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Spirit of America in a Small Town

Posted by Barbara Hand on February 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Today starts the 40th Annual American Birkebeiner event.  This is known as the largest cross country ski race in North America.  

What some people don't know, is that this is held in a Northwestern Wisconsin town with a population just under 2000.  That is correct, not 20,000, just 2000.  It was started and promoted by Tony Wise, a man with an ent...

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Life changing decisions

Posted by Barbara Hand on September 18, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

First of all an answer to the previous blog.  Yes, you can go home again...even if the home land is in your ancestral background.  There is something that calls a person, an inherent connection.  Going to Newhall, California did just that for me.  It felt so much like HOME.

Just returned from Celtic Marketplace in Lombard, Il.  This is a trade-show hosted by NACTA, North American Celtic Trade A...

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You Can Go Home Again

Posted by Barbara Hand on April 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

An old adage, maybe true in some respects but I think I have found one time in life when it is not true.  As generations pass and people move about the world to live in new locations but choice or by need, we become displaced people of sorts.  But I believe, a part, maybe a small part of home, ancestral home remains in each and every one of us. 

I remember the first time Steve and I traveled to Ireland....

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Girls Night Out ..... Great Night Out

Posted by Barbara Hand on April 17, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I should do more research as to when this started and by who, but without giving credits where they are due, I would like to commend the persons who started GNO.  Barbara Bolitho (Woodland Realty) heads it up with e-mails and keeping and arranging the schedule.  She also includes information about goings on at the Park Theatre, Specials at local establishments and other events of interest.

Splendid Things (So...

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St. Patricks Day in Hayward

Posted by Barbara Hand on March 19, 2012 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

You may not think much happens in a traditionally Scandinavian twn on St. Patricks Day but in Hayward, Wi it is a glorious and fun day. 

It starts with Steve and Grandson's Colin and Gavin playing bagpipes at area schools, senior center and nursing homes.  Grandson Darby marched when he was little but in his teenage years now so he may pick it up again in the future

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Birkie 2012

Posted by Barbara Hand on February 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Beautiful Day, Fun Filled Town, Great Snow and Weather Conditions.  Another Birkie, 39 in all, and a great success it has been.  The town filled with happy and excited people.  Skiiers whom you have to admire for their stamina, courage and extreme effort.  They are what makes the day.  The crowd shows their appreciation by standing on the sidelines all day and cheering the skiiers as they near the finish line.  The elite skiiers cam...

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