In the summer, a Norski might like to spend the day fishing for northern or menominee, then sit by the campfire playing a game of sheepshead, smear or cat and mouse, shooing away the sewing needles. In the winter, be sure to bring your favorite hot dish when you go to a covered-dish meal, especially if it contains lutefisk. Some people consider it a whoopensocker. Others think just the opposite. When it’s time to celebrate your cousin Joe’s golden birthday, he’ll probably want some German potato salad with a little schnittlauch and a few picnics, although he already has a tavern belly and should take it easy.

Communities where DARE conducted interviews:

  • Algoma
  • Antigo
  • Bayfield
  • Belmont
  • Burlington
  • Cottage Grove
  • Florence
  • Greenfield
  • Hustisford
  • Janesville
  • Jefferson
  • Jim Falls
  • Juneau
  • La Crosse
  • Lancaster
  • Manitowoc
  • Medary
  • Menomonee Falls
  • Milton
  • Necedah
  • New Berlin
  • Onalaska
  • Pepin
  • Polar
  • Portage
  • River Falls
  • Superior
  • Verona
  • Washington Island
  • Wautoma

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