Swedish-American Society 
Newsletter, Febueary 2001 Edition

President: Larry Leonardson 721-6827
Web master: Larry Leonardson 721-6827

WHEN NEXT WE MEET
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001
Ruritan Club, Witchduck Road

Välkommen!
3:00  Setup
4:00  Fellowship Hour
5:00  Du Gamla, Du Fria; 
         My Country T'is of Thee;
         I Jesu Namn
        Dinner: Svenska Pannkakor
5:45  Business Meeting
6:45  Raffle
7:00  Helsa Dem Der Hemma and
         clearing  the tables

Program Notes
4:00  Members are reminded to bring crackers, cheese, nuts and other snacks for the happy hour. Beverages are provided by the Club.
5:00  Laboring over the hot griddles in the kitchen will be our trio who have done this for many years: Joann Lundquist, Betty Peterson, and Margit Thunander.  Lingonberries and sausages will complement the pancakes.
5:45 The purposed History Committee report will have to be delayed. Due to recent circumstance, our business meeting will have to focus on the selection of a new secretary and a new raffle master as well as the reorganization of various committees. 
 

Program for the March meeting.
 Several people have suggested that we have a repeat of last year’s quiz show for our March meeting.  Contestants would be asked to ponder questions about life in Sweden and America and prizes would be
 awarded .  Let’s see if we can talk Margit into a repeat performance.

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
 

CHILDREN’S CORNER
The children will be doing meltable bead art this month. Because a hot iron will be used, I need another adult or a teenager to assist.

            OUR ADDRESS ON THE WEB:
               http://members.tripod.com/~SweAmer
 
 
 
 
 

 


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When Last We Met
 The January meeting of the Swedish-American Society was held on January 21st.    The Social Hour began at 4:00 with all the usual variety of tasty hors d’oeurves.  At 5:00 we gathered at the tables to sing “Du Gama”, and “My Country“Tis of Thee”, led by Ted Johnson.  We then our table grace, “I Jesu Namn”. This was followed by the meal which consisted of the Yellow Pea Soup, the delicious breads, a variety of condiments, and the usual array of delectable desserts.   Following the meal, Nellie Leonardson met with the children and led them in a workshop of sand art in bottles. 
 Don Lundquest gave a treasurer’s report. Programs for the upcoming months were discussed.
          Marily Melendy announced that we would have Pancakes at the February meeting.  
 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”. 
 At the end of the meeting, the raffle was held.  The meeting ended by 6:45 p.m.

CLUB OFFICERS 
President - Larry Leonardson 721-6827 
Vice President - Bentley Anderson
Secretary -
Treasurer - Don Lundquist 
Newsletter Editor - Nellie Leonardson 
Web Master-Larry Leonardson
 


 
 
 
 

Plättar 

2 eggs, separated
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
apple sauce, lingonberry sauce, 
    or confectioner sugar.

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. 
 

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IN MEMORY
It is with great sorrow that we must announce the death of two of our members;
   our secretary, Georgie Unser, and our raffle master, Andy Andersson.
Georgie Unser 

SUFFOLK -- Georgina Heilig Unser, 68, of the 1800 block of Oyster Bay Lane, died Jan. 29, 2001. 

A native of Chester, Pa., Mrs. Unser started teaching in 1968 at the Chesapeake Demonstration School and retired from Western Branch Intermediate School in 1997. She had a masters of science in education; was a member of First Lutheran Church, Norfolk; Pilot Club in Suffolk; listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers; Maryview Hospital volunteer; on the board of Dwelling Place in Norfolk; and was a court appointed advocate for abused children with CASA. 

She is survived by her husband, Edward F. Unser; four children, Jennifer U. Gatson of Suffolk, Valerie U. Gentilini of Portsmouth, Edward F. Unser Jr. of  Richmond and Christine U. Hodges of Suffolk; a sister, Teenie Duke; a brother, Charles Heilig Jr.; eight grandchildren; and a cousin, Mary Williams. 

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 1301 Colley Ave., Norfolk, by the Rev. Dr. William B. Trexler. Burial was in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. Arrangements were handled by 
Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Dwelling Place,  545 W. 37th St., Norfolk, VA 23508                   
 


Andy Andersson

BERNDT E. ANDERSSON
Published: Monday, February 12, 2001 
 

Berndt E. Andersson, 68, 
husband of Sharon Andersson, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001. Arrangements by Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, Hampton.

Viewing will be held this this Friday, 
Feb. 16th from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home located in Hampton at 2539 Armistead Avenue. To be followed by the service at Parklawn Memorial Park.  
(757) 838-2068
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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