The kindness of strangers
Full Heart and Hands Full: “Many years ago, our family ventured forth on Black Friday to start our Christmas shopping at a local mall.
“After a productive morning of finding great bargains, my husband, our 3-year-old daughter and I were ready to take a break for lunch.
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The Permanent Paternal Record
And: Keeping your ears open
Rusty of St. Paul: “A friend of mine turned 100 on Friday the 13th. He is my friend because his son, whom I went to high school with, is one of my best friends.
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Ask a silly question . . .
Bill of the river lake: “Subject: Easy job interview.
“The other day, a friend of mine remembered that many years ago,
he had a job interview to work at Wrigley’s Spearmint factory.
“His interview was very brief, as the only question asked of him was:
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The Permanent Family Record
EMD from the Saintly City: “This is a photo published (circa 1943) in the St. Paul paper of my grandmother, Margaret (Ruddy) DeLay, writing to her six sons, who were serving during World War II. Left to right: Harold, Bernard, Paul, Gene, Jay, John.
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Then & Now
Then, Booklady: “With Halloween celebrations severely curtailed this year, I retreated to my memories of growing up in the ‘Halloween Capital of the World,’ Anoka.
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