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Happy Leif Erickson Day! (Puzzle Contest)
Saturday, October 9th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is…Charlene Whitehouse!

What? You didn’t know it was a thing? Neither did I, but when you do a search on holidays when you don’t want to think too hard about what you’re going to blog about… Well, Leif Erickson Day seemed like a GREAT IDEA!

Who was Leif? A Viking! An explorer! He’s credited with bringing the first colonists to North America around 1000 A.D. Who celebrates his day? Some folks in the U.S., Canada, and in Nordic communities. Since I’m 8% Norwegian (as verified through my profile!) I have an excuse for my long fascination with Vikings! Remember this book?

ConquestsClick on the cover!

Yeah, so how should you celebrate Leif Erickson Day? Why not emulate the man? Be bold today! Be adventurous! Have some mead with your dinner tonight and toast the brave explorer!

Puzzle Contest

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift car, I want you to think for just a moment about what might be different about our lives now if Leif Erickson had been the “Big Discoverer” of America as opposed to Christopher Columbus. FUNNY ANSWERS APPRECIATED!

15 comments to “Happy Leif Erickson Day! (Puzzle Contest)”

  1. Charlene Whitehouse
    · October 9th, 2021 at 8:40 am · Link

    We would probably have people who are not afraid to work hard for what they want. More families working together and spending more time with each other. Not self absorbed in them self.

  2. Debbie
    · October 9th, 2021 at 8:56 am · Link

    Eating more fish or smoked herring

  3. Pansy Petal
    · October 9th, 2021 at 10:23 am · Link

    Who knew? But . . . I tend to focus more on Columbus Day, but then, I was born on that day so Yeah! I celebrate that day with a bit more than mead or wine than most. ;D However, to answer your question about it Leif Ericson got the greater credit than Columbus for this country, I don’t know. We maybe we’d be a bit rougher around the edges, less civilized. Wait! The population seems to be regressing the Viking mentality of raping, pillaging, and taking what they want so maybe they are slowly gaining prominence here. 😛

  4. Debra Guyette
    · October 9th, 2021 at 11:07 am · Link

    I would not speak English and I would have different colored hair.

  5. Colleen C.
    · October 9th, 2021 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Wow that would be interesting… different culture, beliefs, eating habits… gee think of the names, everyone would be so and so’s son or daughter.

  6. Mary Preston
    · October 9th, 2021 at 4:18 pm · Link

    3:37 – my ancestors would be American, if they settled, and not Danish Vikings.

  7. Mary McCoy
    · October 9th, 2021 at 4:51 pm · Link

    More blondes and gingers, and less name variety.

  8. Alison Rush
    · October 9th, 2021 at 5:10 pm · Link


  9. flchen1
    · October 9th, 2021 at 5:12 pm · Link


    We’d be celebrating Leif Erickson day and wondering why the bank and post office are closed that day when we want to deposit our plunder and transport our loot!

  10. Jennifer Beyer
    · October 9th, 2021 at 6:55 pm · Link

    Our national anthem would sound like this… Sabaton isn’t my favorite but I love the Vikings show!

  11. Delaine McLafferty
    · October 10th, 2021 at 12:15 pm · Link

    I would be hoping that we would be a stronger country, where we strive to be the best, bringing every person along with us no matter what their nationality is. One for all and all for one.

  12. ButtonsMom2003
    · October 11th, 2021 at 2:53 pm · Link

    3:59 We’d probably have a lot more natural blondes. 🙂

  13. bn100
    · October 11th, 2021 at 4:24 pm · Link

    more seafood

  14. Diana Cosby
    · October 17th, 2021 at 1:36 pm · Link

    If Leif Erickson had been the “Big Discoverer” of America we would a lot more Viking names.

  15. Delilah
    · October 19th, 2021 at 5:04 am · Link

    LOL. Yeah, I was thinking about pickled herring, too!

    Whoduthunk so many people would love to celebrate Leif’s day? Thanks for playing!

    The winner of the gift card is Charlene Whitehouse!

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