Saturday, December 24, 2016


Today was the big day.  We were having Tom, Kerstin, their son Martin, and another friend, Annette, for a special dinner at 2:00.  The tables were set, the food put out for serving, and the doorbell rang, just as Kristina had said, at precisely 2:00.  Over the next 6 and ½ hours, we ate, talked, looked at photos, and generally had a great time.  Most of the conversation was in English, for my benefit, and they were all very fluent.  The photos show the various parts of the dinner, primarily herring of several types, potatoes, red beet salad, gravlax, baked salmon, ham, roast beef, salami, meat balls, small sausages, short ribs, and cheeses.  A very typical Swedish holiday feast, and extremely good.  

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