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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Midsommar 2011: Lättsinne

Midsommar would not be midsommar without the frivolity!  I think the Akuffo-Britton gathering wins the prize for frivolity!  The highlight of each celebration is always the National Anthem round where everyone around the table must stand and sing their nation of origin's National Song.  This year we had representatives from The Netherlands, the United States of America, Great Britain, Ghana and Sweden.  All performances were American Idol worthy and each year this tradition just does not disappoint!  Another highlight was the "Sven mask."  Doug had taken a photograph that he had of Sven and made it into a mask.  He put it on and offered a few toasts.  It was hilarious to see them sitting side by side!  Led by the 82 year Bell, the boys decided that they had not had enough of the dancing so engaged in yet another round.  Tanner got to lick the plates and much laughter ensued. Is there anything better than sitting around a table with dear friends enjoying great laughs?  What a gift of grace this is.