Yoko Onomaki and John Lennoniemi (you have to realize that lots of the Finns who settled around the Upper Peninsula have last names like “Maki” and “Niemi”) handed out the words to the song they sang:
“Imagine there’s no nisu..
It would make you cry…
No korpu for dunking…
Brings a tear to my eye
Imagine all the people…Living like the Finns”
(Nisu is a sweet bread and, I think, korpu is a hard toast for dunking in coffee.)
Let’s clap our hands and thank everyone for coming out for the parade today. The temperatures were warmer than usual–about 22 degrees. The skies remained mostly cloudy, although both the sun and snow peeked out at various times.
Thank you for joining us “When the Bear Rolls Over in His Den.”
Prepare yourselves, blog viewers. We’re going to be in a photography mode for the next few days. You’ll see a Wife Carrying Contest and Polar Plunging into the icy Lake Superior. You’ll see winter pictures from the Keweenaw.
Dress up in your boots and winter coat and chook (that would be a “hat” if you’re from around these parts) and mittens when you come over to Lake Superior Spirit for a few days. Don’t want you to get too cold while you view the pictures!