Category Archives: favorite things

HAPPY RETURNS

  I’ve never made a fuss about birthdays. Most years I hoped to slip on through before anyone noticed. This year I’ve received enough attention that I might as well just fess up and celebrate. (And that’s not to say … Continue reading

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SCRIPTERS

Somewhere between Nimble Thimble and Slide Rule, you will find the group photo of the Wilson High School club called Scripters in the 1956 yearbook. I do not appear because I was out sick the day they took the pictures, … Continue reading

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HARRIET SYLVIA

I was certain that Mom would make it to 100 and get the congratulatory letter from the President. She almost did. All her life she was fit and healthy. Beautiful into her nineties and always the fashionista. Just three years … Continue reading

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CIRCLE OF FIBER

  I returned last week to Northcroft, the sheep farm owned by Joanie and Dave Ellison just outside of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. I was last there on a wintry February day to witness and help (for what it was worth) … Continue reading

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THE SOURCE

“. . . a spring, fountain, that is the starting point of a stream . . . that from which something comes or develops . . . place of origin” – Webster’s New World Dictionary Many nights of my childhood … Continue reading

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HOT DISH

  The Lasagna Method in garden-ese reduces the amount of digging needed to start a new perennial or vegetable bed. In other words – you cover the old growth or sod with layers, wait, and plant. “Lasagna” is the name … Continue reading

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HERITAGE

I’ve been chasing after my past for as long as I can remember, hurtling ethereally backwards to catch a fleeting glimpse of what it meant to be me. All those ghosts I never knew, and a few I did, who … Continue reading

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MINNESOTA LIFE SCIENCE 101

You can bet you’re in Minnesota when the annual edition of the Adult Education Class schedule begins with the following first choice under the Food Category – “Follow the Bone – Deer Cutting.” Furthermore, it promises the basic skills of … Continue reading

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THE “CITIES”

This past weekend we went to my cousin Marlene son’s wedding in Bloomington, just south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.               Congratulations Ann and Cort! I sat next to Ellie, the Flower Girl – – A wonderful party! A trek to the … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER SONG

When I asked Cal how much longer he thought we could extend the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Fergus Falls, he optimistically ventured a guess about the first of October, but realistically cited the middle of September for the first frost. … Continue reading

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