What is the true magic of the Minnesota State Fair? Misery loves company? (Just joking, folks!)

The best State Fair in our state! (cont.)

Grammi With No Rules: “Subject: My Fair share.

“I am another one of the daughters of a frequent contributor to the Bulletin Board whose moniker is The Gram With a Thousand Rules. I enjoy reading Mom’s renditions of our family’s stories.

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Way back in ’83, 20 bucks was a pretty penny for an old-timey picture!

The best State Fair in our state! (responsorial)

Cheesehead By Proxy, “back in Northern Minnesota”: “Subject: State Fair ‘Old Time’ photo.

“I enjoyed reading the recent stories from the family that ran a booth at the State Fair’s Heritage Square. I’m old enough to remember when that was a teen area during the 1960s! But I digress.

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Memories of Heritage Square: They can’t take those away from her!

The best State Fair in our state!

The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Subject: Memories of Heritage Square.

“Hey! No fair! When August rolls around, it’s time to start thinking about going to the State Fair. Sadly, this year, we have only the memories of our favorite places at The Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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“It never occurred to me that Grandma might not have been as interested in pedal-pushers, box-pleated skirts, and Peter Pan collars as I was — or as she pretended to be.”

Now & Then
And: The Permanent Grandmotherly/Granddaughterly Record

DebK of Rosemount: “Cousin Linda has just been consoling me on the death of one of my favorite e-tailers, another victim of the COVID shutdown. By way of commiserating, she mentioned her own grief at the passing of mail-order catalogs — especially the Spiegel catalog, which introduced to the farmsteads of Northwest Iowa the cosmopolitan possibilities of Chicago and other faraway places with bright lights and tall buildings.

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Mahtomedi woman has a confession to make: She’s neither Irish nor Catholic!

The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Cee Cee of Mahtomedi reports: “Had a B-M today.

“I know I probably should have heard of this before — but not being Irish or Catholic, maybe I can be forgiven. [Bulletin Board wisecracks: There’s no forgiving anyone who’s neither Irish nor Catholic! No need to, either!]

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