my father likes to send me these….
Ole goes into a store and asks the clerk for some “Lutefisk.”
The clerk looked at him and asked, “Are you Norwe gian?”
Ole, clearly offended and angry, says, “Well, yes I am. But, let me ask you something.
If I asked you for Italian Sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian?
Or, if I asked you for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German?
Or, if I asked for a Kosher Hot Dog, would you ask me if I was Jewish?
Or, if I asked you for a Taco, would you ask me if I was Mexican?
The clerk says, “Well, no….”
“And,” Ole continues, “if I asked you for some Irish W hiskey, would you ask me if I was Irish?
What about Canadian Bacon. Would you ask me if I was Canadian?”
“Well, I probably wouldn’t,” agrees the clerk.
With self-indignation and more angry, Ole says, “Well, all right then.
Why did you ask me if I’m Norwegian just because I asked for Lutefisk?”
The clerk replies, “Because you’re at Home Depot.”
I come from a long line of ancestors.
half of them are Norwegian.
I am proud of my Viking roots.
I was so excited when one day,
I found Emily of Ravenhill.
I was thrilled to talk with her and read her posts about crafting in Norway.
we even sent each other some stuff.
I got some really amazing Norwegian treasures and she got some Japanese things.
Amazingly, Emily was able to zoom in on EXACTLY what I was craving,
PRECISELY what I was needing, to wrap myself in my ancestor’s spirits…..
- self portrait
How did she know that I have wanted a blue and white handknit cardigan with silver buttons since the day I was born???? (special thanks go also to Emily’s friend…Anne Katrine.. for sharing this sweater with Emily, and to Anne Katrine’s Aunt for knitting it….) Check out Emily’s blog for more photos. Thank you Emily!!!!!
tea towels and apron
Emily also knows that I love tea towels (and I use them too!!!) so she included several vintage lovelies and a special new one….. and also a fabulous apron. My fine young son was just about as thrilled as I am and will use the apron when he helps me in the kitchen….and he especially liked the Pure Irish Linen “Mayflower Anniversary” towel…
It’s all great!!! Thank you Emily!!!