Many folk legends have grown around the Christmas tree. Christ's blessing and gift to mankind in the form of a decorated tree remains the central theme of most. Across Europe, people used tree-based folk tales to teach children about the celebration of Christ's birth.
I received what is called the "Hardanger Hilsen" from the Hardanger Lag printed in Brandon, South Dakota. The editor is Susan Eckert from Brandon, South Dakota. If any of your Norwegian immigrants lived near Ida Grove, Iowa, the library at Ida Grove received a grant to microfilm and digitize their collection of newspapers dating back to the 1870's. I know I am interested in this because my Gray family settled in Remsen, Iowa about that time. You can check out the results at this on line connection: http://idagrove.advantage-preservation.com.
Question: I hear that many people that have been arrested for impaired driving have had multiple arrests. I heard something about DWI court and that it is trying to prevent that. Can you explain more?
This column is dedicated to friends. Old friends. New friends. New friends who will one day be old friends. Family you’d chose as friends. Best friends. Casual friends. Facebook friends. Editor friends I’ve never met. Peripheral friends. Understanding friends. People you casually encounter who may not be friends (yet) but feel like they are. You all are golden.
Do you own a Thanksgiving Cactus? We do, and found out it was a Thanksgiving Cactus (as opposed to a Christmas Cactus) quite by accident ...