Category Archives: In Memorium

BUNNY LOVE

  My kindergarten teacher mother had a favorite book which she would read to her group of five-year-olds each year. And to me. Repeatedly. And so I grew up physically imbued and psychologically branded by the tale of “The Velveteen … Continue reading

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GROUP HUG

  When I was growing up in Long Beach, California one of the landmark buildings was the Pacific Coast Club which resembled a medieval castle, high on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Built as a private club with dining and … Continue reading

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

  A few years ago, when we were still living in California, T.M. (Bob) connected up with his cousin Dennis. They were the same age and had participated in some coming of age hi-jinx during the summers that my husband … Continue reading

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ODE TO ODIN

  “With the mild winter we had, everything got started earlier including the growth of the fungi,” said Keith Stafford, Fergus Falls city forester. My heart plummeted and I have been fretful all day since reading those words in the … Continue reading

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Belated!  I missed it! I intended to write about our first year and celebrate the occasion, but somehow, we thought it was May 29th and it was actually May 22nd. I looked at my old year’s calendar and … Continue reading

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IN THE GENES

  Grandma Marie always lived with us when I was growing up and so consequently I was the little girl who resided in the fairy tale cottage on Coronado Avenue in Long Beach, California. It was a small white house, … Continue reading

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WHAT CAN’T BE REPLACED

When Kristen Daum, the Fargo Forum reporter, came to Aunt Lil’s in Hickson, North Dakota last week, we didn’t know what to expect.  My cousins – Debbie, Ross and Curt were there, along with Aunt Lil. Kristen  had surprised us … Continue reading

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PLEASE PAY ATTENTION!

  There may be wars and threats of wars in our greater world, odious politicians yapping for special interests across our continent, inner city crime and rising gas prices, zero growth jobs, jobs, jobs, hunger and cancer – but all … Continue reading

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MARYANNE

My cousin Maryanne and I were born the same year although she preceded me by a few months into this world. The first time we were together she taught me many things. I believe we were about four. My first … Continue reading

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HOME SWEET HOME

Curley is home.  What a tale he might tell of his adventures.  We are left to only speculate, but he certainly captured the imagination of untold numbers of his community this past month, as well as  the world beyond.  We … Continue reading

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