You want strength? You want dignity? You couldn’t do better than Henry (or Harmon, for that matter)!

In memoriam
Including: Thirty Nanoseconds of Fame

Zoo Lou of St. Paul: “Subject: Meeting Hank Aaron.

“Reading about the recent passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron took me back to May 30, 1974, and one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

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At 90 years old, she’s still alive and trekking . . . while counting her blessings.

Then & Now

Grandma Pat, “formerly of rural Roberts, Wisconsin”: “Fifteen years ago, when I was just 75, I had a 2-mile route that I regularly walked near my Wisconsin home. On that route, I could feel the wind on my face, hear the rustle of cottonwood leaves above me, and see bright green watercress in the clear water of a spring-fed stream.

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The little treasures (Volume 22)

More from our nearly inexhaustible supply of pictures and captions (if any) that never found space in the newspaper, back in the day:

kids on rock

Contributor: Mrs. James Holcomb of Marine on St. Croix

Date of picture: 1950

Date of contribution: Unknown

Caption: “Surviving the summer heat in 1950:

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Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf, the big bad wolf?

Now & Then
Or: Gee, our old La Salle ran great?

From Triple-the-Fun of Lakeville: “Last fall, my family took a stroll down memory lane when we went to visit my mom’s childhood home (which was a log cabin in the woods of northwestern Wisconsin). Mom has been gone for a few years, but her younger brother, my uncle, is alive and well, so he went along on our visit. He told us so many stories about growing up, many of which we’d heard before, but there were some unfamiliar ones, too. One in particular was rather stunning, so I thought it might be of interest to other BB’ers.

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