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Very nice, Ingeborg.  You do wonderful work for our society also.


On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 11:41 PM, Ingeborg Ulfsdottyr
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> Kezia, Baroness Lonely Tower, today became a member of the Order of the
> Calon Cross.  Here is her scroll text:
>
> We greet you, woman, praise your name;
> How pleasant to the ear, how sweet it is to say!
> It would not deserve its fame,
> Had you not made it good and kind, as is your way.
> With quiet diligence and cheer
> For thirty years you've worked at small heroic things
> Such as the Twelfth Night tokens dear;
> You made three hundred cords of finger-braided strings.
> Or when a teacher failed to show
> at Lilies War to lead a class you'd hoped to take,
> Instead of just complaining, no,
> You taught related things for other students' sake.
> And here we'll mention one more work
> Though many are your services within this vein.
> A daunting task you do not shirk
> Is keeping husband and your people mostly sane.
> The Cross demands a guileless mind,
> And never glory have you sought, nor worldly fame,
> So We to Calon Cross now bind
> Our favored subject Kezia, to crowd's acclaim.
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> "I greet you, woman, praise your name;
> How pleasant to the ear, how sweet it is to say!
> It would not deserve its fame,
> Had you not made it good and kind, as is your way."
>
> Is from J.W. Thomas' Medieval German Lyric Verse; a translation of the
> first four lines of "S wol dir, wp, wie reine ein nam," by Reinmar der
> Alte, written between 1190 and 1210.
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> "The cross demands a guileless mind"
>
> Is from J.W. Thomas' Medieval German Lyric Verse; a translation of "Dem
> kriuze zimt wol reiner muot," by Hartmann von Aue, a poet of the late 12th
> century.
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> -Ingeborg
>