Finland News: Dec. 10The Tuesday craft group met Nov. 30 at Zion Lutheran Church to host a local speaker, Linda Lamb, who recently traveled to Ostersund, Sweden. Linda said it was a “trip of a lifetime.”
By: Verna Sinderman, Lake County News Chronicle
The Tuesday craft group met Nov. 30 at Zion Lutheran Church to host a local speaker, Linda Lamb, who recently traveled to Ostersund, Sweden. Linda said it was a “trip of a lifetime.”
She met a group of gals from Sweden at a quilt retreat in Beaver Bay. They invited Linda and others from the North Shore and Duluth area to come to Sweden. A 10-day August trip was planned for them by their Swedish friends. They traveled to Ostersund with a stop in Trondheim, Norway to do some sightseeing.
Linda said the group was treated like royalty with wonderful hospitality. They each had their own host to show them the sites and learn about Swedish culture. They were bound together by their love for quilting and did some quilting when there.
Linda brought some memorabilia to the presentation, including fabrics from a textile shop and many beautiful photos with a slide presentation.
The two groups created a special friendship quilt complete with signatures of all the participants from Sweden and the U.S.
Following Linda’s program there was a delicious potluck served and great fellowship. The craft group thanks Linda for sharing her wonderful experience.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Jan Donovan-Moran and Paul Moran after the loss of Jan’s brother, Patrick J. Donovan. Patrick passed away Nov. 25 at the age of 66. Visitation was Nov. 29 at Bradshaw Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Don Runnberg and family and Dale Runnberg and family in the loss of their mother, Mayme. Mayme passed away Nov. 30 at the Sunrise Home in Two Harbors at age 92. There will be a graveside memorial service in the spring at the Sawtooth Mountain Cemetery.
The Finland Historical Society hosted its annual Pikka Joula celebration last Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church. There was a potluck dinner and the program for the evening was “Fish Soup” with an appearance by Joula Pikki (Finish Sonta).