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Bob Lind, Published October 06 2013

Neighbors: What’s a pizelle? It’s similar to krumkake

The folks living at Touchmark, Fargo, got a chuckle last summer out of an item on the weekly activity schedule that said residents would be “making (and taste testing) pizelles.”

Joyce Holter, one of Touchmark’s residents, says everyone wondered what in the world a pizelle was.

Happily, the schedule went on to explain it was “a traditional Italian cookie similar to krumkake, but flat.”

Well, now all those Touchmark folks knew what it was, “because we are all familiar with krumkake,” Joyce says – even non-Scandinavians, apparently.

Thoughts of winter

Dave Zeller, Valley City, N.D., writes that he enjoyed a Neighbors item about the blizzard of 1966.

“I was the tender at Baldhill Dam (northwest of Valley City) during the ’50s and ’60s,” Dave writes. “We had a few big-time blizzards, including 1965, 1966 and 1969, as well as a sleet storm one spring when the farmers in Barnes and Cass counties went without Cass County Electric Co-op power for seven days.

“The county road hill at the dam as well as the access road to the dam was notorious for being blocked by snow.”

This being October, you might want to get your shovels out, neighbors, because winter, with possible blizzards, is just around the corner. And Neighbors will be relating more winter stories that, like snow, keep piling up.

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