In preparation for our Brazilian exchange student, Pedro, we took Spence's mother to the Swiss Hall for the Swiss Independence Day celebration. We felt it would behoove us to get as much international flavor into our schedules as we could fit. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We sat with two lovely cousins. One who was born in Ferndale and now lives in Switzerland and the other was born in Switzerland and now lives in Ferndale. Their fathers were bakers in the Eel River Valley many, many years ago. The Swiss Hall really is a delightful place to hang out on a Sunday afternoon. All manner of Swiss/Italian, Swiss/German and Swiss/French people all sharing lunch followed by dancing to accordion music by Lindy Mantova. Lindy really is the Baron of the Beatrice Accordian. Watch the video:
Times Standard Story with Video
Kate: Hey, wait a minute, didn't you write about this LAST year?