It was a saying that my mother used...
If you used your fancy china, your best silver, and your finest linens,
it was 'fit for the King of Norway.'
Earlier this week I received a phone call asking me if I remembered a certain foreign exchange student from Norway...and before she got the whole question out, I said "Lisbeth!"
"Yes, of course, I remember her!"
Well, she is coming for her 20 year class reunion and she wants to see me!
We had a special teacher/student connection then...in 1989-1990...
She occasionally had dinner with our family, in fact, she remembered staying with us for a weekend when her host family had to be away.
Well...today, a visit from Lisbeth, to me, was far better that any visit from the King of Norway!
She was a darling girl, and has matured into a delightful young woman.
We visited for hours...
about the classes she had with me, about family,
about Norway, about Aberdeen,
about traditions, about life.
We had a wonderful afternoon...
...definately, a summer highlight.