Even though I didn't get to Friday night's street dance, I heard it was a success. By Saturday evening everybody in Lindsborg, it seems, came to love Tiny Toads. We even changed the words to Små Grodorna to Tiny Toads, Tiny Toads, är lustiga att se. But I was just two people away from Jerker and Petter. They didn't change. They sang Små Grodorna the way it is usually sung. Tradition! Alf Brorson taught his sons to be good traditionalists, despite the rock and roll futures they're carving for themselves.
A Swedophile, I've knocked around the US, serving in a variety of Lutheran churches before finally settling into my final career as Communication Educator. I'm also a theatre person, teaching mostly communication courses, but doing one show a year for our department. My research interest is ethnic humor - particularly the jokes told by Swedish Americans and the images of Swedish Americans in films of Hollywood's "Golden Era."