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Richard C. Lindberg

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816646845

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.001.0001

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Oscar and Evelyn and Charley

Oscar and Evelyn and Charley

Chapter:
(p.92) 6 Oscar and Evelyn and Charley
Source:
Whiskey Breakfast
Author(s):

Richard C. Lindberg

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.003.0006

In this chapter, the author, a first-generation Swedish American, looks back more on the lives of his father, Oscar Waldemar Lindberg, and his family as Swedish immigrants in Chicago. Oscar’s honeymoon with his wife Evelyn was over before it began. Temperamentally unsuited to one another, they were a strong-willed couple, quickly baring their insecurities and anger once the bloom was off the rose. Charles Lindberg, their son and the author’s half-brother, was born less than six months after the exchange of vows in the St. Louis City Hall. Homesick for Sweden, Oscar longed to pay a clandestine visit to his brothers and sisters, who were struggling to raise their own families amid the economic perils and growing uncertainty over the intentions of the Nazis. Although he undervalued his domestic life in the United States, Oscar showed boundless love and devotion for the disconnected relatives he had not spoken to in twenty years. Oscar and Evelyn Lindberg eventually divorced.

Keywords:   divorce, Swedish immigrants, Oscar Waldemar Lindberg, Chicago, Charles Lindberg, Sweden, Evelyn Lindberg

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