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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Happy New Year 2016 January 1, 2016

Filed under: Holidays,Skiing — Janet @ 5:06 am

godt nytaar

(Image credit to Rick Mostelo)


An Early Hero December 28, 2015

Filed under: Norway,Skiing,Stein Eriksen — Janet @ 7:04 pm

stein eriksen

Stein Eriksen – one of my role models in my early days of skiing – on the slopes of the local golf course, Oakley Country Club, Watertown, Mass.

Stein’s skiing was on much more challenging slopes in Norway.


His death has been announced at age 88.




Nostalgia December 24, 2015

Filed under: Skiing — Janet @ 1:55 pm


Do I miss skiing?  Yes!!!



ski trails at Sugarloaf





Ski Jumpers


Another Postcard From My Mother’s Archive February 8, 2011

Filed under: Family,Family history,Middlebury College,Postcards,Skiing — Janet @ 5:52 pm

Yesterday I showed postcards with red 2 cent postage stamps.  Some of the stamps were of Thomas Jefferson, and others were of John Adams.  It was Summer 1957.   Now I have found a postcard from February 1958.  Oh ho – there is a purple 3 cent stamp with the Statue of Liberty.  The postcard was sent from Stowe Vermont.  I must have been skiing between semesters.  I report that the skiing is excellent – but for some reason (unstated) the legendary Ma Kelley, the Dean of Women at Middlebury, has 20 more gray hairs.  Hmm, I wonder what that was all about.