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Norwegian - Ethnography Paper Norwegian Background During the 1800’s, a big part of the Norwegian immigrants were families from the rural areas in Norway. Few single people did emigrate from Norway during this time as well; more of them were men then women. Later on in the 1800’s more and more people that were immigrating to the United States were single men from cities in Norway. Every single person however, always had different reason for going to the United States. There were many different reasons for why so many Norwegians left their country to move to the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Norwegian Whaling - Norwegian Whaling Modern commercial whaling is continuously being over-exploited as whaling companies strive to maximize their profits despite international protest and a ban by the International Commission. Many various species of whales have been extinct, and the relatively few whales that remain are extremely vulnerable, and the factors that led to their over-exploitation in the past have not changed. Norway, one of the several countries involved in illegal whaling, has again refused to accept the international moratorium on whaling and has announced that its catch quotas for whales have risen....   [tags: Whaling Conservation Hunting Whales Essays]
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The Norwegian Health Care System - ... Each region has an enterprise that is owned by the state and is fully responsible for providing specialized health care to that regions’ inhabitants. Nationally, Norway’s parliament serves as the political decision-making body for health care. They are responsible for planning and subsidizing the education of health personnel, they develop and implement national health policies, and they are responsible for the funding of national health care. The Norwegian health care system is primarily funded by taxes but is supplemented by state grants and some user charges....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Norwegian Bomb and Shooting Massacre Report - ... The Guardian also featured the story front page, although had the less controversial title ‘Terror strikes Norway in attacks on island and Oslo city centre’. Like many of the articles I researched, both online and in newspapers, I discovered they shared similar sources, and information, which seemed to have been recycled from Norwegian pre published press coverage. The 1965 Galtung and Ruge wrote a study that highlighted 12 reasons why news stories are chosen for coverage, many of which this particularly story encompass....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Norwegian Business Culture - Norwegian Business Culture In contrast to the indirect, roundabout language common in much of Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, Norwegians typically use direct straightforward language. They tend to be blunt and honest about their business ideas and feelings. However, most Norwegians are somewhat less direct than Danes and Germans. For instance, when not really interested in a particular deal, they may be reluctant to say so bluntly. In this they are similar to many British negotiators....   [tags: Papers] 1666 words
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Norwegian Security Policy After The Cold War - Norwegian Security Policy after the Cold War Despite widespread diplomatic discussion, and sentiment that the UN Security Council must be expanded in order to maintain its long-term legitimacy, no generally acceptable formula for expansion has emerged. Concerns for obtaining or retaining voting power, and for preserving a body structured so as to be able to take prompt and effective decisions, have prevented agreement. This article reviews various criteria for evaluating restructuring proposals, and suggests a formula that, while not fundamentally affecting the distribution of power on the Council, might satisfy many states' minimal requirements for an acceptable package of changes....   [tags: essays research papers] 3145 words
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- Weather and Culture An old Norwegian saying states that “there is no such things as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The saying may be old, but its value is without a doubt contemporary, encompassing the Norwegians’ embrace of nature and the effect of the weather on their culture. This Norwegian culture, from clothing to food, to leisure activity to art, has always been greatly influenced by the climatic conditions, and continues to be so today. It is a society deeply rooted in traditions and mutually linked to its environment, which allows for much outdoor activity, even though the country finds itself at the fringes of the north....   [tags: ] 1011 words
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Freedom of Speech in Norway - ... Whether they’re protecting their citizens by having stricter rules on speech is not proven but to the minds of those creating the laws it might be. With Norway’s lack of diversity it allows for less strict policies on freedom of speech. On February 25, 2004 the United States government posted an article about Norway for United States citizens traveling to Norway. It includes information about what kind of government Norway has and information of how safe the country is and how they treat the citizens....   [tags: Human Rights, Norway]
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Norway's Past and Present - Norway's Past and Present For ages ago, appeared the forefathers of what is the present day Norway. In a time of 10,000 years ago, these early Norwegian were mainly relayed on their prey such as reindeer. There is no historical agreement to where these ancestors had appeared from. Below I will explain the history of Norway from its past to its present. Some of their artifacts were of the same type had been discovered in Southern Sweden and in Denmark. Examples of these artifacts are claimed to be flint tools, clay vessels, art, and rock carvings....   [tags: Papers] 1525 words
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Historical Analysis of a Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen - Historical Analysis of a Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen To view a work of art separately from it’s environment, ignoring the context, will often undermine important aspects of the work. However, embracing the context will allow one to appreciate the full scope and depth of the piece. In order to fully absorb and understand it, one must consider factors in the artist’s life and surroundings, i.e. the context. Henrik Ibsen created A Doll’s House between 1878 and 1880....   [tags: Papers] 1444 words
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Book Review of Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity, by Chris Goertzen - Missing Figures Book Review of Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity, by Chris Goertzen. After extensive field research in Norway, Chris Goertzen explores and sorts a folk genre, which by nature resists tidy taxonomy. Fiddling for Norway: Revival and Identity is a successful ethnographic documentation of a musical tradition that is learned primarily by insiders through oral/aural channels and by customary example. Implicitly he asks: how can a book culture audience understand a tradition that does not depend on notation for maintenance or transmission....   [tags: Book Reviews]
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The Effects of Industrialization on Norway’s Economy, Environment and Population - The Effects of Industrialization on Norway’s Economy, Environment and Population Up until the beginning of the twentieth century, Norwegians were primarily fisherman and farmers. The fishing industry has been the basis of life and culture in Norway for hundreds of years. The fishing industry is still very important in Norway, however the discovery of oil in the North Sea has had a huge impact on the Norwegian economy and culture. Oil discoveries in the North Sea have made Norway a wealthy nation....   [tags: Norway Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Norway's Immigration Increase - Over the past 50 years Norway has had an increase in immigrant population. After the economy boomed in the 1960’s, more people began moving to the country in hopes of a better life. This then increased immigration because more people were migrating to be with their families. When immigration levels hit a high in 1975, the government enforced an “immigration stop” restricting people from being able to move into the country. In 1988 an Immigration Act was passed which then allowed immigrants to enter but under certain conditions....   [tags: Immigration] 729 words
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case study Leonardo Bridge Project - When Leonardo da Vinci designed a 240 meters bridge it would have been the longest bridge in the world. His plan was ambitious. In 1502, a skeptical sultan rejected Leonardo's design as impossible, but 300 years civilization finally embraced the engineering principle - arches as supports - underlying the construction. The bridge has been constructed, in Norway. Now instead of spanning the Bosporus , his visionary creation was destined to span 500 years as a bridge to another millennium....   [tags: essays research papers] 1274 words
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Rock - Rock Later styles of heavy rock music in the 1990s, such as grunge (the typical example being Seattle's Nirvana), show influences of heavy metal but are typically not labelled sub-genres of heavy metal, as opposed to thrash metal and hair metal. The general absence of virtuosic guitar solos is perhaps one reason grunge bands haven't been considered heavy metal bands. Another key artist during this time was Megadeth, which combined the relentless, speedy thrash metal riffs with the fancy guitar soloing of speed metal ala Judas Priest....   [tags: essays research papers] 1545 words
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Trade Finance Methods - Introduction This report will review the main trade finance methods and how they affect function legally and practically. The main document used in world trade is the letter of credit and this will reviewed in dept together with the doctrine of strict compliance and autonomy. Finance Methods To make trade possible there is a need for capital, which can be used to pay for the goods bought. The capital can come from several sources depending on the scope of the trade. If it is trade of low cost items in small values, it is possible to get credit in a local bank....   [tags: Commerce] 1666 words
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Henrik Ibsen's Influence on the World of Literature - ... This poem describes the dramatic saga of the pilot Terje who tried to run through the English blockade. In a small rowboat he made a desperate attempt to smuggle food, especially grain, from Denmark back to his starving family. He was captured and put to prison in England. The poem (with no actual written date) was probably written one year before it’s publication, in 1861. Ibsen said that there were “many persons like Terje Vigen” at the coats, and thereby pointed out that Terje Vigen first of all, is a poem and not a biography....   [tags: Authors]
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My Family Heritage - My Family Heritage Family Defined The word family has changed so much in the past century. A family back in the 1950’s was probably considered a husband, wife, and one or more children. Times have changed and families have become much different. The Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others book defines family as a, “Unit made up of any number of persons who live in relationship with one another over time in a common living space who are usually, but not always, united by marriage and kinship” (Beebe, Beebe & Redmond, 243)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Relationships Papers] 2502 words
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Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg’s Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King When one thinks of the Romantic composers, the names Beethoven, Wagner, Chopin, or Liszt come to mind. Looking even further into the period one sees the names of nationalist composers like Glinka, Tchaikovsky, and Smetana. Unfortunately, there are still many composers of the Romantic era whose music is known, but for some reason there names have grown apart from there music. Edvard Grieg, a Norwegian nationalist composer, is one of these men....   [tags: Art] 1370 words
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vikings - Vikings In Control They were fierce, heartless Barbarians who Seized and looted many European lands from the 800’s to 1000’s. They made their sneaky attacks at the crack of dawn killing anyone who came axe length away. Including innocent babies defenseless children of all ages, and helpless women. ( The Celebration Program) During their time, these people never called themselves “Vikings.” This name isn’t even meant to be the name or a group, but an activity. The base word vik was simply another name for a pirate....   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Environmental Policy - Environmental policy is often regarded as one of the main drivers of environmental innovation (Porter and van der Linde, 1995b). The adverse effects of most environmental problems resulted in environmental innovation being less market-driven and more regulatory motivated. Porter and van der Linde (1995b) advocate that environmental regulation may result in a win-win situation: pollution being reduced and profits increased. This argument is famously termed the Porter Hypothesis and is largely based on evolutionary innovation theory (Nelson and Winter, 1982)....   [tags: Environment] 1026 words
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Poverty in America: Government Welfare Programs are the Solution - ... F.McLaughlin (2004): These families (five low income families) have experienced considerably more economic deprivation than the families in the middle-class comparison school group. Forty-nine percent of the low-income parents reported earning less than $800.00 per month, whereas all but one parent from the middle-class comparison school reported earning $1,600 or more per month. Only 17 (22%) of the low-income school parents reported earning more than $1600 per month. Furthermore, 49% of the project school families reported income from public assistance (primarily Aid for Families of Dependent Children [AFDC]), and 85% reported receiving public assistance at some time in the past....   [tags: US poverty essay] 2581 words
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Norway and Its Climate Changes - Climate change is a major global issue and is a pressing issue in Norway as well. The country has ratified the Kyoto Protocol and signed on to other treaties regarding the state of the earth. Similar to its history, current climate changes may have adverse effects on the culture and economy of Norway. Two significant climate change issues in Norway are carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions and the warming of the Arctic Ocean; both have important impacts on both Norway and the world. Climate change is not a new phenomenon for Norwegians....   [tags: Norway Climate Weather Environment Essays ] 1064 words
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Norway Vs. Puerto Rico - Norway Vs. Puerto Rico Norway and Puerto Rico are two completely different countries, in so far as terrain, climate and native culture. Local phenomenon such as natural environment and climatic atmosphere has produced two very distinctive cultures. This is reflected in everything from regional cuisine and clothing styles to social events and the dictates of cultural norms. Moreover, the location of each country plays a very important role in its’ national cuisine and typical fashions....   [tags: essays research papers] 910 words
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I Remember Mama a Production by The Baton Rouge Little - I Remember Mama a Production by The Baton Rouge Little Theatre left much to be desired in my mind. The real flaw in this unsuccessful production wasn't so much the occasional annoyances and quirks by the cast and director, it was the play itself. I felt that the local talent of The Baton Rouge Little Theatre was wasted on such a droll work. I found it difficult to stay focused on the play and instead found myself slightly annoyed and bored by the production and poor decision making process of the director....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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The Effects of Scandinavian Immigration on Culture and Economy in Washington - ... The evidence points towards the Scandinavian immigrants feeling at home in the Pacific Northwest and taking jobs such as those back home. They usually lived near the coast or in Timber regions. These jobs typically taken were Seaman, Fisherman and Loggers. There was however a small group that included entrepreneurs, businessmen, construction workers, artisans and unskilled laborers that turned toward the cities such as Seattle and Tacoma. (Dahlie, 1980) The Scandinavians did not have a very difficult assimilating as other foreigners....   [tags: Immigration, Scandinavia]
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Efe Pygmies: A Study of the Shortest People on Earth - From the recently discovered bones of so-called “hobbits,” hominids who stood one meter tall and lived 18,000 years ago, to the towering supermodels and basketball players of our modern world, human height has been immensely varied (Culotta 983). Scientists have postulated many explanations for this heterogeneity in stature, but none of these explanations has given a complete picture of this complex trait. Instead, evolutionary, physiological, genetic, and environmental explanations have all been necessary to understanding why individuals and groups differ in size....   [tags: Evolution]
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A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Mixed Blood - A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Mixed Blood When we read books, especially when we're young, we're especially alert for things to recognize, clues to help us place ourselves in a confusing and daunting universe in which gender, age, economics, and identity itself are muddled by too much information, too many possibilities. We are externally ordered by one constellation in our immediate household, another in our social or school setting, many others on television. Where do we fit. What is the community of "us" to which we comfortably and securely and enduringly belong....   [tags: Yellow Raft Blue Water Essays] 1511 words
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The Movie Industry vs Technology - The Movie Industry vs Technology The Internet and the roles it plays in society Since its conception, the Internet has been a huge market for life uses. It provides some of the greatest resources to educate people around the world such as search engines, databases, and an almost endless expanse for innovation. Being a conglomeration of countless numbers of computers allow users to interconnect with each other, making computers a prominent part of people’s lives. Aside from the home uses, businesses have capitalized on it as well....   [tags: Movies Internet Papers]
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The Life and Work of Roald Dahl - The Life and Work of Roald Dahl Roald Dahl is a British author with Norwegian parents, Harald and Sofie Magdalena Dahl. He was born in Wales in 1916, and died in 1990. Roald Dahl described his life in two books, “Boy” and “Going Solo”. The former deals with his childhood, the second with his life after school....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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Norway - Norway otherwise known as "Northern Way" is made up of 4,419,955 people and has an 0.44% Rate of growth. The birth rate is 12.9 births to every 1000 people. But just the same the death rate is 10.17 Deaths to every 1000 people. Net immigration rate is 1.64 migrants to every 1000 people. With that Norway occupies the western half of the Scandinavian Peninsula of Northern Europe. Norway has only land borders to the east , with Sweden , Finland , and the Soviet Union. The official language is Norwegian but with imigration there are many other languages spoken as in the US....   [tags: essays research papers] 1288 words
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Inherit the WInd - ... The playwright does successfully uncover some of these flaws in his play and this is one of the reasons why it has been considered such a powerful, but problematic play. Most arguments against the play arose during the late 19th century from Norwegians. Many of these citizens considered Ibsen’s plays as “scandalous” for challenging the ways in which their societies operated ("An Enemy of the People”); however, Ibsen just considered it his “civil responsibility” (175) to expose these problems....   [tags: Film, Paramount Pictures] 1859 words
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Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen's Expression of Beliefs in An Enemy of the People Henrik Ibsen, the controversial author of, An Enemy of the People, lived in an interesting point in history in which writing was a way of communicating your most radical ideas. An Enemy of the People is one of several Ibsen dramas that are sometimes referred to as problematic works because they are based on social problems and issues he has with the government. Examples of other controversial plays by Ibsen are The Wild Duck, A Doll's House, and Ghosts....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, Play, Enemy of the People] 1716 words
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Edgar Atheling - History is but a series of stories, opinions, and biases that give the world today a glimpse through the window of the past. As it is such, that window is often smudged and smeared because of the many contradicting, differing facets that one moment in history can possess; henceforth figures and details become obscured and lost, thereby creating the many great and fascinating gaps in history that haunt the minds of today’s historians. This paper is an attempt to provide evidence to fill such a gap—the lost story of Edgar Atheling, great half-nephew of King Edward the Confessor of England; also to provide an answer to the puzzling question of why Edgar was never killed by King William I (William the Conqueror, also Duke of Normandy)....   [tags: Biography]
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Organized Crime - Organized crime is a problem throughout the world. There are the drug cartels of Mexico and Columbia, the Russian Mafia, Asian Triads, and Eastern European crime syndicates to name a few. It is estimated that organized crime generates more than one trillion dollars in profits annually.1 An organized crime syndicate works in a very similar way to a government or corporation. There are different streams of income coming from drug and human trafficking, arms dealing, prostitution, blackmail, protection money, and legitimate business endeavors....   [tags: Crime]
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Language Barrier: Bilingual Education vs. English Immersion - ... Schools found with the inflation of non-English speaking students, they arranged to make changes to accommodate these students. On the other side of the debate, will be Mrs. Morales in a National Public Radio interview hosted by Neary Lynn and Douglas Ward in the article “Should all students be bilingual?” While Naomi Dillon in her article, “Language Test” takes both sides of the debate. With so many immigrants flooding into America, how the children were taught came under scrutiny. Most schools with large numbers of Spanish-speaking students went to bilingual education....   [tags: foreign language, spanish]
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Customary International Law - ... In the Lotus case, the Permanent Court of Justice held that a practice without a legal conviction could not constitute as an official custom (Dixon 34): Only if abstention were based on their being conscious of having a duty to abstain would it be possible to speak of an international custom. The alleged fact does not allow one to infer that States have been conscious of having such a duty; on the other hand, as will presently be seen, there are other circumstances calculated show that the contrary is true (S.S....   [tags: Law]
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A Feminist Literary Stance, Roles of Women in Henrik Ibsen’s Play A Doll’s House and George Eliot’s Novel Middlemarch - A feminist literary stance, roles of women in Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House & George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and George Eliot’s Middlemarch are based on events from their personal experiences. The events that lead Ibsen to feel the need to write A Doll’s House makes his approach on the feminist stance a bit more unusual from other writers. Ibsen shows his realist style through modern views and tones that are acted out by the characters in this infamous story....   [tags: critical analysis, literary criticism] 1541 words
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An Enemy Of The People - An Enemy of the People An Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen was a play written to show his disgust for the in felt during a hostile reception given to him by the Norwegian public and critics to his earlier play, Ghosts. An Enemy of the People is a story about a doctor that discovered that the town he lives in, has become a cesspool. After discovering the town’s beloved bath, which is supposedly helps people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the county come visit it, has become polluted with bacteria that is caused from the water pipes underground....   [tags: essays research papers] 651 words
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James Joyce - In selecting James Joyce's Ulysses as the best novel of the twentieth century, Time magazine affirmed Joyce's lasting legacy in the realm of English literature. James Joyce (1882-1941), the twentieth century Irish novelist, short story writer and poet is a major literary figure of the twentieth-century. Regarded as "the most international of writers in English¡K[with] a global reputation (Attridge, pix), Joyce's stature in literature stems from his experimentation with English prose. Influenced by European writers and an encyclopedic knowledge of European literatures, Joyce's distinctive writing style includes epiphanies, the stream-of-consciousness technique and conciseness....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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‘When the Battles Lost and Won’ - Throughout the play Shakespeare presents the concept of good and evil through many various forms. He presents Macbeth in a positive way by using the technique of describing through the characters of King Duncan and the Captain. He uses a number of techniques, one of them being personification; he personifies Macbeth as ‘valor’ whilst the others are told to be his minions. It is also said that he was holding his ‘brandish’d steel’ which implies that he was a strong and muscular soldier. Many people in those days were unable to hold a steel sword even with two hands....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 2246 words
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The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth - The Role of Women in Giants in the Earth    Peter Mangus Hagen, a large Swedish immigrant carpenter, pushed back his chair, rose from the end of the long dining table in their kitchen, and announced, "And now for my dessert--."  He walked the length of the table past his thirteen children to the other end, bent his large frame down, and tenderly kissed his wife Maggie, who was fifteen years his junior and mother of those thirteen.   As he pulled himself to his naturally erect stance, he proceeded to thank her for her labor in preparing an excellent meal and in caring for their home and their thirteen children.   This conclusion to the meal was as much a ritual as was the blessing asked in Swedish before it began.   And if the "thank you" was customary, so was the bill of fare, i.e., a large bowl of navy beans, freshly-baked bread and freshly-churned butter, a bowl of home-canned tomatoes and a bowl of home-canned fruit, a very large bowl of mashed potatoes, two pitchers of milk, and coffee for the adults.  In that household a seven-course banquet was not mandatory in order to extract a word of appreciation....   [tags: Giants in the Earth Essays]
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