I STILL HAVEN’T BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT ANY OF THE NEW BLOG-HOMES THAT I AM TRYING.  I like to do an entry over the course of several days, using elements from past entries … making up an htm version to just copy when I am ready to post.  Each new blog site treats these differently … as to font size, photos, spacing.  I HATE IT!  Blogspot seems to have improved a lot … I have been able to add a lot of junk in the other column that makes it unnecessary to put some stuff into each individual entry.



Lois in Wonderland (the U.P.) AT BLOGSPOT


I made a trip down to civilization … down to Green Bay for a visit to a dental clinic.  Here, in the U.P.  it is rather a “survival-of-the-fitest”.  I usta live near Green Bay; most of my kids still do.  So, I got a little visiting in, too.  I returned home with a new lower denture; now will get used to eating in a normal way.

      Mimi’s boyfriend … he’s so handsome … and comes to visit her. Hopefully, this week will pass … he won’t show up until next “time”.

     TIME TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF LUTEFISK ..  I’ll make a special entry on just LUTEFISK soon.

Lutefisk is dried cod that has been soaked in a lye solution to rehydrate it. It is boiled or baked and served with butter and salt and pepper. The finished lutefisk usually has the consistancy of Jello. So, imagine a hot, fish flavored Jello and you can understand why Norwegians love it so much. It is traditionly served in the U.S. for Thanksgiving and Christmas and avoided the rest of the year.

Here’s a poem that I wrote many years ago … I trot it out at this time every year:

Winter Now!

by Lois Haglund



Like Quick-silver, the icy breeze slips
thru the trees and across the creek…… 
Now, stopping for a brief encounter 
with a finger or a cheek…..

Now, flittering out in profuse ripples
to chill one’s deepest soul….. 
Summer’s tattered shawl… blown away… as 
Winter blusters in to assume his role…. 

Wait ! The word hangs frozen… suspended…..
Wait ! I’m not ready… not Now, Oh No ! 
Not Ready, to face the interminable days of siege 
With a merciless foe outside my window !

Yes! It’s Time, for the quicksilver blade of a breeze 
To now be an awesome, deadly blow…. 
I Know… and remember Why I fear and I dread,
I Must… I Can… I Know!



   See … I REALLY am a BLOGGER! 
     I am going to concoct a “Letter-to-the-Editor” … About anti-anti-logging.  Locally,  I saw a bumper-sticker that I just love: “IF YOU ARE AGAINST LOGGERS … TRY USING PLASTIC TOILET PAPER”.  In Crystal Falls, every day, every hour … there are log trucks … empty & loaded.  This means that the truckers are working, where they buy fuel benefits, where they get truck repair or parts are benefiting.  This means that loggers are working & where they also where they buy fuel benefits, where they get truck repair or parts are benefiting.  The loggers buy chain saws, etc. benefits.  The truckers, loggers,  & the local businesses where they spend money … are more viable & these people in turn can spend more money locally.  We have so few ways to earn money in the U.P. … it is great that we can count on logging.  CUT A TREE … SAVE A JOB … SAVE A FOREST!

     ABOUT THE SIMPSON VERDICT: I hate O. J. ; I hate this verdict.  He’s found that he gets ignored if he files a complaint; what he & his friends did was stupid, but sorta necessary to retrieve his own possessions from a greedy dealer.  At the most … he should have gotten a year in prison.  This case was just so overblown.

Truck Driver 2


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