Perhaps you will recall that, earlier this year, we brought you some pictures and captions sent to us (and never previously used) YEARS AGO, when Bulletin Board was a daily feature of the Pioneer Press.
Here are a few more — with others yet to come:
Contributor: Steven Mund of the East Side of St. Paul
Dates of pictures: 1950s
Date of contribution: Unknown
Continue reading “The little treasures (Volume 20)”
The great combbacks
Email from Donald: “Subject: Razor-sharp comeback.
“Steve, my barber, was telling me about a customer who, because of his thinning thatch, was requesting a reduction in the price he was charged: less hair = less work.
“Steve’s response: ‘I should increase the price, because I’m adding a finder’s fee.’”
Continue reading “When your hair is . . . let’s say thinning . . . shouldn’t the barber cut you a deal?”
KH of White Bear Lake reports: “Subject: Thistles.
“My dislike of thistles goes all the way back to childhood, when my siblings and I were instructed to walk our farm with the objective of plucking the thistle blossoms before they turned to seed. Later in life, they seemed bent on ruining our back-yard lawn.
Continue reading “Are you not seeing the beauty around you? Why do you think that is?”
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.
Continue reading “What did she discover after she discovered that they wouldn’t take Discover?”
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.
Continue reading “How to start your 101st year, when nobody (?) is listening!”