about myself: I lived the first 25 years of my life in Finland,
in a place that was also officially my birthplace*. The place
was Pelkosenniemi and my village was Saunavaara. The year was
1970 when I set off for Sweden. So began my journey towards
Karlskoga and a new job at Bofors AB. Travel and the daily
allowance were paid by the new employer. I worked in different
positions at Bofors, started in the forge and the next place was
a large workshop inside a mountain called Boåsberg where
mechanics for various weapons and ammunition were manufactured.
I was there for 7 years and then I moved to Björkbo industrial
area (Nobelverken). This area was founded once upon a time by
Alfred Nobel (the father of the Nobel Prize) and produced e.g.
gunpowder, chemistry and weapon systems. Here I worked e.g. in
quality control duties and was also abroad a few times. The
company also provided a lot of training, which took place during
paid working hours. In the department where I worked, very
effective anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles were manufactured.
I worked until 2005 when I retired. We have lived in Sweden for
more than 53 years so far (2023). Now my wife and I are spending
well-deserved retirement days, also all our 3 children live in
Sweden. Taking care of a single-family house and a small garden
takes quite a long time and I have noticed that everything goes
slower now that you are a little older. Computers, websites,
collecting cameras and photography are my main hobbies and I
also spend several hours on them every day. I also collect
nostalgia, various items from the 1940s to the 1980s.
*Actually, I was born in Middle Ostrobothnia in a
place called Toholampi (in Jarvenoja sauna in Laitala!) during
the war in Lapland, when my family was evacuated there.