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* A Bad Day for Grasshoppers*
By Sharon Ojanpa Mackey, FHM reporter
Before the last ice age, St Urho came to Finland to save the grape crop. Perhaps the country had a much milder climate than today. No matter. What is important is that the grasshoppers were much bigger than the ones we see now, and they threatened to destroy all the grapes. St. Urho’s loud voice and sharp pitchfork drove all the grasshoppers out of Finland. Today, March 16th is traditionally celebrated as St. Urho’s Day.
The Finnish Heritage Museum’s monthly meeting was held on March 9, 2015, in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In honor of St. Urho, several people wore green and purple. The evening started out normal enough, with members all enjoying a taste of mojakka before the start of business. A pot of mojakka was made by Anne Pohto, a second pot by Janine LaBounty, and a third one by Dennis Mackey. No one knows what went into these pots, but everyone had at least one cupful.