Hi Bill! May 100 people of Swedish heritage is about right. But....who s counting anyway? Good wishes, John and RosemaryMessage 1 of 3 , Aug 27, 1956View SourceHi Bill!
May "100 people of Swedish heritage" is about right. But....who's
John and Rosemary
Okay Bill, you re forgiven, how many people will be reading Harvard Magazine from up here? Debbie ... From: William Duncan To:Message 1 of 3 , Mar 1, 2008View SourceOkay Bill, you're forgiven, how many people will be reading Harvard Magazine from up here?Debbie----- Original Message -----From: William DuncanSent: Friday, February 29, 2008 5:32 PMSubject: [maineswedishcolony] Harvard Magazine lists Swedish festival!
..."roughly 100 people of Swedish heritage"... ?
That was probably a misunderstanding from talking to me.
Think we'll have a huge influx of Harvard folks for Midsommar?
Oh well. As the bumper sticker says: "Welcome to Maine. Now go home."
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Nell Brown <nell_porter_ brown@harvard. edu>
> Date: February 29, 2008 5:11:23 PM EST
> To: <jhede@...>, <duncan@ainop. com>
> Subject: Harvard Magazine lists Swedish festival!
> Hi there,
> I talked to you awhile ago and wanted to send you the resulting
> article on
> the festival:
> http://harvardmagaz ine.com/2008/ 03/out-and- about.html
> It appears in the March-April paper issue. Here is your entry
> Maine Swedish Colony Midsommar
> June 20-22
> New Sweden, Maine
> geocities.com/ maineswedishcolo ny
> 207-896-5874 (for organizer Debbie Blanchette)
> This small, lively festival honors the summer solstice and Swedish
> in the far northeast corner of Maine through an enchanting Maypole
> (Majstång) dance in which children and adults dress in traditional
> hand out flowers, and decorate the pole, accompanied by guest
> musicians and
> professional folk dancers. On Saturday evening, everyone gathers
> for the
> smörgåsbord (advance tickets required), followed by dancing and a
> The Swedish colony, originally settled in 1870, reached its peak
> in the early 1900s; now, organizers say, roughly 100 people of Swedish
> heritage still live in the area. A museum with pioneer-day
> artifacts is also
> worth a look. The village is a 15-minute drive from New Brunswick
> (or you
> can fly to nearby Presque Isle from Bangor or Portland).
> Nell Porter Brown
> Assistant Editor, Harvard Magazine
> 7 Ware Street
> Cambridge, MA 02138
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