17. Mai: Steindal Skole

Pictures from Steindal School’s 17. Mai events. The Steindal Skolekorps and barnetoget, with the other 7th graders bearing the flags and banners high. The band marched around the neighborhood at 6:45 am (not past our house), then played and marched again as the kids went from the school to the buses, then downtown in the big barnetoget (children’s parade), then again at the school and around the neighborhood before the party in the afternoon! They weren’t going to let all of that practice go to waste.

See a video of the band playing and the kids parading: https://youtu.be/W1bT6j5YpNQ

Steindal school banners in the downtown parade–you can see Nora there on the edge in her blue bunad, right behind the little flag.


Anders friend, Jonas, carrying a flag (1st pic above). The 7th graders were leading the school kids. His friend Gard is in the suit and red tie (2nd pic above). His friend Robin is in the dark suit and tie (3rd pic) and all of the girls are in his class.



In the afternoon, the school threw a party. The band marched and played again. There was food for sale–ice cream, hot dogs, cakes, coffee, soda, popcorn. And Viking-skill party games for kids like fishing, holding heavy buckets, hammering nails, walking on stilts (for scaling walls, I presume), and lottery games. Nora had fun with all of the games, Anders hung out with his friends, and Ted and I chatted with the other parents who have befriended us. It has been a good community.

Anders and his school buddies–he took off the band uniform, but kept the tie.

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About Christy Anderson Brekken

In no particular order... Instructor and Researcher, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University. Educational background: University of MN Law School, 2005. MS in Ag and Resource Economics, Oregon State University, 2011. Teaches: Agricultural Law, Environmental Law. Mother: brilliant 9 year old boy; brilliant 6 year old girl with benign myoclonic epilepsy on a modified ketogenic diet therapy. Married to: Ted Brekken, OSU Department of Electrical Engineering. Ride: Xtra-cycle Edgerunner with kid seat; 400-pound cargo capacity. Grew up: Devils Lake, ND. Lived in: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, Pohang, South Korea, Trondheim, Norway, Corvallis, OR. Interests: Cooking, knitting, eating, yoga, laughing, hiking, traveling, staying sane.
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