Sunday, May 09, 2010


I may have linked to them singing this song before, but I know I have never seen these costumes. I would have remembered that.

These posts are becoming less and less ironic. I'm starting to like ABBA. Now I know why double agents have a hard time knowing exactly what side they're on. You tend to become what you pretend to be.


Gringo said...

While I never enriched their coffers by purchasing any of their music, I concur that ABBA did pop songs, and did them well. Good voices and good looking.

AVI: I made the re-acquaintance of a senior citizen NH Swede at a recent wedding in NE, and later wondered if she knew you. Small world and all that.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

If from Manchester-Concord, I'd give it about a 50-50 chance. No, probably less.

The other parts of the state, not so much. Unless she was from the Keene or Tamworth areas, having settled near either the Swedish Covenant or Swedish Lutheran camps.

We could have, in any event, identified people we both knew in under a minute.

Gringo said...

AVI: I'll have to check her maiden name, but she was from around Keene. Ironically, I was discussing with her and her husband the difficulty of doing genealogy with Swedes, given the name changes as son-of from generation to generation.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Genealogy is still good back to the early to mid 1800's. That was when the military (I think) insisted that people start taking more identifiable names. The Icelanders held on to the custom longer, I think.

At any rate, Keene would lead to either a Pilgrim Pines connection and Monadnock Covenant, or a Good Shepherd Lutheran connection.