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Oct 27, 2006
A Tradition to Sip - The New York Times
To the Editor: I read ''A Pour. A Staredown. A Civilized Bonding.'' (Oct. 20) by Finn-Olaf Jones with heartfelt interest. As a Norwegian-American I can fondly relate to all the warm and wonderful tales of sharing aquavit on cold nights, special and not-so-special occasions. It is a clear mark of our Scandinavian culture and one that has little recognition (or at least I thought) in the United States. This article truly elicited some very pleasant memories. Next time I pour a glass I'll say ''skaal'' and honor the article's author and the beautiful culture that created such a lovely tradition.

Kari Schumacher
Sayville, N.Y.
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