The Manure Spreader of the Century? “Nearly 20,000 sold — not one returned.”

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Writes Sleepless from St. Paul (in Minneapolis): “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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“The wind is howling and kicking up dust . . . but the trees in the background are perfectly still.”

God (and/or the Devil) is in the details
Or: Only a __________ would notice!

Zoo Lou of St. Paul writes: “Subject: Do they think nobody wouldn’t notice? [Bulletin Board interjects: Don’t you mean “would notice”? Sorry; being a ___________, we couldn’t help but notice!]

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“It occurred to me that this had the potential for a Bulletin Board category: Show a series of photos, and explain your personal connection.”

My Life in Pictures

Sleepless from St. Paul (in Minneapolis): “The other day, I was listening to George Jones’s ‘The Grand Tour,’ and it occurred to me that this had the potential for a Bulletin Board category: Show a series of photos, and explain your personal connection.

“I am going to start with some historic images I have collected from my grade-school through college years. My presentation should be a bit less overwrought than George Jones’s, and I will try to keep the drama to a minimum.

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It was 1962. She loved her job. Why’d she quit?

Our times (responsorial)

In response to Kathy S. of St. Paul’s memoir about her career in Guy World, here’s  Birdwatcher in La Crescent: “Before women’s equality, back in 1962, I was working for a large insurance company that was located next to the first Target store, in Roseville.

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