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Old 11-30-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Awwwwww . . . you know how sentimental I am - now that brings tears to my eyes, truly. How very touching that you always remember your g/mother and honor her every year. I miss my grandmothers . . . what a lovely tradition.
This year I want to try to find the recipie for some soft ginger-bread like cookie bars that my other grandmother used to make (the Norwegian one). I have joined a Norwegian club and so I actually might be able to find it (been looking for years; hard, because I don't know the name of it). That will honour that grandmother (also deceased).

It is important to honour your heritage at this time of year, I think.
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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If your thinking about buying one of those snow projectors and have brick fascade on the side you plan on putting the projector the images do not show up well but probably do ok on wood or vinyl fronts.

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Old 11-30-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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This year I want to try to find the recipie for some soft ginger-bread like cookie bars that my other grandmother used to make (the Norwegian one). I have joined a Norwegian club and so I actually might be able to find it (been looking for years; hard, because I don't know the name of it). That will honour that grandmother (also deceased).

It is important to honour your heritage at this time of year, I think.
Cubs, I don't know if this will work, but try going to the USGenweb, then Minnesota, then Rice County. Try posting on the message board. One of my distant cousins lives in Rice County & there is a Norwegian-American Society there, & she used to work there.

I know that a lot of Norwegians settled in that area (Faribault Woolen Mills - commercial name is Faribo) My paternal grandfather's family (not at all related to the distant cousin) went to Faribault when they immigrated from Germany, & I've seen a lot of Norwegians in the census there.

If someone can't give you a family recipe, they can probably direct you to the Society, which probably can. They might also be able to give you instructions for some nice ethnic decorations.

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Old 11-30-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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DH just decided to pull out decorations! Woo Hoo!!! It's a little late in the day, but maybe I can at least get some stuff out for the interior of the house (and remove the Thanksgiving stuff).
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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Old 11-30-2008, 04:39 PM
 
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COASTAL GIRL!!! You already have your tree up!!! It looks so pretty through the window!

High five to you - we have not even started!!!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Used to be . . . Charlotte was known for all the beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations. Very Williamsburg-style . . . Wreaths in every front window, often w/ bows and candles in windows . . . Garlands festooning doorways and porticos . . . sometimes, a Moravian Star . . . tiny white lights woven into garlands or thousands of white lights encircling tree trunks or tastefully placed on shrubs around the house . . .sometimes, apples or magnolia leaves woven into garlands over home entrances . . .

You didn't use anything but tiny white lights . . . . whole neighborhoods w/ white lights and lots of fresh pine garlands . . .

I have seen stuff the last five years or so that makes my eyeballs hurt. Just plain downright tacky and tasteless, IMHO. (Of course, we all know I am a poop).

What is in and what is out when it comes to decorating a home for the holidays????
Well Bah, humbug, ani! Who wants a whole neighborhood full of people with no imagination or sense of fun? This was my house in Charlotte and everyone LOVED it!

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I was starting to think I was the last person around here to keep the tree up til Jan 6th!!!

We are slacking here, MD. The guys just couldn't pull it together to mess w/ the decorations b/c of the rain. I don't blame them, but I am soooo disappointed . . . and I have not done a thing inside . . . still have the cornucopia and pumpkins out . . . guess I will have to get busy this week.
Hubby did the outside that is why that is done. Me on the other hand just cannot get it together although the tree is now up but that is it, lol. We went and bought it today and got it up but after an all day ordeal for that, we just gave up. Tomorrow is another day I guess. Oh btw, my small gourds on the mantle just got put away yesterday also, lol.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Well Bah, humbug, ani! Who wants a whole neighborhood full of people with no imagination or sense of fun? This was my house in Charlotte and everyone LOVED it!

Your house looks wonderful!!! Oh, I said I was an old poop. Actually, I think a lot of outdoor displays are whimsical and fun . . . I just object when there are so many things - whirling, hanging, flying, blinking and blaring . . . in a bizillion colors . . . oh, you know what I mean.

Children make it all worthwhile - you know you have a hit if the kids are entranced.

Heck, Weedy, even I am looking for an inflatable for my woods, now!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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Hubby did the outside that is why that is done. Me on the other hand just cannot get it together although the tree is now up but that is it, lol. We went and bought it today and got it up but after an all day ordeal for that, we just gave up. Tomorrow is another day I guess. Oh btw, my small gourds on the mantle just got put away yesterday also, lol.
Well, DH started pulling stuff out, got wet and said NOT TODAY. So I have no clue when we will get things moving . . . I wanna put out my little deer in the woods. They are so cheerful . . .

You are doing great to get the tree up!! You can make some hot chocolate and put the ornaments on a little every evening!!! (Or hit the Schnapps - that will really make it go a lot easier, Hee Hee).
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