Moline Ill. April 1. 1946.
is most likely an unusual letter. Or surprising. I have been thinking of writing you a letter many
times but I have not had your address, Verner sent it to me.
is long time since I saw you, it was when I was in the
hospital in Karlstad
in 1919. I have been thinking about that so many times.
must have been thinking what I have done all these years.
left for America in the fall of 1926 and ended up in
South Bend Indiana
and worked as a manservant for a millionaire for some years. After that I moved
to Moline and
started working as a pattern maker for some years. In 1930 I opened my own
business, a lemonade factory. In the beginning there were some hard years but
now it works fine. I have eleven men working for me now, I sell about one and
a half million bottles a year and that is not so bad, so I earn my living rather
fine. We have 4 trucks that delivers lemonade to the shops.
got married in 1934 and I have a nice wife, we have two children a boy who is 7
years old and a girl who is 2 years old. The boy looks like me and the girl
looks like her mother.
built our own house 6 years ago and it is heated with gas.
is the story of my life in a few words. I will write you more if I hear from
you and you are interested.
has not been so nice here during the years of war, I was
not in the war but 6
of my workers were. I has been hard to find workers,
but now they all are back, 2 were
and we are were happy that they are
is Karin? I have thought much of her so many times. I hope she is still alive
and is doing well. Would write me some time. I
hope my letter will find you healthy.
greetings to you from,
Mr. Einar Nelson
2320 – 15 ave.
spelling is not so good but I have been here
and have almost not talked any Swedish.
can not talk Swedish.
It is hard
to write Swedish on an American typewriter
they do not have any
å, ä and ö, but
I thought it
better to use it so you can read my writing better.