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The Lighter Side

Donald V. Mehus New York Now with Christmas music resounding everywhere during this festive Yuletide Season, it might be apt to recall a note about a charming Christmas classic. So in case you’ve missed...

Norwegian heritage alive in Iowa

An excursion to Decorah’s Nordic Fest Donald V. Mehus New York For many people, the popular image of Iowa is that of the quintessential Midwest farming state, perhaps even that of the quintessential American...

The Lighter Side: The honeymoon

Donald V. Mehus New York The happy ceremony of marriage takes place of course anytime throughout the year. Still, for many who tie the knot, the month of June is the grand traditional time...

The Lighter Side

Donald V. Mehus New York As we have just witnessed Hollywood’s annual gala, the Academy Awards, this might be an appropriate time to look back at a cartoon on the subject appearing in a...

The Lighter Side

Donald V. Mehus New York One sometimes wonders just how well well-known instances of our popular Christmas music—the songs and carols et al.—are known around the world. In any case, here is an anecdote...

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Norway

A good old-fashioned Yuletide in Hallingdal Donald V. Mehus New York Christmas in Norway! The very words evoke images of a winter wonderland of pine-clad, snow-decked mountains; quiet villages nestled in scenic valleys; cozy...

The Lighter Side

Donald V. Mehus As many of our readers travel a great deal, just as Norwegians have done ever since the days of the Vikings, they may be interested in a way I have come...

New York City’s festive Halloween parade

Hundreds of participants including Vikings march in this wild four-hour extravaganza Donald V. Mehus New York New York City’s grand and glorious Halloween Parade, now celebrating its 41st year, will be held—as always—for some...

The Lighter Side

Donald V. Mehus Concerning the recent article in NAW commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the celebrated Norwegian scientist and explorer-sailor, Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914—April 18, 2002), who was noted above...