Hi, I will give you some information about myself (picture),
my background, interests and other irrelevant facts.
I grew up in a small village, Emsfors, where the dominant industry was a paper mill.
During vacations from school I worked in the paper mill to earn some money but I also
think that it was here that my interests for all things mechanical was born. I never
thought about my professional choice, I always knew that I would be working as a
mechanical engineer. But, electrons took over from mechanics and I became a Systems
Engineer with IBM instead. I never regretted that choice and stayed with IBM for 27 years.
But my interests are mainly mechanics. I am intersted in motorsport,
old sports cars, motorcycling , aviation, photography and has recently
become interested in genealogy.
During the years I have had a few interesting cars i.e. MG, Jaguar,
Lotus but In 1997 I sold my latest sports car, a Lotus Elan which I bought in England in
1975 and then restored. Since then I have been driving Volvos but the
longing for a sportscar became too strong so in July 2007 I bought a
Mercedes SLK. I still have my motorcycle (picture),
a 1100cc Suzuki, which I don't use very much nowadays.
My interest in genealogy has been latent for a long time, but when my father died and I
had to go through his left papers my interest for learning more about my
ancestors surfaced. So now I am collecting and organising the available information.
Next step will be to expand on this by trying to find new information.