Monday, May 4, 2009
May 2nd I attended the Salvation Army Reunion in Moline, Illinois. Attending this event were several old and dear friends. See if you recognize any or all of us.
One of the many traditions we had at the Moline Corps was to celebrate Santa Lucia Fest. Here is a picture of the hat we all wore and yes, I, too, was Santa Lucia many years ago. Here is a picture of my niece serving as Santa Lucia.
Learn more about the Santa Lucia fest by pointing your browser to: http://www.uwm.edu/~dgs/santa_lucia.htm
From Wikipedia...In Sweden, Denmark and Norway, "Santa Lucia" has been given various lyrics to accommodate it to the winter-light festival of Saint Lucy, at the darkest time of the year. The three most famous lyrics versions in Swedish are Luciasången, aka Sankta Lucia, ljusklara hägring (“Saint Lucy, bright illusion”), Natten går tunga fjät (“The night walks with heavy steps”) and the 1970s "Kindergarten" version Ute är mörkt och kallt (“Outside it’s dark and cold”).
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
This week end I attended the 30th anniversary celebration of the University of Illinois Doctoral Program. Attached is a picture of several events for the weekend. Linda Smith was honored with a named endowment, the Linda Smith Doctoral Student Endowment. Recent grads are encouraged to donate money to this endowment to support future the education of future professionals in our field.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Today Dave and I and our new friend, Robyn, attended the Bishop Hill Spin-in in Kewanee, Illinois. One of the cutist fiber art pieces was a little mouse.
At the Spin-in Jo Sanders won first prize for her tapestry.