Newsletter,November 2001 Edition
President: Larry Leonardson 721-6827
WHEN NEXT WE MEET:
Sunday, November 18, 2001
Ruritan Club, Witchduck Road
6:00 Sing along practice for the Santa Lucia program
6:45 Raffle with Andy Anderson
7:00 Cleanup and closing.
4:00.Fellowship Hour. Bob Olson brings the beverages for the Club but members intent upon the best of hors d’oeuvres must provide the herring, cheese, crackers, etc.
5:00 Du Gamla, four verses of My Country for Thanksgiving,
and I Jesu Namn.
|5:45 Business Meeting:
--Treasurer's Report and Dues Collection.
--Confirming election of nominated officers for president and
--Sign-up list for smorgasbord contributions for next month. Lizbeth
& Alan Coker will be present to do the Sankta Lucia procession.
6:00 Sing Along with Ted Johnson, including Thanksgiving and Christmas favorites, and practice of Sankta Lucia in Swedish. Member requests are always welcome.
6:45 Raffle of gifts from members. Proceeds from the raffled items are an important supplement to our dues income to keep the Club solvent.
7:00 Activity by all the able-bodied in clearing and stacking tables and chairs, Mänge tacks for your wonderful cooperation!
Swedish Calenders for 2001 are still available from the Treasurer for
the bargain price of $9.00. Did you know that these were printed
with true devotion and great skill by Swedes in Minneapolis? Difficult
to improve on that quality.
OUR ADDRESS ON THE
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.
The monthly meeting
of the Swedish American Society was held on Sunday, October 21st. The social
hour began at 4:00 with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. A list of Swedish
phrases was distributed to the members by Kristen. At 5:10 we gathered
for singing Du Gamla, and America. The table grace, I Jesu Namn was
prayed. We then partook of barbeque, side dishes, and several desserts.
|Fruit-syrup - Safta classical
Swedish drink for the kids
1 kg (2 lbs) of berries, e.g. black or
1. Clean the berries. The pit can stay in cherries; black and red currants can remain as racemes.
2.Weight the berries and determine the water quantity. Black and red currants require the largest water quantity, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries require less water.
3.Boil the berries in the water under cover for 10 minutes. Squeeze them now and then with, e.g. wooden spoon in order to make certain they are crushed.
4.Now comes the tricky part: You have to strain the "saft", using a straining-cloth. Do not apply pressure, but let gravity do the trick. This part of the preparation might take up to an hour.
5.Measure the quantity of "saft", bring it to the boil and add the sugar. If required, carefully skim off any scum.
6.Add the sodium benzoate if desired (first
7.Fill the "saft" into hot, clean bottles and seal the bottles immediately (e.g. using cork).
Before serving, mix the fruit-syrup with water to desired strength.