We Talk About Time

to Gisli Tryggvi

Gisli Tryggvi,

I gave the students your very nice message and showed them where you live in the map. Wendie said, "It is too far to walk there." She is right!

I told them that it was not 9 o'clock in Iceland like it was for us in Delmar. They took there little carboard clocks and moved the hands to tell me what time is was in your country. They are writing to tell you about this.

Warm hugs,
Patti


January 6, 1997

Dear Gisli Tryggvi,

Thank you for your letter. We know what time it is where you live in Iceland. It is 2 o'clock. It is 9:00 o'clock where I live in Maryland.

Your friend,
Less


January 6, 1997

Dear Gisli Tryggvi,

It's 9 o'clock here in Delmar but it is not in Iceland. In Iceland it is 2 o'clock. I counted 5 hours ahead of us.

Your friend,
Erika Penn


January 6, 1997

Dear Gisli Tryggvi,

It is 9 o'clock in Delmr but it is 2 o'clock in Iceland. Is it dark in Iceland at 2 o'clock? It is not dark here now.

Your friend,
Billy


January 6, 1997

Dear Gisli Tryggvi,

Hi gisli Tryggvi It's nine o'clock in Delmar but it is two o' clock in Iceland. We moved our clocks ahead by 5 hours.

Your friend,
Wendie Seward


January 6, 1997

Dear Gisli Tryggvi,

It is two o'clock in Iceland and nine o'clock in Delmar. Thank you for telling us about your money. Do you have 25 pieces like we do?

Your friend,
Shontale


Dear Patti,

your little grandson should have been gone to sleep by now but he is waiting that I read him a story so he answered, had far to much to say;-) Sorry I lack words to translate all the creatures on the 13th festival he was at but I hope you all get the glimps.

Kr kve_ja Lra


Dear friends,

I gave the students your very nice message and showed them where you live in the map. Wendie said, "It is too far to walk there." She is right!

It is very long to walk but you can't walk over the sea. I have once flew to Orlando in Florida and it took almost 8 hours with jet.

You where all very clever calculating the time difference.

Shontale said:

"It is two o'clock in Iceland and nine o'clock in Delmar. Thank you for telling us about your money. Do you have 25 pieces like we do?"

No we don't have a 25 piece like you do.

I want to tell you what I did tonight. Today is the thirteenth of X-mas, that means the last day of X-mas and the last Santa Claus leave for the mountains. I went to big fire, there was the last Santa, big fairies, trolls, little devils with tails. The fairyking sang so beautiful, it was a boy who is probably 13 years old. Then the churchchoir sang fairysongs such as "St__ _g t _ tunglslj_si" (I stood in the moonlight). That is a song about the fairies moving to a new home on the 13th. The fire was about 3 meters high, do you know how high that is?

We have 13 Santas and they don't dress in red. The first comes 13 days before X-mas, do you know what day in December that one comes? The last comes the night before 24th. That is the one that steals candles, his name is Kertasn_kir. All of them do something. Young kids put their shoe in the window before the night the first one comes, then they give you something in the shoe during night. You put a sock at your fireplace, I have seen that in the movies. Is that right?

Can you calculate how much two dollars costs for us in Icelandic kr_nur? You can buy one for 70 kr_nur?

You say that when your clock is 9 then mine is 2 does that mean that I live in your future?

I have to go to sleep, it is first day of school tomorrow, g__a n_tt!

G_sli Tryggvi


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