GETTING BLUENOSED IN GREENLAND'S ROOST
The Ravens Roost
|In the summer of 1997, I was in Greenland for the fifth time. But this time I WAS BLUENOSED. |
As you properly have read, I have been doing work in Greenland for some time. But this year I was invited to an party at
The Ravens Roost.
I had a lot to do that day so I came a hour later then the rest of the guinea-pigs. That was a BIG mistake. When I arrived, some rather drunk people, with some blue paintings in their faces, where having fun, and the rest of the 109th were sitting having fun. So I went up to Thomas "Tom" S. Grugan, an asked what was what. Then I was informed, that since I did not attend to that normal times, I would get a special "Bluenose". I did not know what I should do, I was seated on a bar chair, and a big glass was placed in front of me. Then I realized what should happened:
I should drink the jar, which was filled with mixed liquor.
Then my face would be painted blue, but my
"Supreme Exalted Protentate of the Atric Region". (Tom)
After that I should go with the rest of the unite, to the local club "Klubben".
At "Klubben" I would have more fun, and get more drunk.
The last thing I should do......stay up for a very long time, and get the full effect of the alcohol.
When the list, was finished, and I had a hangover, I got a certificate. Now I am a Knight of the Blue Nose. I am not able to remember much from that evening.
|This is a picture, of where you sit up on stage, below the Jägermiester banner.|
|This is a story by Fred Reed. He was also BLUENOSED, but he came on time, and got the original thing.|
By Fred Reed Soldiering SONDERSTROM, Greenland
- High, barren hills of the arctic desert loom over this tiny half-American, half-Danish
|*Editor's Note: Aquavit = Schnapps in Greenland. |
Fred Reed, a Marine veteran,
is a syndicated columnist based
in Washington, D. C.
The Shreveport Times
September 14, 1989
- Written by Svend Gundestrup
- Category: Greenland
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