How he learned to be an atheist up at the Red Owl store in New Brighton . . . and then committed the perfect crime!

Gee, our old La Salle ran great!

Tim Torkildson remembers: “When I was little, my mother had to take my sisters and me shopping with her, because she didn’t trust babysitters. Continue reading “How he learned to be an atheist up at the Red Owl store in New Brighton . . . and then committed the perfect crime!”

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“Have you ever wondered how some REALLY RICH people spend their money?”

Fellow travelers

Great Grandma Paula writes: “Subject: How rich is REALLY RICH?

“Have you ever wondered how some REALLY RICH people spend their money?

“I found out in May of 2007. I went on a trip, with my sister, to Salt Lake City, Utah, to visit our cousin who had lived in Salt Lake City for many years. She showed us some of the wonderful highlights of the city and surrounding areas.

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This sewing machine was “Free” when it was born — and it was free when it was . . . reborn(e)!

Gee, our old La Salle ran great!

Bloomington Bird Lady: “Subject: A piece of my history just left.

“The City of Bloomington has an annual ‘curbside pickup’ every spring — and with a long list of what can and cannot be put out on one’s curb, piles start to grow. Feels good to get rid of unwanted and unused ‘stuff,’ and some piles contain really good and usable items. What we call ‘pickers,’ in their trucks and vans, start searching for goodies several days  ahead of the Saturday pickup. Fun to watch and see all the traffic on our quiet street.

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The Case of the Heat-Seeking Feline

Our pets, ourselves

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Cheesehead By Proxy, “back in Northern Minnesota”: “My cat Juno is a heat-seeker. She has learned that fresh-from-the-dryer laundry is toasty warm, and she especially likes the hammock effect inside my rolling cart. She’ll stay in there long after the items are freshly warmed.

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Keep your eyes open for sure signs of spring in the Northland. Here’s one!

NOTE TO READERS: We are going to take a week or so off, and will resume posting your stories and pictures next week. Keep ’em coming, please. And in the meantime, enjoy the spring; it’s finally here (and the mosquitoes aren’t, yet). Count our blessings!

Our theater of seasons
Or: Where we live

Dr. Chrysanthemum: “Subject: A sign of the times, April 22, 2018.

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“A man, wearing shorts, carrying an ice auger across Lake Johanna.”

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