Alumni Picnic, Washington, D.C. May 2008

Ken Kolson, 2006 scholar grantee to the University of Oulu and his wife Jane, hosted a Memorial Day picnic at their home in northern Virginia, in the outskirts of Washington, D.C.  They welcomed alumni of the Finnish Fulbright program living in the greater D.C. area, current grantees from Finland, and members of the Fulbright Center staff.  Conversation was lively with memories about Finland in abundance.  How to keep the Finnish experience alive was also a topic of discussion.  Fazer chocolate and Finnish licorice were evident on the buffet table alongside traditional picnic savories such as deviled eggs and Virginia ham biscuits.  Ken kept busy at the grill, having spent the previous several days on his homemade sima project.  It was delicious and very authentic!   In addition to flying in for the event, alumni bicycled and drove to the picnic, note the MUUMIT license plate.