MUSIC CITY VIKINGS SN 5-681 BOARD MEETING MINUTES May 21, 2017
The MCV Norwegian Syttende Mai Celebration was held under mostly sunny skies on Sunday afternoon, May 21, 2017, at Two Rivers Park. Two large Norwegian flags stood proudly, and welcomed all to Shelter Number 3 (last shelter on left) which provided ample space for the 21 members
and guests to visit, parade, eat and play the Corn-hole game.
Bill and Wendy, our new Illinois friends, attended and brought a large Norwegian flag, and their two little well behaved dogs (miniature dachshunds) along to celebrate. New members Richard and Diane returned with their two lovely daughters, Caroline and Cat. We welcomed and enjoyed Terje, a Norwegian now living in Nashville, along with Marianne and their son and granddaughter. Terje gifted MCV Members with CD’s of his original guitar music and songs. Great listening music, that makes you want to get up and dance.
Our senior MCV member George Olson honored us with his attendance. We took a photo of George holding the Norwegian flag cake. Everyone surrounded George and the Norwegian flag for a group picture. It was great to see him looking so good and enjoying himself. Tusen takk to Kevin for coming with George.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious pork and turkey BBQ Lunch with sides, and Banana Pudding, prepared by Whitt’s. Dessert with fruit and a delicious sheet cake decorated with a Norwegian Flag, completed the meal.
Our Norwegian Charter member, Evelyn, led the happy Syttende Mai parade. We were all in a good mood as we marched in a big circle around the shelter, and waved our Norwegian hand-flags, to the sound of Scandinavian march music, played by Ken on his boombox. It was a good time to be thankful for our many freedoms, and our MCV friends. And, thanks to the several folks that helped prepared for this event.
Oscar’s grandson Devon helped conduct the Corn-hole games. The participants were quite competitive, until the heat of the afternoon and the lateness of the day, made folks want to return to their homes and their A/C. The games were not finalized, and therefore the winning team was not determined.
Going on a trip to the homeland was discussed by some, but many doubted if they could afFjord it. Terje and family travel to Norway to visit family, as does Evelyn frequently. Until we have the money, the rest of us will read the monthly Viking magazine to keep informed
about our culture and heritage, and what is happening in Scandinavia.