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Welcome to The Gold Coast where this episode celebrates The
Immigrant Spirit! The spirit that called the adventurous to
explore an uncharted country in search of their America. We
will see the preservation of their unique cultures, relive
their pursuit, experience their struggle and embrace their
Family of Japan
The story of the Kinoshita family is one of courage and perseverance
and is told in a video presentation by the fifth graders of
Kinoshita School. This Japanese American family was separated
during World War ll. and sent to a relocation camp at Heart
Mountain Wyoming. After the war the family was reunited and
successfully farmed here in The Capistrano valley for thirty-six
Today a portion of the land the family once farmed is the
location for an elementary school that bears their name. Shig
Kinoshita spends time at the school inspiring the students,
many the children of immigrants to dream high and apply the
lessons of the past to achieve a bright future.
The Kinoshita Family Project www.
Helena Modjeska of Poland
Helena Modjeska was a cultural pioneer, considered one of
the greatest actresses of her time. Already a famous actress
in her native Poland, she began her American stage career
in 1877 at the age of 36. Her career would span 30 years as
Helena crisscrossed the Country by train, the first woman
to ever have her own private railroad car. The mark she left
on the theatrical landscape was indelible. From the ships
that bore her name to Modjeska canyon whose winds whisper
her name to all who pass through. Perhaps the deepest impression
she left was in the hearts of those who had the privilege
to see her perform and considered it one of the most memorable
experiences of their lifetime.
When Catherine the Great proclaimed she would colonize the
West Coast of the Americas, Spain had been issued a challenge.
Today Russian Americans celebrate their heritage at The Russian
Heritage Festival at Mission San Juan Capistrano, the Jewel
of the Spanish Missions that may exist in part because of
Russia. Tune in for the complete story on this piece of history
and experience Russian Art, Music and Dance!
Family of Sweden
My grandfather Victor Walter Carlson was born on a small Island
off the Coast of Southern Sweden. The son of a blacksmith
and eldest of nine children, young Walter was raised in a
one-room house heated only by the blacksmith forge. In the
winter he would strap on leather blade skates
to cross the icy Baltic for supplies, traveling by boat in
the summer. As a young man Walter came to America with dreams
of the wild western wilderness, building one of the first
resorts on the shores of Big Bear Lake where friends and visitors
staged scenes of the romantic west as they had envisioned
it. Walter returned to Sweden at the age of thirty five with
his new model T and stories of grandeur, impressing seventeen
year old beauty Karin Johnson who left her family and beautiful
Swedish farm to follow him to America. Karin and Walter had
four children here in America, they both loved their native
Sweden but when they spoke of their love for their America,
it was always with tears in their eyes.
Tune in to learn about Swedish American traditions carried
on her along the Gold Coast. One such tradition is enjoying
Swedish Pancakes whether for breakfast, brunch or for a spur
of the moment dinner.
I am sure these pancakes will become a favorite regular treat
in your home! I believe these are much more than just pancakes.
They bring the family together. The little voices who once
called out "Mom will you please make Swedish Pancakes", become
adult voices still requesting their pancakes when in every
other way they are pulling away to find their independence,
thus providing special moments with teenagers at a time when
those moments can be fewer.
My daughter Jessica now makes them in her home for our grandchildren,
thus carrying on Swedish traditions. I hope you and your family
create memories together while enjoying these pancakes.
½ t vanilla
Whip Eggs with a wire whisk adding milk. Slowly sprinkle flour
while whisking into milk and egg mixture. Meanwhile melt butter
in a regular round skillet. Pour melted butter into the batter.
(Don't worry, this is not a cholesterol overdose as you don't
butter the pan and this amount of butter is divided by many
After you blend the melted butter into batter, Pour batter
into skillet that is on medium/high heat, to create a large
pancake that is thicker then a crepe and thinner than regular
pancake. When pancake is lightly browned underneath, flip
it. If you flip it too soon it will break, so be patient.
Slide pancake onto plate, spread with jam, roll up and sprinkle
with powdered sugar. Men seem to like them just flat with
syrup, (less fluff). Serve with fruit, and of course, coffee.
Artist Hyatt Moore / Wycliff Bible Translator
One of the most beautiful displays at the World Weaving Festival
featured the art of Hyatt Moore, who has compiled a book entitled,
"In the Image of God." This book is a collection
of the artwork of the Wycliff Bible Translators who through
their talents, have captured the face of the image of God
in the people of our world.
American Culture Preserved
ue Nunez takes us on a tour of Native American art as
she encourages the children to learn about and preserve
their individual heritage.
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