Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Syttende Mai" and full moon....

 "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 122 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 with a hat 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!

from the RRC....

keep your eyes to the sky tonight for the

Full Flower Moon 

From what I found in my extensive
research is that
 it is called this because
flowers are now abundant everywhere. 

I certainly hope the sky is clear tonight
so my moon photographer (Mike)
can get a good picture.

Here is one from the internet....

I think full moons are SO cool!

Later -- Remington --
Happy "Syttende Mai"
and watch for that full moon!
-- Ut!


Anonymous said...

Luv the spinning wheel :D And that Beth actually knows how to use it? Awesome!

Will keep an eye out for the big pizza in the sky tonight ;)

Waggin at ya,

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Our Mom is so envious that Beth actually knows how to spin - she would love to learn and has enjoyed the endeavors of others by knitting hand spun yarn.

The moon was very bright last night and we thought of you as we took our last walkie.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Gloria said...

I'll just bet you are having some kind of fish!!! Have fun lookolng for the moon friend. Billy

Anny said...

Happy "Syttende Mai" Beth :)

The spinning wheel is pretty awesome. It looks like it belongs to some museum... but its so cool that you can still use it.

A hand me down gift is a most special gift.

Gus said...

mmmmmmLefse...be sure you get some butter and maybe lingonberry jam on it! Stay away from the lutefisk, and let me know what you think of the Blud Klub (spell it?) My dad thought it was chocolate candy the first time he tried it ...hehehehe


Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a wonderful spinning wheel. HH's dad used to shave the dog and give it to his daughter-in-law who would spin it into yarn... Just saying, Rem, ... watch your furs!

pawhugs, Max

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness Rem what a treasure for Beth to have that spinning wheel...I bet every time she uses it she thinks of all the history and family who used it before her.
Hugs madi

Berts Blog said...

Wahoo, the flower moooooooooon. I am for sure gonna make my Vickie come out and enjoy it with me. Thanks for letting us know that tonight is the night.
Your the Best


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Beth has some furry talented human paws!

Thanks fur sharing that inkhredibly khool spinning wheel - it's got to go 'round ;-)

Happy Syttende Mai to all of woo Nordic types!

We'll have to enjoy your FFM since it is wet wet and wet here again!


Frankie Furter said...

Guess WHAT???? I remember the wonderful spinning wheel from WAAAAAY back when you posted about it. In FACT.. I was actually thinking about it when you posted about going on that special weekend trip where Beth got some furs fur spinning. I am sooooooo glad you posted about the spinning wheel again.. fur your NEW readers. They will love knowing about it.
It is WAAAAAY tooo rainy fur me to be able to see the full moon this month so I really appreciate you for sharing it with us.

Casper Bear said...

Happy Syttende Mai! Love the spinning wheel. What a lovely piece of history.
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Chatty Crone said...

Hopew he gets his own picture of the full moon - that whole cycle is interesting.

And the spinning wheel - it's so funny how far we've come and how much life has changed. Whew.

Winnie said...

Don't prick your paw on it, Remington. I read somewhere you might sleep for 100 years if you do and we'd miss you.

Love and Licks, Winnie xx

3 doxies said...

How incredible is dat spinning wheel!!!!!! What a wonderful thing to be ables to pass down fur generations, so much family history!
And I had no idea Beth was Norwegian...too freakin' cool!


JackDaddy said...

Syttende Mai always reminds me of Garrison Keillor.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the spinning wheel! It's well built to be still working!! Lots of interesting facts and a full moon on the rise!! We hope Mike gets a good picture!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Ronnii said...

Now mee hopes mee has dis rite so here goes

Glade Norsk Independance Dag Remington og Slekt

PeeS. It supposed to say Happy Norwegian Independance Day Remington and Family

Sandra said...

I am impressed with that spinning wheel and that Beth can use it and I did not know Beth is Norwegian. lots of new info today and that big moon had been smiling really big for the past few days, at 4 am when we get up and out in the yard with Jake and Baby we stand in amazement.

Amber-Mae said...

Hi Remington, it's so nice to meet you! Bert the Golden Retriever mentioned about you in his latest blog post so I though why not drop by your place & say HI!

That is one very, very, very cool wheelie. I can't believe it is that old & still functioning good! It's amazing. Today is a very, very clear day so maybe we'll be able to see the moon tonight too.

Anyway, hope we can be friends. I'm your new follower!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Wow..dat spinning wheel is purrty old....like my Mom! Oooops! We has an old grandfather clock about da same age as da spinner. Wonder if dey nose each odder?

Suka said...

hey Remington,

Happy Syttende Mai to Beth and all! What a great history, and the spinning wheel is awesome! Especially since Beth still uses it. Wow! Nothing like keeping traditions alive!

Remington, enjoy your dinner tonight! I bet you will love it!

Thanks for the pawsome full moon info. I saw it last night and it was super bright! Good luck with photos!


Cher' Shots said...

I'm not even Norwegian but I'm still lov'n the spinning wheel. My Dad hand built one for my Mom and it's also beautiful. Gotta love that big ole' moon!
'love & hugs from afar'

GAIL said...

That is a beautiful spinning wheel of your moms. What a precious treasure.
And we will watch for that special moon tonight because we have a lot of plants in bloom right now!
Hugs and wags, Mistaya and Maggie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

That spinning wheel is so cool. If Beth ever wants any furs to spin, just let us know, we could keep her busy for a long time.

We had quite the full moon here last night and Mom says it made TD and Ciara like zoomie zombies. We will have to look for that flower one tonight.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Corbin said...

I always leave your blog just a little bit smarter...

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow. Our mom LOVES that spinning wheel. Of course, now she has some old Blood, Sweat and Tears song stuck in her head ... I hope she doesn't sing out loud!
The moon was GORGEOUS here last night! We'll post pix tomorrow or Thursday!

The Mama Monster said...

Wow how cool to have something like that!!!! and to be able to use it!!!!

Sagira said...

That sure is cool to have something so old and usable in the family. Don't you wish they still made things that lasted 122 years now a days?

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful spinning wheel and how cool that Beth uses it! We have spinning wheels and flax wheels but our mom has no clue how to spin. We have rain so the full moon will be a bust for us.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hi Remington! We are so glad that you were able to come by Barney's party - Gus was over the moon that Ozabella was there (the pre-Full Flower Moon). And wow, that is cool that today is Norwegian independence day! And that spinning wheel is so cool - and even cooler because Beth knows how to use it! How wonderful that she has such an amazing thing that has been passed down in her family - it is definitely a treasure!

Marilyn said...

You look good sitting by the spinning wheel. Can Beth use any of your finest fur to make yarn with for knitting? When I brush BooBoo, I let his fur float on the wind and like to think a bird or two would use it in their nest building.

I was wondering about the full Flower Moon and if you were going to share it with us! You know so many interesting things and have made me much more aware of the names of our full moons. ♥♫

Benny and Lily said...

We learn something new every day
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Happy Norwegian Independence Day!
The spinning wheel is pawesome!
Sure it brings great memories to Beth, right?
Kisses and hugs

SquirrelQueen said...

How wonderful that Beth has the spinning wheel that belonged to her great grandmother, it is beautiful.