National Geographic : 1953 Nov
688 Picnicking Fathers and Sons Take Annual Leave from Wives and Mothers One Monday Mr. Nygaard forsook his womenfolk and took off in his brother's motorboat (upper right) for the Big Boys' Picnic on Naudholmen, a rocky islet. There he and friends fished, sang, brewed coffee (lower right), and ate lunches packed by their loyal women, who were glad to get rid of them for the day. When a young man and his girl friend appeared, the bachelors-for-a-day indignantly turned them away. dal then had 4,501 people. Of that number, four were 95 and over, 12 between 90 and 95, 52 between 85 and 90, and 58 of 80 to 85. Mandal has contributed to the stream of Norwegian emigrants who like myself have sought fame and fortune, or just a new start, in America. Some have returned to their birthplace. Partly on this account, and partly because of America's world influence, every one in the town takes an interest in the United States. They know of the aid given through the Marshall Plan: appreciation is sincere. By invitation, I spoke to the local Rotary Club about Washington, D. C. Delivering my talk was not difficult, but answering the vol ley of questions taxed my knowledge.