Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Norwegian Independence

The obvious question this begs is, “from whom.”

Independence Day in Norway falls on May 17 which is commonly known as Norway's Constitution Day. It was on this day in 1814 that Norway's constitution was signed which made Norway a free and independent nation.  However, according to that  bastion of indisputable fact,, Norway was actually still under the rule of the Swedish monarch for many more years.  But don’t tell the students who started the celebration—similar to our 4th of July celebration—and don’t tell Martha (our Norwegian hostess with the mostess!)

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So, in Martha’s family,they celebrate with this most excellent soup:

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Bread—yes, I ate three carb loaded pieces!

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And the cake, good heavens, the Cream Cake!  (Naturally, you recognize the flag of Norway.)

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Finally, they wrapped-up the celebration with a huge rainbow actually starting on the golf green behind their house!  (It had to be the “start” and not the “end,” as those golfer were not running for the pot of gold!)

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Have you ever seen the beginning or end of a rainbow?  This was a first for me!

All I know is I’d love to celebrate Norwegian Independence at least once each week—I don’t care what the so-called monarch said!  Norway—hurra, hurra, hurra!

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Thanks for your indulgence!


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