Then & Now
The REF in White Bear Lake reports: “I recently got my hands on a Vikings game program from their 1963 season — mainly because it included an interview with my all-time-favorite player. (More on him in a later submission. A hint: He held the record of Most Tackles by a Rookie for 51 years until Harrison Smith topped him in 2012.) [Bulletin Board has a guess: Rip Hawkins?]
Continue reading “In the Vikings’ third season (55 years ago!), what did a reserved seat cost you?”
The Permanent Family Record
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “When my sister Nora and I were the last two at home, we decided maybe it was time to get Mom some matching dishes. She had started collecting Betty Crocker silverware in the Queen Bess pattern, and she seemed quite smitten with it. That matching silverware really needed something better to accompany it than those few surviving Movie Dish Night dishes from the ’30s that she blended in with the dish premiums from Red Owl and the A&P — plus the dishes she had started collecting from inside her oatmeal boxes.
Continue reading “Do you think Mom is ready for matching dishes? Do you think she’ll stop eating oatmeal?”
The Permanent Sisterly Record
Writes DebK of Rosemount: “As one of her retirement projects, Texas Sis has taken up painting. Continue reading “Turns out Texas Sis has some heretofore-unknown talent! Is that a bad thing?”
. . . the best State Fair in our state!
Gregory J. of Dayton’s Bluff: “Even though there are new things to see, do and eat every year at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, there are also those things that never change.
Continue reading “Our State Fair is the best state fair. Don’t miss it; don’t even be late! It’s dollars to doughnuts that our State Fair is . . .”
The Permanent Maternal Record
Or: Life (and death) as we know it
Little Sister writes: “A scrap torn from a newspaper marked the spot, just two chapters in, where she’d stopped reading. Continue reading ““Her makeshift bookmark fluttered to the floor — and along with it my breaking heart.””
The Perm’nent P’tern’l Record
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “My dad took pride in being a carpenter, and when he built his dream home, he went all out, adding every feature he had ever desired. It was a seven-year work-in-progress, and the living room and the kitchen were the first rooms finished. He paneled the living room in butternut and the kitchen in knotty cedar. He bought a scalloping tool and created some attractive scallop designs for the crown molding in each room. He was pleased with the result — and Dad was right: It was ‘bee-YOO-ti-ful.’
“He boasted to his pals about the ‘dandy scalps’ he had hanging in his newly paneled rooms. (Our dad talked fast, shedding syllables along the way.) He invited them to ‘Come on over and I’ll give you a tour,’ and come they did almost every Saturday morning.
Continue reading ““You boys need to come over to the house and see my dandy scalps! They’re bee-YOO-ti-ful.””
The Permanent Grandsonsly Record
Vertically Challenged: “Love this little video!
“Three of our grandsons were on vacation this week: Tanner, George and Aiden — these boys LOVE to make music, wherever they are and with whatever they have on hand . . . or foot!”
Now & Then
Tim Torkildson takes us back: “Subject: Escaping demographics.
Continue reading “Have sandals, make music!”