Peg og Keith Wheeler
of Mad River, California,
Wish our Friends & Relatives in Norway, the U.S. & elsewhere,
En strålende 17. mai til deg !!
A splendid Constitution Day to you!
We hope you all have a fantastic
Syttende Mai 2008!
(17th of May 2008)
Our flags will be flying here in Mad River, California, USA this year to honor this special day in Norway.
Two years ago we also celebrated this special holiday 3 days after the 17th in Santa Rosa, California, with the "Santa Rosa Slooper Son" dedication at the local Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visit the "Slooper Son" web site for details.
This year we will also remember our guests from Norway who came to California to help us dedicate the "Slooper bautastein" in Napa on May 15, 2004.
Two days later, on the 17th, we gathered with our friends at San Francisco's Norwegian Seaman's Church* overlooking the Bay. Please visit the photo album from that memorable day.
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For more relevant history, check out
Geir Ottesen's May 2005 article:
"17th May and the memorable year 1814"
in California, USA
In 2004 we had the privilege to attend San Francisco's Norwegian Seaman's Church with this striking group of Rogaland folks!
(See 2004 Photo Album)
Should any of our US family & friends want to know more about this holiday, check out these sites:
"The 17th of May" by StavangerWeb
Norwegian Constitution Day - Wikipedia English
And great photos from 17 May 2006 celebrations in the Haugesund area of northern Rogaland fylke thanks to the Haugesund Today web site - and photos from the 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 celebrations!!
Norway's national TV -"NRK"- has a great 17. mai website, but only in Norwegian. Click on the different parts of the red map to see local pictures / web cams.
in Tysvær, Rogaland
With their San Francisco Troll tee-shirts on, Einar & PC Slogvik get ready for the celebration!
More northern Rogaland photos
2002 in Karmøy
The Slogvik & Ebne families prepare for the festivities at the Ebne home on Karmøy. (L to R: Einar, Ingrid, Sigrun, Kristin & Rotraud - photo taken by Kjell
Girls wearing Rogaland bunader - Jelsa type.
You are invited to visit our Slooper Monument Project pages for the Napa bautastein story
Previous 17th of May greetings: 1890 Visitors 5/15/03 to 5/16/08 Visitor since 5/16/08 update