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Björn Hellqvist
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec, 2003 6:20 pm    Post subject: A small swordsman         Reply with quote

My son Karl, nine months, is already grasping the basics of halfswording. Big Grin


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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec, 2003 10:03 pm    Post subject: LOL nice pic Bjorn!         Reply with quote

Good looking Boy there, congrats Bjorn! But for the love of God, don't let him go down the dark path of Italian Swordsmanship!! With a name like Karl, that boy is destined for Kunst des Fechten!!!

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec, 2003 1:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great picture. Looks like his dad!
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec, 2003 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, he looks like himself. Another one:


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec, 2003 5:56 pm    Post subject: Fantastic         Reply with quote

The eyes of a poet-warrior if ever I've seen one.

I think your second pic says it all, though.



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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec, 2003 10:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good looking kid there Bjorn. Doesn't look like he misses too many meals either. Happy Apparently you are growing them big there in Scandinavia. Happy
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec, 2003 3:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thats one good looking Boy Bjorn! Proud looking pop to Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec, 2003 3:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pictures like these are why I keep telling my daughter "I need grandbabies!"
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Dec, 2003 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh, he's one healthy, cheery lad, and I'm so happy for him. People ask me when he will get his first sword, and I say "not before the age of five". It will probably be later, but at least he will be used to sharp, pointy stuff by then, and know to use caution.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec, 2003 7:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There is something special about boys. My son is 17 months and everything he picks up is a weapon to him as he growls and attacks his nearest sibling. I keep telling my wife its just a boy thing it has nothing to do with my hobby... OK maybe just a little.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec, 2003 4:10 pm    Post subject: Ice Cream Sword         Reply with quote

Björn Hellqvist wrote:
Oh, he's one healthy, cheery lad, and I'm so happy for him. People ask me when he will get his first sword, and I say "not before the age of five". It will probably be later, but at least he will be used to sharp, pointy stuff by then, and know to use caution.



As I am reading this my son Johnathyn (17months) enters my study with a metal ice cream scoop, brandishing it about. Obviously it is part of his short sword collection. He was playing with his war sword (the kitchen mop) about an hour earlier. To be safe he had on his great helm (his sisters bicycle helmet).

Good looking kiddo you got there Bjorn... Great smile.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec, 2003 7:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

He is one happy boy in that picture with Dad! That's really one of the best dad/son photo I've ever seen. The facial expressions say it all.

Thanks for sharing with us. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 5:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with Andrew, that second picture is priceless. Those eyes and that smile are guaranteed to brighten anyone's day. Thanks Bjorn (and Karl).
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 6:25 am    Post subject: Already swear'n on the 'Holy Iron', I see *g*         Reply with quote

Björn Hellqvist wrote:
My son Karl, nine months, is already grasping the basics of halfswording. Big Grin


Karl looks like he's about to swear an oath with blood *g*

A chip off the old block, for sure ! Great pic's Björn, thanks for sharing ! Mac

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dad looks very proud.
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Dec, 2003 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Joe Fults wrote:
Dad looks very proud.


He sure is! Thanks for all the kind comments! And Patrick - stop bugging your daughter about grandchildren. Wink You and I are the same age, and I've just become a father. You really want to be a grandfather before turning 40?

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec, 2003 8:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Björn, do you remember we visited you, my wife Mari and I, when Karl was only a few weeks old? It's so heart-warming to see what a fantastic boy Karl has become. You might also remember that Mari was pregnant. Well, here's another little swordsman, now 4 1/2 months old. His name is Oscar Halfdan. As you can see, he has just found his feet, and won't let go Big Grin


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec, 2003 10:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Borger Kruge wrote:
Björn, do you remember we visited you, my wife Mari and I, when Karl was only a few weeks old? It's so heart-warming to see what a fantastic boy Karl has become. You might also remember that Mari was pregnant. Well, here's another little swordsman, now 4 1/2 months old. His name is Oscar Halfdan. As you can see, he has just found his feet, and won't let go Big Grin


Awww! Titti just saw the pic, and she said that Oscar is an unusally cute baby, and I agree. Great to see that everything went well! Our greetings to the three of you - 2003 was a good year!

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec, 2003 10:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My own boy made me proud last night. I go into his room (he's two) and he's playing with his little castle play set. Next thing I know he's saying "this guy has a sword" and then he wants to know what this guy is holding ( a mace) and this guy ( a flail) Yay! Happy
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