She is a skater. Cookie is her name. She is from Norway. She came by plane. I don't think in those days they came by plane. That was something really different. It was the talk of the town. She came by broom. That was their transport. I don't know why she came here. We let foreigners come in. We felt we needed that. In those days just women teachers. The men stayed behind. The men did all the chores.
And they wore their outfits. Hats on their heads. They were from Norway. It is Spring. They had the black robes on. The important citizens from the town. That is how you could tell them from the other people. They were making snowballs. That was a big thing. They would send them out to the fields and they would come back with a bag of snowballs. There were people that is all they did. They were snowball catchers. They were Norwegians. That was considered very foreign, with that kind of background. That was over waters. There was water between them. They had to cross a bay, that was the waters. Now they joined a European trade, they did something. Snowballs was the only thing that was going for them. It developed as a come on. You always picked out something on the people you left behind. You tied tyhem to the European trade that way. There wre two societys that were there. They both took the vow and they published it. NOrth and South, the two societys that followed through on that.
They had a society or club. They had different names for different things. because North America and South America were up there. North America was real well known. It was the starting point of a trade. It was a mixture. North America and South America at one time were one thing. When they broke up they made two societys north and south. I think that is what happened. You would talk in a whisper about it. Because they had North America and South America so they were considered different. They became there own countries. When you talked about them , they were real foreign.