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Sometimes I get yelled at


Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Monday, November 13, 2000

I think that most of us have heard stories about the absent minded professor. Well, I am not now nor have I ever been a professor, but I am and always have been absent minded. In my case, being absent minded is like never being at home when someone is knocking at the door. My mind wanders from subject to subject but never seems to focus on the matter at hand.

Back when I was in the fifth grade, Sister Lavinia could never seem to get my attention. She said that I was always daydreaming and that she had a remedy for it. She instructed the girl behind me to poke me between the shoulder blades when I seemed to be drifting off. I was still black and blue when I reached the eighth grade.

When I was in high school my gym class was marched out to the athletic field and I was forced to play softball. I was placed at first base and told that if the ball should come my way, I should catch it and put the runner out. I stood there for a while and then since not much was happening, I struck up a conversation with a girl that was sitting on the sidelines. I was just getting to know her when someone ran into me and knocked me down. The guys on the team started to yell at me and the girl wanted to know how I could be so dumb.

One day back in 1954, I was flying a small airplane and going nowhere in particular; I was just flying for the fun of it. I was thinking of the flying Aces of World War One and dreamed that I was flying with them in a Sopwith Camel. I had just finished a dogfight when I happened to look down and noticed that I was about to fly over a large lake. That lake got my immediate attention because there are no large lakes in southeastern Minnesota. I turned around and was trying to figure out where in the air I was when the airplane had had enough and the engine quit. I was out of gas! The airplane usually requires that someone be at the controls before it takes off but once it is in the air, it is quite capable of coming down on its own. The airplane and I landed in some farmer’s corn field. The farmer came out in his pickup and began yelling and calling me names. He also made me pay for the corn that I knocked down.

It was on a Saturday morning in 1956 and I was going to be married at 10:00 a.m. Have you ever had the feeling that there was something that you were suppose to do or have done but you just couldn’t remember what? Well, I got married and everything was fine until the priest asked .....
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A Harry Potter party

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Monday, October 23, 2000

Harry Potter has worked magic in Fillmore County, enticing both children and adults to become passionate readers. And I, too, have become a Harry Potter fan. In fact, as each new book was released I had to bargain with ..... 
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Through the Years

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Monday, December 4, 2000

Times have gradually changed throughout the years. Even though I have only been living for 17 years, I have seen a lot of changes. I can’t even imagine how much has changed for my parents, not to mention my grandparent ..... 
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The Underground

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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Monday, November 27, 2000

Earth
Day after day
Wave after wave
Where are you going? Where are you going?
Earth wounded by so many wandering men!
Earth fertilized by the bodies of so many.
But the earth is us,
We' ..... 
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The Living Museum:

Sun, Dec 3rd, 2000
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A Historical OverviewBy John LevellMonday, November 13, 2000

So just where in southeastern Minnesota can one experience balmy 80 degree temperatures while viewing exotic tropical wildlife right through those long, cold an ..... 
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Rushford Library looking at expansion

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Monday, November 20

To build or to remodel? That is the question a Library Taskforce has been considering for the past couple months in the city of Rushford.

The existing public library in the Tew Building, located near Rushford’s cent ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court Report

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Recent misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor dispositions

• Driver-Open Bottle/Allow Open Bottle - Thomas Ellis Douty, 27, Rose Creek, WI. Sentenced November 7, 2000, fined $190.

• Issue Worthless Check (2 counts) - Sheryl A. Qualy, L ..... 
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NORSTAD CONSTRUCTION

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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New Homes • Remodeling • Additions
Poured Basement Walls • Driveways • Retaining Walls
Agriculture • Horse Barns • Riding Arenas


Fill, Sand, Black Dirt, Landscaping, Lite Excavation


We offer a plan service ..... 
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Our Gift Shop

Sun, Nov 26th, 2000
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Features:
Locally made Amish Quilts, Dolls, Baskets & Furniture
Amish Pantry Spices, Mustards, Bread Mixes & Soups
Beaumont Brothers Pottery
Fall Pumpkins, Apples & Scarecrows
Tapestry Wallhangings
Bell Pul ..... 
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