Hello, Chris...I appreciate your sending the information on Vasa Order. It
answered alot of my questions especially if there's any correlation to
Vaasa, Finland. I recall my aunt, who was a very active Lutheran Church
member, speaking of the Vasa Lodge. They had a wonderful time together. I
have such fond memories of Luther League. That was a youth group of junior
and high school students of the parish. We had wonderful fun together. The
most memorable function we performed was Christmas caroling in hospitals,
nursing homes and to shut ins. Those were the good ol' days. What a shame
the youth of today don't have this as a part of their youth. Maybe that was
a much simpler time? We also went on hay rides, bon fires, and served
coffee after church services. I was a Sunday school teacher during my high
school years. Oh....the good ol' days.......
Sharon in Mn.
----- Original Message -----
From: "chris troy" <christroy75(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 6:40 PM
Subject: [Sweden] Re:Vasa Order
Here's a URL for the Vasa Order's web site:
>From: "sharon sterle" <ssterle(a)uslink.net>
>Subject: [Sweden] Re: [Sweden] Värmland costume and or Väse parish
>Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 18:06:17 -0600
>Hi, Jean...I am interested in your email concerning the VASA Lodge.
>you be able to explain what this group's function is? The
>is that I've found my family back to 1545 in Finland, in a region called
>Vaasa. While it sounds similar, there is obvioiusly a spelling
>Is your lodge "VASA" initials for four words? It's
simply something that
>peaked my interest.
>Sharon in Mn.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jean Williams" <jeanw(a)netnet.net>
>Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2001 7:40 PM
>Subject: [Sweden] Värmland costume and or Väse parish
> > Our VASA Lodge is going to be having a Christmas party and we thought
> > would be nice to try and find out the traditional color and
> > costume for the areas our families came from. I have been
> > and to the library and can't seem to find much. If there is any one
> > Sweden on this list or any one else who knows, could you
> > where to find some info on this. Thank you very much. Jean
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