Son — Do You Have To Be So Old?

We pulled into Grand Forks on May 28, 45 years ago, in a blizzard. It was the beginning of perhaps our most memorable Memorial Day weekend. Snow and wind aren’t the best greeters when you come to a new place. I prefer the Welcome Wagon people, but what can you do when your company transfers…
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How High’s The Water Mama?

I was singing Johnny Cash’s tune yesterday. You know the one where he asks, “How high’s the water mama? It was high then, but even higher this morning at 6:30. It stopped me in my tracks as overnight it had covered up a stretch of the bike path and spilled over into a little bog. But…
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Walking In Honor Of Life

I love success stories. Here’s one:   It started out a little drizzly, but raindrops didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 220 walkers who took part in the Women’s Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Life last Saturday (May 22) in downtown Grand Forks. You may recall reading about this event after it was posted here on May…
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Orchestras In The Air

I just figured out something. I know why we have such long and cold winters in these parts. It’s to make us appreciate springtime all the more.   People around here always are friendly, but even more so when the temperatures are balmy. Lately my two most lovely encounters have been at the gas pump…
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Bloom Where You’re Planted

The garden is in. Every seed gently deposited in a little furrow with tender loving care by my green garden-gloved hands. Now I can only hope that everything blooms where it was planted. That thought takes me back to Monday evening and the delightful few hours I spent in Hallock, Minn.   I was invited…
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