Clubs Sons of Norway hear two programs

SON, Lillehammer Lodge 1-633, met Tuesday, May 20, 7 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton.

Our meeting was brought to order by President Carol Broderson.

The American and Norwegian national anthems were sung. We also recited the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States.

Minutes from our last meeting were read by secretary Helen Severson, and approved as read. Roll call was taken of our officers. We had six guests attend our lodge, plus other regular members.

We learned a new song, Spring Morning (Varmorgen), sung both in English and Norwegian.

Our by-laws have been updated to accept new applicants without our lodge voting on them. We had duet programs; the first program was given by Dr. Lars Aanning, on "Draugen," seacoast monsters of Northern Norway. This myth of the draugen served to explain disasters of the early Norwegian fisherman at sea.

Our second program was given by Leslie Severtson; with slides of his family trip to Norway.

The slides started where family was looking for the grounds where his grandmother's house was, and pictures of the 352-year-old church in Odal, Norway.

Members' birthdays were recognized. The Norwegian table prayer was said, then lunch was served and social time began.

Our next meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10 in Mission Hill Lutheran Church.

Seniors enjoy social evening

Tuesday evening, May 27 was the first social evening at the Senior Center. Forty people came to dance, listen to music and play dominos.

Six dominos players started at 6:30 p.m. Nila Fostvedt was high, 135; and Marlene Amundsen, low, 210.

Forty dancers arrived at 7 p.m. and danced till 9 p.m. Doctors have found one of the best forms of exercise happens to be dancing! Come exercise, enjoy the music, play cards, etc. for and evening of visiting and enjoyment.

It's a great time to get acquainted and see old friends. People from Yankton, Gayville and Vermillion participated. Come join us the last Tuesday of each month. All you "snow birds" that dance in Texas and Arizona in the winter come dance with us in the Vermillion Senior Citizens Center; we'd love to have you.

You may play cards, dominos, any games as well as dance � everyone enjoys good music! See you the last Tuesday of each month.

Senior scores closely bunched

The seniors know it is June and time to change to the summer schedule and play golf in the morning. June 3 was anything but an early summer day and yet 36 seniors were on deck for morning golf. It was cold, cloudy and windy.

We welcomed Dan Christopherson as a first time senior golfer and took in a stranger, Jim McCarvel. Both did very well and will be most welcome at any or all future dates.

There were six birdies this date but the course was in excellent condition. Perhaps the players were a little below their best this date. Scores were closely bunched. Our winners at 35 were Wayne Bruening, Dave Zimmer and Jim McCarvel, our guest. We salute these winners.

Other prize winners were: at 37, Dave Bak, Bob Lund and Milo Gilbertson along with Van Pierce, Rod Tieman and Ray Lynn; at 39, Harlan Schott, Don Bensen and Cleland Cook followed by Mel Marcotte, Ron Brown and Joe Conroy and finally Vern Holter, Dick Munkvold and Dan Christopherson.

No golfer was nominated for shot-of-the-day awards. Could it be that we are all still in awe of Cleland Cook's hole in one last week?

Our morning golf continues next week, June 10 with coffee, rolls and conversation at 8:30 a.m. and golf at 9:30 a.m. sharp. See you then.

Center busy with games

On Tuesday, May 27 at 1 p.m., 10 domino players arrived for two tables; they had a good time testing their skills and visiting with friends. Winners were (don't forget the person with the lowest score is the winner of this game!) Nona Christensen, 181; and Maxine Millette with 276; low went to Marlene Amundsen, 440 and Doris Schmidt, 451.

You too can learn � join us every Tuesday � no reservations needed.

On Wednesday, May 28, 23 pitch players at three tables and 14 bridge players arrived for an afternoon of card playing. Bridge prizes went to Leona Kryger, first; Russ Heikes and Ernie Miller tied for second; Lois Erickson, blind bogie, and Luceal Liffengren; low.

Barb Kronaizl furnished coffee break refreshments.

No reservations are needed. Seniors, come get acquainted and share card skills with us every Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Rotarians learn intricacies of quilting

The Vermillion Rotary Club with Barry Vickrey presiding met for our weekly lunch at the Silver Dollar. Our guests were Bryan Paxson, Ashley Herrboldt, and our guest presenting the program today, Pauline Grossmann.

Pieced-together words cannot easily capture the intricacy and charm of the pieced-together quilts that Pauline Grossmann brought to show and describe to us. If quilting was once an economy measure, a way to turn otherwise valueless scraps of cloth into something useful and, often enough, beautiful, quilting these days is obviously more the pursuit of beauty than economy. The materials for a good, queen-sized quilt will runaround $100.

On the other hand, a well made quilt is something that you might keep for a lifetime and pass down for the next generation. Potentially clueless Rotarian guys were warned not to grab a quilt and throw it in the back of the pickup as a beach blanket or pad for the firewood.

While the labor that goes into quilting is still to be measured in weeks and days more than hours, there have been some changes in recent years that have made quilting a rather different kind of labor then formerly. Quilters like to get together to share their ideas and techniques, but they seldom sit down together to work on the same quilt. Quilting bees are largely a thing of the past. Matilda stitches too tight, Alice too loose, and Oscar, where they let him in, too irregularly.

Quilters today usually design and execute their work with exclusive control over their arduous labors of love. There are, though, various instruments and machines that the modern quilter might deploy, ranging from fancy rulers and templates to special sewing machines designed to do stitching jobs that, in many cases, can hardly be accomplished by hand.

But because quilting is rather indigenous to the farm country in the U.S., those fancy sewing machines are made in Iowa, Missouri, etc., not Taiwan. So far.

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