Little pitchers . . .
Leading to: The highfalutin amusements
Here’s Gregory of the North, “reminding everyone that little ears ALWAYS are listening”: “My wife and I care for our grandchildren early in the morning, between the time their parents leave for work and when their school bus picks them up. Every morning, they spend their time watching cartoons on TV, playing computer games or making endless LEGO projects. Never have I thought they paid much attention to Grandpa, who, after all, spends most of the morning with the Pioneer Press.
Continue reading “There’s a new member of the household. “Her” name: Alexa. And “she,” too, has big ears!”
The Permanent Family Record
Tim Torkildson writes: “Subject: How my grandfather lost his farm.
Continue reading “Today: How my grandfather lost his farm in Vienna . . .”
And: In memoriam
Thursday email from Kathy S. of St. Paul: “William Kent Krueger writes books set in Minnesota. Most of them follow the character Cork (Corcoran) O’Connor, who is part Ojibwe and part Irish. Ojibwe words sometimes appear in the stories.
Continue reading “What this country has been needing, needs, will continue to need: ogichidaa.”
The vision thing
Mounds View Swede writes: “Jack Frost, artist extraordinaire, wishes all the Bulletin Board readers a Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Continue reading “Have a (cold, cold) heart!”
Life as we know it
Winter Blues Division — or: It happens every “spring”!
Ramblin’ Rose: “Subject: A Sure Cure for the Winter Blues.
“Pitchers and catchers report February 13th.
Continue reading “Finally! A Sure Cure for the Winter Blues.”
The Permanent Daughter-in-Lawly Record
Bright As Day reports “The Mailbox Incident”: “Meeting my father-in-law for the first time was a humiliating experience. Continue reading “Where did that mother of yours get her driver’s license? Kmart?”
Life as we know it
Including: There’s nothin’ like a simile! And: Everyone’s a (literary) critic! (responsorial)
IGHGrampa: “Subject: Post-Season Blues.
“Like Tim Torkildson [BB, 2/5/2018], I often find myself fighting off the post-holidays blues.
Continue reading “How to battle the midwinter blues: shop projects, cheerful music, writing poetry . . . and steering clear of the “dark past”!”