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(Klikk på mus for oversettelse till norsk) Heime hjå oss, av Sigmund Årseth

"First impressions are always important,
and in architectural terms it is surely doors
that provide the first impression
of a building or a room."

Shown here are two of the doors
at the Gyda Varden Lodge.
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Bæ bæ lille lam 1

bæ bæ lille lam
 har du noe ull?

nei nei kjære barn
 jeg har ikke ull,

bonden kom i går,
 å klippet mine hår,

 så
bæ bæ lille lam
 kom til neste år Bæ, bæ lille lam 2

Bæ, bæ lille lam
 har du noe ull

Ja, ja, kjære barn
 jeg har kroppen full

Søndagsklær
 til mor

og
søndagsklær
 til far

 og
to par strømper
 til bitte lille bror

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KULTUR
UTVIKLING
HOS
GYDA VARDEN

About Sigmund
U.S., Canada, Norway
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11. 5:30pm Board Meeting
11.
7:00am
-- ---
Program:
-- --- Linda Pekot presents:
-- --- -- --- Mothers in Norway.
-- --- -- --- Wear your bunads.

13. 9:00 – 11:00:
-- --- Jr. Lodge Meeting
-- --- at Sherlock Park.

Please volunteer:
Cook Riskrem.
-----1. Mix whipped
-----cream into Rice
-----2. Decorate cakes
-----3. Slice & butter bread
-----4. Clean fruit & veggies


17. SYTTENDE MAI FEST

Syttende mai (Klikk på mus for oversettelse till  engelsk) fest
Lunsj 11 am til 2 pm
smørbrød
lefse Google Images: (Klikk på mus å se oppskrift for lefse)
riskrem
bløtkake

rømmegrøt
søtsuppe
flatbrød
småkaker

Kaffeslabberas 2 til 4 pm

Google Images: (Klikk på mus å se oppskrift register)-desserter-
kaffe

Velkommen!
Bring venner
med deg!
Underholdning hele dagen,
kanskje en gitar eller et trekkspill.
Syttende mai fest_-translations-
 
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"previous manth"

mai 2017

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"next month"
søndag
mandag
tirsdag
onsdag
torsdag
fredag
lørdag
   
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Smaakaker
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Volunteer for
Spring Cleanup
Lyrics, here is the original norwegian text.  Scroll down the YouTube page to see a transalated version.  "We will take care of beauty, warmth as if we bore a child gently on the arm."
Get well wishes
and a plant
were delivered
to Evelyn Hensrud
during her short
stay at Parkwood
 
Snorre Lodge, Thief River Falls
Old Norway
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  Arbeidernes dag
eller Internat'l
Workers' Day

sootsuppe
__ søtsuppe

blootkake
bløtkake
  Google Images: The King's Royal Guard

JUBILEUMSSANGEN - DET GÅR ER FESTTOG GJENNOM LANDET med tekst
Syttende mai (Wedne
sday),
Please bring a friend.
Raffle ticket -
$1.00

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  Liberation Day
(Liberation from
Germany after
WW2)
roommegroo
rømmegrøt


MAI BLOOTKAKE
Mai Bløtkake

5:30 pm Board
-----Meeting


7:00 Social Meeting:
-Program:
-----Wear your bunads.
-----Linda Pekot
-----will talk about
------Mothers
------in Norway.

 
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U.S. Mother's day.
(the second
Sunday in May)
Volunteer to
Help
with
Syttende Mai
riskrem
Cook rice
for Riskrem

1. Mix whipped
cream into Rice
2. Decorate cakes
3. Slice & butter bread
4. Clean fruit & vegies
Constitution Day
(klikk på mus-Bokmål eller Engelsk)eller
Syttende mai

11:00 am-2 pm lunch

2:00 pm-4 pm coffee
& desserts
& entertainers

& $1.00 raffle
 
rømmebrød
 
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      wiki/Feast_of_the_Ascension _Kristi himmelfartsdag
Ascension Day

   
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June 1 June 2  
  US Memorial Day        
 


SYTTENDE MAI FEST
Syttende mai Celebration Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Gyda Varden, Lodge #21 , Sons of Norway , Grand Forks, ND
Sons of Norway Hall • 1401 9th Ave. S.


YouTube: Chuck Gust performing. PERFORMING
LIVE AT LODGE

Chuck Gust & Sharon Myron
on Accordions



Lunch served
11am until 2 pm
• bløtkake • rømmegrøt
• riskrem • flatbrød
• søtsuppe • lefse
• Norwegian sandwiches
• Norwegian cookies
• coffee


Afternoon Coffee
2 pm to 4 pm
Norwegian goodies
Enjoy the
festive entertainment.
Take-Outs available.
All are welcome!
Musikkvideo: 1814 - Til Dovre faller
Musikkvideo: 1814
- Til Dovre faller -
Is from YouTube.

At Eidsvoll
a constitution was
written.
"NORWAY!"
EVERYBODY SINGS,
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
"NORWAY!"

"Yes, we love this country."

 

The Royal House of Norway
SYTTENDE MAI HISTORY
1. Independence and union
with Sweden in 1814
2. The constituent assembly at Eidsvoll.
3. The Storting's 150th Anniversary.
             
  søtsuppe riskrem rømmegrøt sprut bakkels strul or krumkaker sand bakkels
   lefse berliner kranse sild (herring) meat balls salmon  
 

SNORRE LODGE, THIEF RIVER FALLS

Snorre LodgeHi, Sons of Norway friends,
Norwegian Heritage Week in Thief River Falls, MN is coming up soon!!
We have a whole week, May 11 - 17 (Thurs-Wed and beyond)
of great activities and presentations to offer
this year, with our theme being “Old Norway”
and concentrating on Viking era talents and history.

We’d love to see folks from your area at some of our events. We’ve been working hard….
Snorre Lodge
NHWk Committee
Jan Strandlie

 

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They check the Ethnic Group and Geographic regions you originate from.
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If you have tested your genealogy please share that with us at one of our meetings.

 

NEW MEMBERS


New Members with Marshall Wendell Eckness and Membership Secretary Sharon Barrett


Helen Wheeler, Carol Taylor, Ann Marie Srnsky and Joann Wilhelm


 

Jr. Lodge News Teaching the Next Generation


The Gyda Varden Jr. Lodge received $500 to help ‘Teach the Next Generation’ from the Sons of Norway Foundation Helping Hands to Children Grant. This grant will provide funds to help bring young Norwegians together to learn more about their heritage. They will learn about the country of Norway, what it means to be Norwegian, activities Norwegian youth participate in, music and dance of Norway and last but not least the food from Norway. We will be updating and purchasing supplies and materials to help teach the youth in these areas with the money we received.

Mary Ann Johnson and I are leading the Jr. Lodge with help from parents of the new Jr. Lodge members.
"We are so excited to have received this grant! A big thanks is due to our president, Sue Bjornstad, for helping us to put the grant together. With the help of this grant money, we are going to be able to bring fun and exciting projects and experiences to our Junior members that will help to inspire a love of Norway! We hope that our Junior members will be able to learn not only about their own heritages and histories from Norway, but also about all of the exciting experience and events that take place in Norway today."

Gyda Varden Jr. Lodge Social Events for May/June 2017

May 13th:
Regular Meeting 9a-11a - Meet at Sherlock (Castle) Park in East Grand Forks, MN for a Norsk Scavenger Hunt and play time outdoors! We'll be learning Norwegian words as we hunt for different items we find in nature! The first group to finish their hunt wins a prize!
(Please dress for potential cool weather!)

June 24:
Special Event! Field trip to the Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festivals at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN. We will leave the Gyda Varden lodge at 10am and spend the day learning about the different Scandinavian cultures and their foods, crafts, and histories from ancient to modern times!

Get your Viking helmets ready!!
by Andriana Sethre, Jr. Lodge Director
701 317-6812
andreiandh06@yahoo.com



Some of the actions of Three Billy Goats Gruff.

 
 

Individual: $42.50 Spouse: $35.50
Youth: $20.00
IRA’s and Taxes
Most people hate to take Required Minimum Distributions from their IRA once they reach 70½ .
If you’re going to leave all or some of your IRA to your heirs,
thus having them pay the taxes on their “windfall,” here is an idea.

Cash in your IRA now, pay the tax,
and put the net amount in a Single Premium Whole Life (SPWL) insurance certificate or Excess Premium Universal Life.

Example: 65 Year Old Male — $50,000 IRA
- Cash it out, pay 20% tax of $10,000
- Take $40,000 and buy a SPWL for $67,734

Results: Your heirs receive $67,734 income tax freeinstead of $40,000 after taxes.
There is nothing wrong with this picture.

Reminder: Someone has to pay the taxes. I really believe that if you want to leave the maximum amount to your loved ones,
you should see that Life Insurance is the solution!

This is a different way of thinking about IRAs.
Dealing with IRAs is like participating in a football game — you have 2 halves.
The 1st Half you are accumulating money, tax-deferred; a great thing
until you enter the 2nd Half — distribution of monies that are taxed.

So, if you don’t need the IRA(s) to live on, this idea and example makes perfect sense.

Call your Sons of Norway Financial Benefits Counselor
and see how this can work for you.

Ann Krause, FIC, LUTCF
Financial Benefits Counselor
Ann Krause

 

Some Really Pretty Songs:

Norge: Mitt Lille Land

Tenn lys
Sunshine Sympathies from Gyda Varden Lodge.Nordahl Grieg - Til Ungdommen (med tekst) (with english captions) Google Translate: "Til Ungdommen"
Lyrics are the original norwegian text.
Scroll down the YouTube page to see a transalated version.
_______"Edelt er mennesket,
_______jorden er rik.
_______.......
_______Solskinn og brød og ånd
_______eies av alle."

 
 
 
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