minne: memory, remembrance p.294
“In Sweden, this kind of message is popular among young teens to write between girls. They are called ‘a memory’
—Rosor är röda Violer är blå Smultron är söta och du är likaså
(Roses are red, violets are blue, strawberries* are sweet and you are likewise)”
I was no longer a teenage but was happy to receive such a beautiful poem from her.
*Smultron ( Fragaria vesca according to Wikipedia) is a berry which has a special smell and taste.
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