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Norwegians, Morrocans et al.

November 30, 2009 - Karin Elton
It wasn’t too bad driving to and from Hendricks Saturday afternoon to take photos of the annual ice house parade for the Monday paper. I had one of my daughters with to keep me company. She said she liked going with me too.

It was a bit bizarre seeing pretty generic fish houses being pulled down Main Street with people lined up to honor them. Must be a Norwegian thing. An old Model T car or something along those lines was thrown in for good measure along with a fire truck with Santa in it.

My daughter and I stopped in the local bakery, Generations, where I bought her a doughnut and some lefse. The cashier looked familiar and I told her who I was and she said she recognized me also. She used to work at the Independent as a graphic artist.

Back in Marshall, we went to the Hindi Deli to buy some samosas for lunch. The owner, Ahmed Omar, was busy. In addition to his mother who cooks at the little restaurant inside his Hindi (grocery) Store, his sisters were visiting from Fargo, N.D., he said. They were all in the kitchen. Two neighboring businessowners, the guy who owns Palmer Tattoos, and the Moroccan guy who owns Marshall Tobacco, were in the store buying food to take out. The Palmer Tattoo guy is easy to spot — he has the word “FAMILY” tattooed on the back of his shaved head in addition to other tats.

I think I go to the Hindi Deli for the atmosphere as well as the food. I miss living in a bigger city where there is a variety of people.


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