Sixty-five years ago, these opposites attracted — and the attraction held!

Till death us do part

A timely note from Bloomington Bird Lady: “Subject: 65th Anniversary coming soon, June 24th.

“Birdman doesn’t know I’m writing this, so it should come as a surprise. Continue reading “Sixty-five years ago, these opposites attracted — and the attraction held!”

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How big was the Saturn V rocket? Big enough for an entire page!

Yellowed journalism

Gregory J. of Dayton’s Bluff: “The American space program was big news in the 1960s and received a lot of press coverage. I saved almost everything printed about it in the St. Paul Dispatch, which was the evening newspaper and the only one we got at our house. I recently came across my stash of old yellowed newspaper clippings and started going through them.

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“My father used to say: ‘My father used to say . . .’ I say: ‘My father used to say . . .'”

Know thy father! Know thyself!

Al B of Hartland: “The man’s prayer on ‘The Red Green Show’ went like this: ‘I’m a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.’

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Why does the little wren sing to beat the band? To say “Thank you”?

Our birds, ourselves

Twitty of Como: “In Brainerd a week ago, I sat at my sister’s dining-room table drinking coffee and chatting. As we chatted, I watched a wren coming and going from a birdhouse across the yard. A day or two later, she excitedly texted news that he’d selected the house for his nest.

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He was “sick and tired of waiting for the blankety-blank politicians to get their act together and open the blankety-blank bridge”!

Now & Then

The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “I read the article in today’s newspaper about the ribbon to be cut on August 2nd to open the St. Croix bridge. Continue reading “He was “sick and tired of waiting for the blankety-blank politicians to get their act together and open the blankety-blank bridge”!”

Did you know that baseballs float? San Francisco Giants fans do (know, that is).

 

Fellow travelers
Baseball Division

John in Highland: “My two baseball-loving sons took me to San Francisco recently to see the Twins play the Giants. I learned a lot about AT&T Park and its location on the bay. Although the locals rave about how nice the location is compared to Candlestick, night games are still very chilly, especially when the wind blows. The grandstand is situated to block winds from the west or north. Continue reading “Did you know that baseballs float? San Francisco Giants fans do (know, that is).”