What is St. Urho’s Day?

St. Urho’s Day is one of those legends that has a blurry origin story. If you live in Minnesota you might have heard rumblings about a man who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland. He protected the precious grape crop with his loud booming voice. The myth, originated in Minnesota in the 1950s, created a… More What is St. Urho’s Day?

Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson Day was declared a national holiday in 1964 by Lyndon B. Johnson. On October 9 each year, celebrations occur to honor this Greenlander, but why? Leif Erikson was only twenty years old, in year 1,000, when he became a missionary for King Olaf of Norway. His task from this powerful leader was to… More Leif Erikson Day

Saying Thank You

We see a lot of posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even videos on television of people thanking those people who are keeping us going at this time — nurses, doctors, health care workers, fire fighters, police officers, EMTs, shelf stockers, delivery people, etc. These are great but there is nothing like a handwritten note,… More Saying Thank You