How Do You Pick Your ‘Viking’ for Thanksgiving?

The Redlands Men’s Club held its 46th annual Redlands Viking Day on Sunday, May 20, at Bob Holcomb Park, and member Jim Lyngvild had some fun coming up with some ideas about which “Viking”…

How Do You Pick Your ‘Viking’ for Thanksgiving?

The Redlands Men’s Club held its 46th annual Redlands Viking Day on Sunday, May 20, at Bob Holcomb Park, and member Jim Lyngvild had some fun coming up with some ideas about which “Viking” men to look like. A photo gallery featuring the men is here.

Lyngvild has done this before, too, and here is how some local men responded last year.

Lyngvild’s mom, Bridget, was there to help “paint” men.

By “paint,” Lyngvild meant cut them out with a saw and lay them on a piece of black plastic sheeting. A line from the top of the plastic sheeting is provided to hold the carved heads.

“My goal is to make sure every face is cut out to look the way I want it to look,” Lyngvild said. “People can decide if they want my eye or one of the other faces to look in the direction of their head.”

Lyngvild lives in Redlands. He had big tips for that.

“To be fair, I’ve seen a couple of men who resemble me,” he said. “One of the things I like is they are all not working with foam heads, which you really don’t get a chance to really cut and shape your eyes and nose to your face.”

The Redlands Viking Day featured artist interpretations of the sagas of the Vikings.

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