Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Finland- Page 13

Saying for the Day-Tiedätkö, sekä poronkäristys että veriohukaiset näyttävät hyviltä.


Tervetuloa tiistaiselle suomi-sivullemme


Welcome to Our Tuesday Finland Page

The Finland Song

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A Finnish Phrase

Voitteko kirjoittaa reseptin jotain piristävää varten?

Can you prescribe me an antidepressant?

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A Finnish Joke as told in Finland

History how Finns arrived in Finland and how they got separated from their
cousins in Hungary.

As some of you might know, Finns and Hungarians are relative nations since
thousands of years, but there is no good explanation why we live so far from
each others now, if we once were one nation. Russians have a story that explains
it.

Thousands of years ago Finns, Estonians and Hungarians were living as one nation
somewhere very far in East, behind the Ural mountains. One day they got an idea:
"Let's go west".

So, they started their journey towards west together. Somewhere around Poland
they came to an intersection where were two signs: "SOUTH - fertile land, good
climate" and "NORTH - No possibilities to cultivate land, hunger, cold and
horrible climate". Those who could read, went south and those uneducated poor
ones went north. On the shore of Baltic Sea some of the people had learned to
read. They stopped at a sign "Be aware of weak ice". They became later
Estonians.

Finns continued, half of them drowned but rest enjoyed swimming in icy water and
survived until the other shore. There they faced an empty, hostile land where
40% was covered by lakes, 40% by wet and hopeless swamps and bogs and 20% was
covered by rocks on rocks and rocks under the ground surrounded by mighty
forests. For thousands of years since then without thinking Finns were digging
the swamps and forests by hands and carrying the rocks away from burned forests
to give way to some small pitch of land where they could grow few potatoes and
some carrots just to realize the frost in summer made all effort fruitless. And
they lived their life happy forever without knowing they could have chosen
differently.

@@@@ News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my garage where trains still run, dragons fly, and the end of Pigeon Days is in sight. Next Saturday is the big parade that celebrates the founding of Pigeon Falls. There are a number of people who believe it will mark the end of Pigeon Falls if Petrovich doesn’t figure out what comes after the “ unless”.
Nevertheless work goes on to get ready for the parade. It may be so dark by then that even the street lights won’t help much in the middle of the day. But Eino is doing all he can to get the old Stanley Steamer working. It sits in the barn all year waiting for this parade. Then he polishes it up and works on getting the steam pressure just right. It wouldn’t be a Pigeon Day Parade without that steamer. The Liar’s Club will have their usual giant talking head that says over and over “ Once upon a time in a land far away there was “. It is sticking a little and saying “ a time, a time, a time “ but they will have that fixed by parade time. The Liar’s Club 65 piece band is practicing marching. Last year one of the three members caught his foot and fell into his drum. This year they will be perfect. All across Pigeon Falls people are getting things ready for the parade.
Queen Polly will ride with the runner up in the lead car. It will be polished until even in this darkness you can see the shine. There are still those who think that Polly needs to go to Father Bill and confess to lift the darkness but Polly is Lutheran and says she isn’t having any of that Catholic stuff.
Will the darkness continue? Will everybody need flashlights on parade day? Will Polly Confess? What will Polly Confess? Will the rest of the text arrive in time? Will Eino have the Steamer ready? Will the ground open up and swallow Pigeon Falls?Will our dragon show up for the parade? Will Vicki East get to sing the Pigeon Falls song ? And of course is Tommy UK really the undertaker’s kid?
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Today's Link-Finland for Thought- A bit about Finnish food and Sauna customs. Leave a Dr. John in the comment for another chance in Friday's drawing.
Bad breathing day but I did get some work done. I went to the basement in the morning but I was there only about fiftten minutes when the lasix hit and there is no bathroom in the basement. So back upstairs. I decided not to go back until the afternoon and the effects of the lasix would be down. I watched my soaps. Then Betty and I went to the basement. We continued organizing. Then we bundled the cardboard for recycling. Now I need a breathing treatment.
GBYA

7 Comments:

Blogger goldennib said...

Your story of Finland is funny. Can I have a tranquilizer? I really need one.

Maybe they could use sparklers at the parade.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Such an air of expectancy in Pigeon Falls these days.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Nessa's idea is good. Before I read it, I was thinking the parade might be lovely if everybody carried those little battery operated candles.

I don't know if it's a piece of the missing dribblet or not, but my word verifier reads: UKRUDY. So I am wondering if someone named Rudy, who hails from the U.K> might need to visit Pidgeon Falls?

9:27 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

When in Finland
do as the Finns do

11:26 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Gosh, I miss the Viking days
Now they knew how to party, and organise a weekend away

11:27 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Has any of the Pigeon Falls folk ever thought to go to the edge of town to see if there is a a big wall of dirt surrounding them?

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12:43 PM  

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