The Wedding Gathering

  A modest size gathering was invited to Sophie Didriksson and Johan Farkas’ wedding at Carlshälls Gård on Långholmen Island in Stockholm, Saturday. A short aerial video of the venue is available at… Continue reading

Wedding Reception

The wedding reception was held in a lovely timber building adjacent to the outdoor ceremony. Seating was assigned so that couples were split up across the room. My table included two members of… Continue reading

Dancing Queen

They did not play ABBA at the dance following the reception, but it seems a good time was had by all who attended. The dance started about 10 PM and lasted until about… Continue reading

Cello with Attitude

The musical performance at Sophie Didriksson and Johan Farkas’ wedding Saturday was both most unusual and fantastically good. Lisa and Gertrud are a famous duo in Swedish musical circles – two voices and… Continue reading

Saturday Night in Prison in Stockholm

I spent last Saturday night in prison in cell 233 on Långholmen Island in Stockholm. Fortunately, there will be no legal proceedings stemming from the event. In 1989 the old Långholmen Prison opened… Continue reading

End the Shopping Cart Roundup

The Swedes, and perhaps elsewhere, have come up with a system that almost completely eliminates the all too common shopping cart roundup required at US grocery stores and malls. The carts are linked… Continue reading

The Devil’s Tool

Marie wanted to revamp her store window, meaning she had some ideas but wanted me to revamp her store window. Part of the project involved placing “shabby chic” white wooded letters that spelled… Continue reading

Wooden Boat Regatta

Today was Valdemarsvik’s third annual 19th century wooden boat regatta. A steam-powered wooden yacht hauled out a bevy of wooden row boats. Later in the day there was a competition between Östergötland (us) and neighboring… Continue reading

Inexperience Shows

Since we live about 200 yards from the base of the only fjord on the East coast of Sweden, I planned to resume fishing. I haven’t been fishing in about 35 years. I… Continue reading

Former UM Standout Dominique Darden Might Make the US Olympic Team

  EUGENE, Ore. — Dominique Darden is a nightclub hostess by night — very, very late at night. When the sun comes up, she takes off her high heels and puts on her… Continue reading

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