The best State Fair in our state!
Ramblin’ Rose writes: “Subject: Food, Glorious Food. [Bulletin Board sings along: Hot Corn Dog With Mustard!]
“In case there was any doubt at all, the State Fair is here. The news anchors and radio personalities seem positively giddy about the prospect of broadcasting for 12 days with a live audience. History shows that even 90-degree heat and humidity won’t wilt their smiles as they showcase blue-ribbon winners and gush over baby animals. And, of course, they have to sample the new foods.
Continue reading “Step right up, for your “potentially gut-churning pickled, spiced, sauced, cheese-covered, and deep-fried whatever”!”
Reports Chris, “formerly of Falcon Heights, now from beautiful White Bear Lake”: “Got my nerves tested when I took my four grandsons to the driving range.
Continue reading “Four boys at a driving range, swinging as hard as they can. What could possibly go wrong?”
The Permanent Fatherly/Sonly Record
The Divine Mum of Crocus Hill has sent us this update, from her husband: “Subject: Little League Coach’s Diary, Vol. VII, Ch. 1.
“‘I felt what I almost always feel when I am watching a ballgame: Just for those two or three hours, there is really no place I would rather be.’ — Roger Angell, writing in ‘The Summer Game.’ [Bulletin Board can’t help but interject: These days, the great Mr. Angell would have to write “Just for those three or four hours. . . .”]
Continue reading “After all of the games over all of the years, there has to be a final game. Alas.”
Then & Now
The Astronomer of Nininger: “Subject: My Old Chevy.
“Reminiscing about older cars is something we all do. We think about the ones we had years ago. If we could go back in those cars, we could go back in our lives, relive the good times and be someone else. Memories are a distinct part of those kinds of cars.
Continue reading “What do you own that makes no sense to own?”
The Permanent Sisterly Record
The Gram With a Thousand Rules: “My two oldest sisters were tap dancers, while my boisterous middle sister was a baton twirler for her high-school band.
Continue reading “Hitler was in for a rude greeting if he’d ever come to their house!”
Chris Valenty: “Here are some photos, taken by Milo Casey, that ran in the Forest Lake Times in 1969. I am the young boy pointing at the moon.”
Continue reading “Half a century on, that “one small step” still looms large in our memories!”
The Permanent Family Record
Including: Know thyselves!
DebK of Rosemount: “There being no farm visits on the calendar last week, my college friend KK and I did some visiting ourselves — making a road trip to the Willa Cather sites in Red Cloud, Nebraska, which turns out to be a lot closer to Kansas than either of us realized.
Continue reading “When her branch of the family blew in unannounced, they came bearing something warm from the oven!”