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!”
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:
Continue reading “What did it take to land a job at the Spearmint factory?”
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.
Continue reading “Remembering, on Veterans Day: They also served . . .”
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.
Continue reading “Let’s time-travel back to the ’50s, in the “Halloween Capital of the World”!”
Democracy in America
First, The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “Subject: Election day.
“When we first moved to the suburbs, I made close friends with the lady across the street. As our families grew, our kids also became lifelong friends, but the memory that stands out during this election year is the ritual we performed each election day.
“Our husbands voted before they went to work, and we waited until the lines would be shorter before we loaded our preschool kids in her car and drove off to the local school to cast our votes.
Continue reading “When Kennedy and Nixon faced off, 60 years ago, these two suburban women looked their best to vote — for either one of them!”