The Lighter Side

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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 it before, here we go!

In old-time Russia, the Communist Rudolf and his wife Anya were enjoying breakfast in their Moscow apartment early one December day. Glancing out the window, Anya exclaims: “Oh, look, it’s sleeting!”

Rudolf, peering out in turn, corrects her, “No that’s not sleet, my dear. It’s rain!”

Holding her ground, Anya demurs, insisting it’s sleet, and the discussion goes back and forth, until finally her husband firmly puts his foot down: “Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!”

Warmest best wishes for Christmas and all the Holiday Season to all of you at the Norwegian American Weekly and to all our friends everywhere, here and abroad!

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 18, 2015, issue of the Norwegian American Weekly.

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