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  1. Donald Widjeskog Remembers Christmas from Long Ago

    June submitted yet another new article to the SFHS article collection.

    "As presents, I received a mouth organ, stockings and mittens. I wanted skis but didn't get them. After we had opened our presents we all sat at the table for our meal. Then dessert was served - rice pudding with
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  2. April Fools Day 1957

    Since today is April's Fools Day here is one of the perhaps most famous movie clips...

    On April 1, 1957 the British television programme Panorama broadcast a three-minute segment about a bumper spaghetti harvest in southern Switzerland. The success of the crop was attributed both to an
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  3. When the Cossacks Came

    June Pelo submitted an article she has translated from Swedish. A story Brita Malin Kaitfors (1793-1879) tells about an August day in 1809 when the cossacks came to her farm at Buldans in Nedervetil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The Finnish War was fought between Sweden and Russia from February 1808 to September 1809.
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  4. Runeberg's Day - February 5th

    Now is the season for the Runeberg cakes, "Runebergstårtor". This tart which has got its name after Johan Ludvig Runeberg, the National Poet of Finland, was the tart his wife supposedly made and served on his birthday in the beginning of February. This often arrack punch tasting tart is something ...
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