A Visit with a Dear Neighbourhood Friend: LEFSE
Here is Marg proudly holding her perfect Lefse. Marg Kline and her older sister, Chris, grew up on their family farm close to my dad’s childhood farm near Bengough, Saskatchewan. Interestingly, and completely by coincidence, years later, Chris lived down the street from us, and Marg moved to Red Deer, too! Both sisters and their husbands were close friends to my parents for the rest of their lives. Sadly, Marg died earlier this year, quite quickly.
She offered to teach me how to make it this year. She and Don have done it together every year for as long as she can remember and I got a very detailed lesson on how they did it. But, it was still, very clearly, the kind of lesson that you could really only learn by doing it together. I feel so blessed to have had this experience, and to have been a part of this proud sharing by Marg and Don as they went through the motions of the making for me.