The Daytrip

I don’t believe I’ve ever taken you on a day-trip with me. Last fall, I did write about our trip to Idaho, but that was seven times longer than a day-trip. Last week, my nephew, Jamie, and I retrieved an Oliver manure spreader from North Dakota, during a trip that took less than a day.…
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Project Flagpole

(a little project for this Spring) I love seeing the flag of the United States flown prominently in front of businesses and homes. I believe the American Legion can provide you with the rules for proper flag display but they are fairly simple; just treat the flag like you would any symbol for the greatest…
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Garage Sales

(summer/2008)   Summer means vacations and fishing to some, but to many the word summer is interchangeable with the phrase “garage sale.” It’s the season of the year to seek valuable information contained on garage sale signs before they are removed for the week-end. No one wants to purchase old plastic flowers or bent aluminum…
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Dog Gone Deb

Today’s column will end with an email and picture I recently received from my sister, Deb. First I have to give you some background to give the story context. Deb is the oldest of my siblings and has always looked after us. I would describe Deb’s matronly ways as part mother hen, part border collie…
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Loving/Hating Winter

This might sound strange but, winter will soon be over. Winter is the season that defines this area; ask someone about the weather in Minnesota and most likely they will mention the cold and not our brief, but lovely, summer. A January thaw brushed by us lightly this month and next month may be more…
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