A Really Dumb Question

I have a question, but first a preface: My husband, Jim, did a very smart thing when he ordered DVDs of old Dean Martin shows from the 1960s. We have thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed every minute of all five discs and have watched them more than once. It’s quite something to be able to view this wonderful…
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A Yesteryear Fourth

On June 24, 1910, the following story was on the front page of the Russell, N.D. Sentinel: “During the past week a number of the enterprising farmers of this vicinity have been building a race track north of the Soo yards, which will be used for the big races on the Fourth and for any…
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More Russell Sentinel Tidbits

In my last blog entry I told of my brother gleaning news as it appeared in the Russell, N.D. Sentinel newspaper in the early 1900s. I’d like to tell you more. It’s comical to see advertisements plopped in the middle of news stories. And their wording definitely brings a smile. Read below and you’ll see what I mean:  1. When…
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Reading The Russell Sentinel

I have just returned from a fabulous Fourth of July weekend at the family farm near Newburg, N.D. Every gathering, with its nieces and nephews and now grand nieces and nephews is so great you just don’t know how it could get any better. And then, by golly, the next time you get together its…
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Patriotism Is Not A Sin

I’d rather the wind always be at my back, but often that’s not the way she blows. Like today. I think it constantly changed directions and all 20 miles on the old Schwinn were pretty much against the currents. But, it made for a good work out. I do at times appreciate the wind. It makes me hear something dear to…
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