Willkommen

Our wonderful neighbors / landlords were at the door with a gift.  I was not aware that this was a tradition in Germany.  It is not normal in Norway but I have seen this tradition in some circles in the US but not in the great state of Minnesota where I come from.

Salz und Brot

Wir wünschen Dir viel Glück und Frieden,
in Deiner neuen Häuslichkeit.
Gesundeheit sei Dir stets beschieden,
mit Dir zieh ‘ ein Zufriedenheit.

Dem Brauche folgend, dass zu Wänden,
die neu sind, gehört Salz und Brot,
nimm beides hin aus unseren Händen
dann bleibt der Schwelle fern die Not.

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