Tuesday, December 2, 2008


We spent the Thanksgiving weekend in Fargo!

And we spent part of the following week in the Fargo and Chicago Airport.

Below is a shot of Pam's house in Fargo when we arrived. It is a copy of Zane Grey's home in Arizona.

With classic Fargo flair it snowed the next day.Bruce was able to put up most of his Christmas lights. Very cool.

Below is a shot of me in Pam's backyard before the snow.
Thursday night we went to the fabulous Fargo Theater to see The Blenders. Sorry about the shadow in the shot below but that was the best I could do when we were downtown.

Below is my favorite building in Fargo. The old Sons of Norway Lodge building.A detail shot of the top of the building.Across the street the home team's flag still flies.
Speaking of the home team. I visited the Roger Maris memorial in Lindenwood Park. I think Fargo needs to up the ante on this important memorial. Perhaps a bronze statue like the statues that grace Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City and Busch Stadium in St. Louis?

A shot of his Cardinals uniform from the museum in West Acres.
Below, The Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center, an example of beautiful Norwegian architecture.The interior of the Church. Note the offset pulpit, a Lutheran trademark.Below is the cross on the south side of the church above. A copy of the first Christian symbol in Norway and also a copy of the cross at Luther Seminary and the crest of every class ring from that fine institution. What does all that fancy writing mean? Starting on the top left, the "Chi-Rho" from Emperor Constantine gives us the first two letters of Christ's name in Greek and the "theta" from Greek for the world gives us "Christ as the light of the world". On the lower left the "I" from "ICHTHUS" or "fish" in Greek an early Christian symbol and "Alpha and Omega", Christ as the beginning and the end. The "VDMA" on the right is Latin for "Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum" or "The Word of God Remains Forever".Inside the Hjemkomst Center is a very nice statue of a Viking saying "Fram Fram" to his ancestors. I know at least one person that knows this battle cry quite well. What does "Fram Fram" mean? Check out the comments in a few days and learn as I am sure our friends from Seattle will help us all out.Next, take a look at a modern day viking fighting those little white lights.The Irish rush in to help. Thank God. We are working on my Mom's lights at her new winter pad in Fargo.Now we are working on the interior lights for the tree.Below, VICTORY!A pick-up game of hockey in Fargo, a classic shot.Below, a shot of me outside the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. Christy liked this Bison.Inside the Charles Beck show that we went to see. His work is really great and it graces the interior of our home and my office at MacMurray.Below, Christy admiring one of her favorites.A sculpture, not done by Beck, that Christy liked. And finally, the Great Northern depot on the modern day BNSF, the old Great Northern "High Line".


Anonymous said...

Oh poo!!! (that's how you swear when you have kids). I'm so sad I missed you guys! Hopefully, I'll be around next time. Have a great holiday season!!


emily said...

Good old "Fram! Fram!" For those readers dying to know, it is part of the motto of St. Olaf College (the complete motto is "Fram! Fram! Kristmennn, Krossmenn" which means: "Forward! Forward! Men of Christ, Men of the Cross"). For better or worse, "Fram! Fram!" is overshadowed, at least in my experience, by "Um Yah Yah." I learned on Wikipedia that "Um Yah Yah" is the only college fight song in 3/4 meter!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Wonderful tour of Fargo! I now feel like I've been there, done that, and don't need to return!