Newsletter, Febueary1999 Edition
President: Leland Peterson 489-7061
|WHEN NEXT WE MEET:
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000
Ruritan Club, Witchduck Road
|7:00 Mike Hayden, custodian of the of the building for
the Ruritan Club, has informed us that it will not be necessary to take
down the tables and chairs after the meeting as another group meets on
Monday morning. We will clear the tables and that will be it.
We have also been given its space in the storage room for a cabinet, which
will simplify the transportation of items regularly used in the meeting.
ADDRESS ON THE WEB:
|Program for the March meeting.
At the committee meeting hosted by Chairman Georgie Unser, Margit Tunander suggested that we have something like a quiz show for our March meeting. Contestants would be asked to ponder questions about life in Sweden and America and prizes would be awarded . Refinement of details will be worked out by Margit and the committee but this will be an interesting departure and could be a very popular program. Be ready to participate!
When Last We Met
| Herb Melendy suggested that we join with the
Sons of Norway, and the Icelandic-American Club, and sponsor a class at
ODU. Ted Johnson suggested that we send a letter to the symphony
requesting that one night be dedicated to Scandinavian Music. Ted
also mentioned getting a songbook made of the songs we would be interested
Ted Johnson then led the program with Swedish songs. Some of the songs we sang were “Halso Dem Darkemma”, “Johan Pa Snippen”, and “Hälsa Dem Darkemma”. There were 32 adults and 6 children present.
At the end of the meeting, the raffle was held. The meeting ended by 6:45 p.m. Since we were able to leave the tables and chairs up, we were ready to go in no time. It was mentioned, as we were getting ready to depart, that the Ruritan Club had consented to having some space to install a cabinet in which to keep things that we use regularly at our monthly meetings.
|DIRECTIONS TO OUR MEETINGS
If coming from the peninsula, take I-64 across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, follow 64 to 264 East (144). Follow 264 to the Witchduck Road exit, after exiting, turn left onto Witchduck Road. About 1/4 to ½ mile is Ruritan Drive (fire station light is there). Turn left on Ruritan, go the end of the street, building is on the left
February 29th occurs only once every four years. When this day appears
in the calendar it is referred to as a 'Leap Year'. The day is obtained
by the fact that the earth rotates around the Sun with approximately 1/4
of a day left over which is added together every 4 years giving one extra
day every 4 years. Associated with all those in love, being named after
the patron saint of lovers 'St. Valentine'. It was the Christian Church
who popularized this day in the reign of Emperor Claudius. St. Valentine
was a young priest who defied an edict from Rome and the Emperor that prohibited
young males in the army from marrying.
.1. Beat egg yolks until light and thick; beat in sugar and salt.
2. And flour and milk alternately beating until mixture is smooth. Add 1/4 cup melted butter and vanilla.
3. Let batter stand a few hours. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
4. Heat pancake pan. Butter with melted butter. Pour about one tablespoonful butter into each depression. Brown on one side, turn and brown on second side.
5. To serve, spread each pancake with sweet apple sauce or lingonberry sauce. Stack 6 to 8 for each serving. Sprinkle top with confectioner's sugar.
Yield: 60 to 70 small pancakes
Note: this recipe is from Swedish Recipes Old and New, published by the American Daughters of Sweden, Chicago, 1955, pp.164-65 .
Betty no longer separates the egg yolks and uses a plain griddle for frying. Maple syrup is also very good on the pancakes, though lingonberry sauce is the best.
The History Committee
chaired by Georgie Unser
reports this schedule of programs for 2000:
A talk by Hans Thunander on the history of Queen Christina and The Hundred Years War.
A quiz show directedt by Margit Thunander with Andy Andersson providing commentary.
Volvo: A Swedish Industrial Triumph, by Anders Thorell.
A memorial and birthday anniversary program for our Swedish American Society led by Bentley Anderson
A Midsummer Day celebration with Bentley Anderson and Steve and Patti Carlson providing music..
Swedish Baptists come to Minnesota in the 1860s, by Leland Peterson.
Nellie Leonardson directing a play for the children.
Volunteers wanted to discuss internationally famous Swedes in the arts, literature, film, or exploration, such as Edgar Bergen, Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Nobel, Ingmar Bergman, Greta Garbo, Jenny Lind, or Carl Larsson. Additional topics include famous places in Sweden and the birds Sweden. It is hoped that the number of volunteers for such programs will enable us to schedule a number of programs for the next year.
Our annual smorgasbord and Sankta Lucia with Bentley Anderson presiding.