Our Birds, Ourselves (Ask Al B Division)
Elvis writes: “Subject: Strange coincidence.
“Elvis is spending time down in Wisconsin with his aged M&P. Usually there are a number of wild turkeys around. Sometimes there have been a couple flocks, or hens and poults, or toms strutting around looking for love. Continue reading “There hadn’t been any turkeys all winter — and then, suddenly . . .”
Month at a glance
We begin the month with our customary and traditional (so far) first-of-the-monthly report from The Stillwater Scouter:
“April is Frog Month and Poetry Month. The 14th-22nd observes National Park Week.
Continue reading “It’s still the First of April. No fooling!”
The Permanent Neighborly Record
Tim Torkildson writes: “Subject: The Terrible Antones.
“One spring morning, in the year 1962, Jimmy Antone was in a terrific butting mood. Something had got his goat, ruffled his feathers, waved a red flag, and he was rarin’ to start butting. This was his standard reaction whenever he got mad. I was there, and saw it — and narrowly missed being butted in the stomach myself.
“I have no idea what set Jimmy off. All I know is it wasn’t me.
Continue reading ““That Humphrey is so cheap, he wouldn’t pay a dime to see Christ ride a bicycle!””
It happens every spring . . . though in the rarest autumn!
Where We Live Division
Lola: “With the major-league baseball season starting, here is a reminder of how much fun it was and how good it felt when our Minnesota Twins won the 1987 World Series.
Continue reading “The glory of their time — when Kirby and Herbie, Bruno and the Rat, Sweet Music and Bert, Lauds and Lombo, Gags and Gladdy, Smalls and T.K. all ate the Breakfast of Champions!”
In the very early days of Bulletin Board (which began, by the way, 28 years ago yesterday, as Walt of Wayzata noted), Bright Spot of South St. Paul said that the wearing of a baseball cap backwards is “the universal symbol of a fool.”
We’ve thought of that observation a thousand times since, whenever we have seen someone other than a relative wearing his (or, or course, her) cap with the bill to the rear. Continue reading “What this country had been (or hadn’t been) needing (II)”