Newsletter, April, 2002 Edition
President: Bentley Anderson 340-9757
WHEN WE NEXT MEET:
Sunday, April 21, 2002
3:00 PM SMÖRGÅSBORD SETUP Doors open and setup begins. Sue Arith and Sandy MacGregor will setup for the meeting and meal. Sandy MacGregor will set up the beverage table.
4:00 PM Fellowship Hour: Club provides the soft drinks, beer & wine, but depends on the membership for the hors d'oeuvres (cheese, crackers, nuts, etc.).
5:00 PM Välkommen to members and guests, followed by Du Gamla Du Fria, My Country Tis of thee, and I Jesu Namn Til Bords Vi Gå, after which we all get in the buffet line.
DINING: Marilyn Melendy is in charge of the main course, and she says that it will be a general pot luck with people possibly bringing favorite foods of Pippi Longstocking since the main program centers around her and her creator Astrid Lindgren.
5:45 PM Business Meeting: Treasurer's Report, Other Business.
6:00 PM Sing along with Swedish form our Song Book. Ted
Johnson will lead us from the keyboard in various Swedish Songs including
Hälsä Dem Där
6:15 PM A program about the recently deceased Astrid Lindgren
will be held (see enclosure). First, Bentley Anderson give a biographical
6:45 PM Raffle with Diane Newlon made possible by gifts from the members, and very important in keeping our Treasurer from attacks of anxiety.
7:00 PM Hälsä Dem Där Hemma and the clearing of tables and stacking of chairs.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETINGS
If coming from the peninsula, take I-64 across the Hampton Roads
Bridge Tunnel, follow I-64 to I-264 East. Follow I-264 to the Witchduck
Nellie Leonardson will not be able to run the children's corner due to an illness, I'm sorry to report. Her surgery is scheduled for the 26th of April. In her place, Merrie Jo Milner will work with the children.
When Last We Met
On an afternoon of heavy rain, nineteen members and four children
were present. After setup by Sue Arith and Sandy MacGregor,
who also brought the liquid refreshments, the meeting was opened at
5:00 p.m. by
Following the seconds and desserts, Bentley led us with Ted Johnson's accompaniment in singing a Happy Birthsday in Swedish (Ja må hon leva) and English to the absent Barbara Storassli, ailing at home with the flu but able to hear on husband Olaf's cell phone the congratulations from the club. Joseph Milner's friend and guest, Coby Cowgill also had a Happy Birthday.
For the Svenska Quiz, Margit and Hans Thunander had prepared twenty questions appropiate for those not born in Sverige. Two teams were formed, the Blue (Sandy MacGregor, Don Lundquist, Coby Cowgill, and Ted Johnson) and the Gold (Marilyn Melendy, Merrie Jo Milner, Larry Leonardson and Leland Peterson). Team members were allowed to dicuss a question before submitting an answer.
They alternated in taking the questions from the MC, Bentley Anderson,
a credible Pat Sejak, Alex Trebek and Bob Barker all in
one. Hans Thunander was the judge. The Blue team was declared the winner but the prizes were impartially given?a year's supply of Lutefisk for each of the winning contestants, and two year's supply of Lutefisk for each of the losing contestants. (Note, one year's supply for the whole team is exactly one fish! Varsågoda!!).
Marilyn Melendy announced the death of Olga Anderson, who with the
late Norfolk Police Chief Harold Anderson was a charter member of our
In the Ted Johnson Sing-Along we sang from the Swedish Songbook Nos 4,.Barnsdomshemmet, 24 Hör, hur västanvinden susar, 39 När jag är tio år, and 32, Kostervalsen. The traditional conclusion was Hälsa dem därhemma.
Diane Newlon then conducted the raffle, after which the place was set in order and the meeting adjourned to April 17, at which time as announced we will have a program on the late, highly acclaimed author of Swedish children's literature, Astrid Lindgren.
Beverage Master Needs Help for May Meeting:
Some Ole and Lena jokes from www.oldlutheran.com (tack så mycka til Marilyn Melendy).
Ole and Sven went on an expensive fishing trip and returned with
only one fish.
"It's yust too hot to vear clothes today," said Ole as he stepped
out of the shower.
Sven and Ole were watching the late evening news. There was a man
on the ledge of all tall building and the police were trying to talk him
Lena: "Der is trouble vit da car, sveetheart. It has vater in da
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