Re: Kringles at Christmas
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From: "Stephen Rafe" <Rapport1@...>
To: "Harmonet" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Joe Liles" <joelilesmusic@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: Kringles at Christmas
> Since the photo didn't show up, here's a shortened URL that will take you
> to several sites and photos.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Rafe" <Rapport1@...>
> To: "Harmonet" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "Joe Liles" <joelilesmusic@...>
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 8:48 AM
> Subject: Kringles at Christmas
>> Each year at this time, without fail, I am reminded of a meeting in
>> WI, about twenty years ago when Joe Liles introduced me to "Kringles."
>> These Danish pastries have been special to Racine since the Danish bakers
>> introduced them there in the late 1800s. Butter layered and almond
>> they are absolutely the most delicious coffee cakes anyone would want at
>> Christmas -- or any other time of year. I've pasted in a picture of one.
>> Hopefully you'll all be able to see it.
>> How good are they? A story circulates that Racine resident, Lars Larson,
>> on his deathbed in an upstairs bedroom. His doctor had said Lars would
>> for only a matter of hours. Lars woke from a deep sleep and sniffed the
>> aroma of freshly baked kringles his wife had just brought home from the
>> bakery. Wit that, Lars was rejuvenated. "If I could just have one last
>> of kringle before I die, all would be well.
>> Pulling together all his remaining strength, he slowly he made his way
>> the stairs, into the kitchen, and over to the two kringles on the
>> Just as he was reaching over to take a piece, his wife walked into the
>> swatted his hand away and exclaimed:
>> "Don't touch that!" "We're saving these for your funeral."
>> STEPHEN RAFE