Celebrity Pie Judge

      Thanks to Beagle Books in Park Rapids, I have something new to add to my resume.  On July 4th, after signing copies of Shelterbelts, I was invited to participate in their annual pie contest as the celebrity judge.  There were five of us, tasting our way through a plethora of delicious pies. […]

Women’s Christmas Tea

           Last week I gave a presentation for a Women’s Christmas Tea at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Garrison, MN.  Several churches join together every year to raise money for the local food shelf.  It’s a dress up affair, and they asked me to come wearing hat, gloves and pearls.   A first! Thank […]

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet at the Minot Hostfest

You just never know who might walk by at the Minot Hostfest.  It mimght be a seven foot troll, a Viking warrior or Norwegians wearing their traditional bunads.  This largest of US Scandinavian festivals starts next Tuesday night and lasts through Saturday at the State Fair Grounds. The weather forecast looks wonderful, and people from […]


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