It’s A Bummer!

If you were planning to attend the July 8 community-wide church choir concert in the East Grand Forks Performing Arts Center, go ahead and make other plans for that night. The concert is a no-go because of a no-show of participants. “Unfortunately, we’ve decided to pull the plug on this event due to lack of…
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An Endearing Upset

Hey guys! The purple pansies are no worse for the wear. In fact, they look positively splendid this morning despite the earthquake they suffered yesterday afternoon. It probably registered 10 on their Richter Scale. Dumb me! Why didn’t I think to grab the instamatic during the recovery process? Ah yes – yesterday!   After our…
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I Lay Me Down, But Sleep Won’t Come

It’s 3:13 in the morning. I should have been sleeping at least four hours by now. My eyes are closed, but I can’t talk my brain into taking a break. A gentle, soothing breeze blows through the window above as I mull things over in my mind.   Company’s coming. There’s a patch of paint peeling…
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10 Marriage Tips

The people at Kristen’s Bridal Shop in Grand Forks tell me that June, July and August remain the most popular months for weddings. Whenever wedding season rolls around I always think about a wedding I went to some years ago that took place in Holy Family Catholic Church.   As soon as the minister started…
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Needed: More Mean Dads And Moms

Most of us who have children see them as priceless gifts. Being good fathers and mothers should be uppermost in our minds. Not our jobs. Not our material possessions.   A friend sent me a story after coming across it once again in his files. It’s so good, I cannot keep it to myself.  …
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