After Mom died in January, I wrote about how I’d gotten my last birthday poinsettia from Mom.
This year on my birthday, my husband and son came home with a beautiful poinsettia for me, and they told the story about how my mom had always given me one on my birthday. The tradition continues.
I love my family.
Posted by Becky @ 10:49 pm
I spent syttende mai in a cooking class about Norwegian cuisine. I wore my sølv.
And my red, white & blue.
Then I got to eat a fabulous dinner, thanks to Creative Kitchen Cooking School, run by Anne Bakke. She made shrimp salad with asparagus, Norwegian meatballs and whipped-cream cake with strawberries. Wonderful food, great company and, of course, Ole and Lena jokes. It was a fun way to celebrate syttende mai.
Posted by Becky @ 9:31 am
My funny Valentines
I have the sweetest Valentines in the world.
Posted by Becky @ 11:03 am
My last poinsettia from Mom
This was the last poinsettia I’ll ever get from my mother on my birthday. She and my father had been doing it since I was born. Then, after Dad died, it was Mom.
See, I was born in December. Ten days later, they had me in church for baptism. They had poinsettias on the altar that Sunday. And they sang something about roses … oh, I don’t know. She’s told me the story a dozen times, and she told my children the whole story again last birthday. I didn’t ask questions. Nor did I write any of it down. I just know that my birthday and poinsettias have always gone together.
Now? Not so much.
Posted by Becky @ 11:17 pm
We visited my aunt and uncle in Missouri over the holidays. While we were there, we did some sightseeing and saw this eagle.
Posted by Becky @ 6:00 am
But do you recall the most famous … automobile?
See the antlers? It’s a Rudolph car! Merry, merry, everyone!
Posted by Becky @ 5:10 pm
It’s the season for lutefisk
I just learned that lutefisk is sold at my local grocery store. Lots of Norsky-Americans in these parts.
Posted by Becky @ 8:00 pm
Brrrrr! This is what an ice storm in Iowa does. Good thing we’re all safe and warm at home and ready for the holiday tomorrow.
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