Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans
 
 
"Where Fillmore County News Comes First"
Online Edition
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Volume ∞ Issue ∞
 
<< | < | 3240 | 3241 | 3242 | 3243 | 3244 | > | >>

Jeg er Norsk-I Am A Norwegian


Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, November 19, 2001

"Ich bin ein Berliner" is what John F. Kennedy said when he went to Berlin, Germany. He meant to say that he was one with the people of that city, but to the Germans it came out as, "I am a doughnut." Although I am no John Kennedy, I would like to claim that "I am a Norwegian" by my actions. Of mostly German blood, I make this claim to Norwegian ancestry because I have become an eater of lutefisk. I have come to dine on lutefisk at regular intervals at a neighboring Lutheran church. They have a lutefisk dinner every November and I am a regular.

The first time I attended was when I was just out of college and new in their town. I went alone and ended up seated with seven ladies whom I shall describe as small in stature and relatively mature, having already outlived a husband or two. The serving began with the mashed potatoes, rutabagas, lefse, and meatballs. The lady across the table from me took each serving dish from the server, helped herself, and then passed it on to her buddy. By the time the dish reached me, there was still plenty left. That is, until we got to the lutefisk. I could not believe the heaps of jiggly fish the ladies piled on their plates. When the lutefisk platter got to me, there were just bits of slippery white material left. I didnít know it then, but I found out later, that the ladies were sorting through the good stuff and leaving me with the overcooked and bony leftovers. When the server brought seconds and then thirds, the pattern was repeated. Those ladies loved their lutefisk and were not about to let my presence slow them down or impede their consumption. I get along well with older ladies and they generally take to me, but watching them eat lutefisk unnerved me. It was like sitting among a pack of coyotes gorging on a fawn.

From then on, the experience has been much better. I have even learned some of the terminology of lutefisk. For example, to establish myself as an eager eater, I learned that it is polite and appropriate to ask questions of my table mates. "Have you been to many fish suppers this season?" is a good way to start followed by, "How have you found the fish this year?" Asking about their attendance at fish suppers is simply a way of finding out how gullible your dining companions might be. Referring to lutefisk simply as "the fish" is a signal that you know all about it, almost as if you had gone out and caught it yourself. The rest of the chatter waits until lat .....
[Read the Rest]
Foods Weekly Ads

The other battle in Afghanistan is for food

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Monday, November 12, 2001

While the United States attacks Taliban-held positions in Afghanistan, there is another critical battle underway in the central Asian country: how to feed the millions of people without food.

We havenít been ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

To the editor,

We are thankful for the courageous leadership of our government officials in this difficult time, and for the restraint they showed, not responding with a knee-jerk reaction, but working to build a wide coalition of nations.
[Read the Rest]

Submit a Letter to the Editorhere

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

To the Editor,
Monday, November 12, 2001

To the Editor,

I just heard on the radio that many charities are noticing a decrease in revenue, one reason being the downturn of the economy.

Well, the people of Carimona Town ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Vernon H. Vigeland

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Vernon H. Vigeland, 77, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Mabel, Minn. died March 12, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where he had resided for only a week.

Vernon was born September 5, 1923 in Preble Township, Fillmore County, M ..... 
[Read the Rest]

Gladys Judith Swain

Fri, Nov 16th, 2001
Posted in

Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and retu ..... 
[Read the Rest]
<< | < | 3240 | 3241 | 3242 | 3243 | 3244 | > | >>
Studio A Photography