Meanwhile in Lindsborg, Kansas (aka Little Sweden, USA)....
the "wild Dalas run".
Yeah, I know... Swedish in ... KANSAS? After the Louisiana Purchase, Kansas was settled mostly by farmers eager to acquire large plots of unclaimed land in the hot and sticky humid Kansas. Lindsborg was settled by the Svenska Lantbrukskompaniet (Swedish Farmers based in Chicago... which, if you don't know, has a little Swedish~town neighborhood) in the mid 1800's. The small town is pretty proud of their Svenska heritage and celebrate it colourfully!
Swedish-Americans proud to show off their culture?? Sounds vaguely familiar.
As the 6th of January quickly approaches (Swedish tradition is to celebrate Christmas from Dec. 13~ St. Lucia Day~ until the 6th day of the New Year),the last bit of Christmas Cheer's sparkle fading, its only fitting these two gems get a moment.
Although I didn't receive a Kangaroo for Christmas, this 1962 pop art treasure trove might stay on the bookshelf all year.
Likewise, this late 80's delight, complete with sinister devil sneaking away boys and girls from the Santee Clauses fills the season's spirit and tides me over for a whole year.
On to the season of love and shamrocks, and then on to adventure.