are the reviews:
“Great writing!” – Stranger
“Made me laugh out loud” – Stranger
“Do you need money? Cause I can buy a few if you need some money.” -DAD
Check it out here! http://amzn.com/1500873772
(Also on AmazonUK, Bokus, Adlibris)
Differences between me and my husband:
After watching Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” my husband immediately went to find books about the Civil War while I tried to find “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”
I saw a paper yesterday for new students coming to Sweden. It gives helpful phrases they may need to know in Swedish. There were only about 20 phrases. The best 2 were, “How do you like it in Sweden? – It gets better every day!” (There was no option for ‘I don’t like it’ or ‘it’s bad’.) And of course, “How much is the beer?”
I’m reading a book right now called Artic Drift. It’s a great book but I’m starting to question whether this was the right time of year to read it. All of these people keep getting trapped in blizzards and floating out on icebergs and all I can think of is, “Yeah, I think that must have happened somewhere around my house.”