Monday, May 17, 2010

"Syttende Mai"

"Syttende Mai"

  It was on May 17, 1814 that Norway's constitution was signed which made Norway a free and independent nation.  So today we celebrate their independence!  Beth is a Norwegian and VERY proud of this!  The picture above is of me sitting with her first spinning wheel that was given to her when she was 10 years old.  It belonged to her Great Grandma Lahren.  Her grandmother brought it to the states from Norway when she was 19 years old.  That would make this wheel 121 years old and Beth still uses it.  Beth does not think it was new when her grandmother brought it to the states so it may even be older than that.  

So instead of dressing up in costume today I thought it would be nice just to sit by something from Norway! 

Tonight -- Lutefisk and Lefse!  I don't have a clue what that is -- but I guess I will find out!

Later -- Remington -- Happy "Syttende Mai" -- Ut!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That's a great idea! What a beautiful spinning wheel!

I hope the food is yummy, Rem!


Gloria said...

Wow! That sure is nice! Does Beth spin your hairs into yarn??? Just think, a hat made out of Rem hairs! That would be so cool!

Madi and Mom said...

Rem what a beautiful antique spinning wheel. It is so amazing to have something that special....can you imagine the stories that spinning wheel could tell if it could talk.
Not only are you handsome you speak yet another language.
How is Oz doing?
Happy Monday
Hugs Madi

Gus said...

Lutefisk...nah, don't like it. Take the plate when they are done and lick the butter sauce. Lefse...I prefer mine with sugar please...and I've never had it, but muzzer says you might like something called Blood Klub (she says it like it is spelled with a long U) but it might depend on whether you are a Lutheran or not.

I don't understand any of this...but they get homesick every once in a while like this.


Priscilla said...

That's a beautiful spinning wheel and it's really old! Have you tried to spin something out from it?

SibeFamily said...

That is really cool! Thanks for sharing your celebration with us.

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

That is fantastic! The spinning wheel is beautiful and what a history it has!
Purrs, Keiko Kenji & Pricilla

Maggie Mae said...

Happy May 17th Remington!

My mom has one of those spinning wheel things too, it belonged to her great-grandma as well. Mom says that by having the wheel she has a connection to her past and that makes it special.
Tell Oz hi from me!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

The Army of Four said...

Happy celebrating, Remington! We have no idea what Lutefisk and Lefse are, but we hope they're incredibly yummy!
My mom LOVES that spinning wheel! Does your Beth really spin? That's mighty cool! We'd love to see what she does!!

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy Everything!! Great Spinning Wheel, I imagine the long journey it took to America... xoxoxo

3 doxies said...

You could haves dressed as Sleeping Beauty.

JC said...

That is just too cool.
When your baby brother is bigger you need to have him sit with you. Just saying ...

Anonymous said...

Hi Remington,

My name is Skylar and I am your 1/2 sister my dad is Bently and my mom is Misty. I am going to be 6 in July. I LOVE your blog!

My mom is learning to spin my hair she knits and crochets it.

Your Wisconsin relative,


Busy Buttons said...

Be careful around that wheel...don't want anyone to accidentally spin YOU!

Lucy the Cat said...

That's a very interesting spinning wheel. Beth actually uses it? That is really neat! Have fun eating lutefisk tonight!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Does Beth spin, Remington? Mom has lots of yarn winders and spinning wheels and wool wheels but they're just decorations.
So you like the M&M car too! :-)
We're not die-hard NASCAR fans but we do keep an eye on who wins and we are very happy for Kyle!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sallie said...


Happy Independence Day!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Remington, you look very cute sitting by that spinning wheel! Have a good time tonight!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Dory and the Mama said...

Happy Syttende Mai!!

What a wonderful spinning wheel Beth has Rem. Thanks for sharing it!!

Smileys and Snuggles,
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Rem and Beth,
Nice nice!! What do you spin, when you spin??
I so want to see pictures of Oz!!! I know I am not the only one who wants to see him and Rem together!!! They are just sososo cute together. We want to hear about you feeding him, litter box training ect.
XXO, Fern
OK ????

Sierra Rose said...

Hi! What a great day to celebrate!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

janis said...

yOU ARE ADORABLE! As is your little brother Oz. I look forward to reading more. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woods and Elkhounds fur all!


Sagira said...

Wow, very neat having something in the family that long.

Remington...keep an eye on my blog, I have a photo coming just for you in the next few days. :)

Frankie Furter said...

What a grrrreat Family Heirloom. It must be truly beloved. Just like YOU, Remington. Enjoy that fishy stuff for your dinner.

Junior and Orion said...

We're just gonna say Happy Independence Day!!! And that is a great family heirloom, and you look handsome sitting there next to it.

How is your new little brofur?

little princess Luna~ said...

hi remicakes~!
very cool--wow~!! thanks for sharing~!! :D


Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Beth's heirloom loom is an incredible part of her family history to have...and the fact that she still uses it is wonderful. Glad you will all get to share in the celebration of her heritage at dinner tonight. Har en praktfull kveld!
(have a wonderful evening!)

Teddy Bear said...

Happy Independence Day, Norway! That is such a cool spinning wheel!

Teddy Bear

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Syttende Mai!

The spinning wheel is very beautiful. It is always fun to hear the story behind antiques.

Jacqueline said...

Your Mom's spinning wheel is really lovely and you look handsome as always posing with it, Rem...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki