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

UPDATE: The winner is…Charlene Whitehouse!
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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 Ancestry.com 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!