Friday, December 14, 2007

Final post

I'm writing this on my last day as editor of Lögberg-Heimskringla, just to say goodbye and to add a photo that many people have asked me to publish in L-H. That fact that it's a photo of my daughter in no way influences my decision...

Little Fiona Kristjana was born during the first day of the Icelandic National League Convention this year in Winnipeg, April 27. It was an exciting and long night for Bronwen and me — in fact we thought the baby would be born on the 26th but it didn't work out that way. Anyway, for the rest of the weekend, I went back and forth between the Fort Garry Hotel where the convention was in full swing so I could cover it for L-H (and moderate a discussion panel I had put together) and the St. Boniface Hospital, where Fiona had been born and Bronwen was recuperating. Some people at the convention started calling Fiona (as yet unnamed) "the INL baby." About 300 people every day were asking what we were going to name her.

Anyway, Fiona has grown up bright and healthy so far, and for Hallowe'en, Bronwen and I decided to have a little fun with the Nordic side of Fiona's heritage. Fiona seemed to get a kick out of it too, if the photo is anything to go by. Maybe next year we can take inspiration for a costume from Bronwen's Celtic/Scottish background...

Anyway, it has been an honour to serve as editor of L-H. I won't belabour the history (and if you're a subscriber, you've heard this from me already). I hope you enjoy this "parting shot."

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