Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Oscar's dad Pete used to call forsythia 'Feeda'sythia. You see Oscar was taught to count from one to ten in Norwegian by second generation Norwegian-Americans in Minnesota. They came from Gudbrandsdallen in Norway.  The sequence he was taught goes "en to tre feeda fem sex seiv outta ne ti". The number four is 'Feeda' (more commonly in Norway it is 'fire' pronounced 'Feera').
Pete being the punster he was (an attribute Oscar has inherited in spades!) always called 'Four'sythia 'Feedasythia'.  It's blooming all over the place in our neighborhood this week :-}

1 comment:

Don Meyer said...

Wow! The flowers by ANY name would be just as gorgeous!