Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hot dogs for Olav and Martha of Norway

April 29, 1939

The AP reports today that hot dogs and potato salad were on the menu at the Hyde Park home of President and Mrs. Roosevelt, who are hosting the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway. The picnic took place at the President's new "field stone and framed Dutch Colonial bungalow," which is about three miles from the Roosevelt estate. Approximately forty guests, including the President's family, found a "festive board piled high with hot and cold American and Scandinavian dishes."

The Norwegian Crown Prince and Crown Princess are not the only Scandinavian royals in the US today. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark are also in New York, but in New York City. Today the Danish couple were the guests of honor at a luncheon hosted by the Danish Minister at Rockefeller Center. In the afternoon, the Crown Prince paid an informal visit to the Danish Pavilion at the World's Fair, which he will formally open on Tuesday. Crown Princess Ingrid, who was accompanied Countess Reventlow, visited several Fifth Avenue shops. Tomorrow, the Danish couple will board a United States government boat at 70th Street and the Hudson River, where they will travel to Hyde Park as the guests of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, reports the New York Times.

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