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Family business still rings true

Four decades on, the Simonsons’ spoon rings are more popular than ever Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Selmer (Sam) Simonson clearly started something in 1970 when he began making jewelry, particularly spoon rings. Then a...

Think the Vikings invented Gløgg?

Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Think again. There is evidence that spiced wine dates as far back as ancient Egypt, circa 3150 BC, when it was used for medicinal purposes and was considered to be...

How to greet a king

If you are lucky enough to be in the presence of His Majesty, keep these tips in mind Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. If you are among the fortunate 900 persons who have received invitations...

Royal flower girl

What does one say to the Crown Prince? Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Alma Aksdal Bockelie, a Bremerton resident, has a tale to tell about a day in 1939 when she handed a bouquet of...

Rullepølse: a versatile classic

Almost any meat can be used to make these Scandinavian rolled cold cuts Melinda Bargreen Everett, Wash. There must be nearly as many recipes for rullepølse as there are Norwegian families; every family seems...

Are there scallywags in your family tree?

Searching out your roots, whether through DNA or more traditional genealogy, can be enlightening, but beware—you may reveal secrets you’d rather remained hidden Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. A challenge from two granddaughters prompted me...

A trip to volatile, alluring Iceland

With Bárðarbunga threatening to erupt, our correspondant looks back at a recent visit to the island of ice and fire Shelby Gilje Seattle, Wash. Its waterfalls are breathtaking; its steamy geysers fascinating; its bubbling...