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The Working Mom - Boys Will Be Boys


By Tammy Danielson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Columnists

When I first started writing this column five years ago, I referred to my husband a few times in my own style of wife humor. However, while I was busting a gut laughing, he found my stories less than humorous and also found out very quickly how many people read this column. With that knowledge, he asked me to not write about him anymore. What?! That is some of my best stuff! Between him asking me not to include him in my articles and my son growing up and able to read and also asking me to not write about him, my best story material has been silenced. So, I decided I could “generalize” comments about men and women without being too specific and still have a great column (I hope).

Despite the fact that men and women can be talking about the same thing but start at a different angle and end up with different take on a conversation, there is one conversation lately that we all understood. My in-laws recently invited family members for a grill out one evening. It was one of the first warm nights in May with no breeze and gave a glimpse of the summer to come. My retired father-in-law was grilling burgers and the rest of us were enjoying talking, catching up, and watching my great-niece Bryndle---it was a nice time. What surprised us and brought great emotion was a gift my father-in-law to my husband. It was a gun that he held dear for over 40 years and decided to gift to his son. At this time in his life, my father-in-law also has plans to give heirloom gifts to his other children as well.

The feeling of that moment was felt by all of us there and just goes to show that men and women CAN come together with a common understanding, despite the fact that a well-known book claims we are from different planets. But the real question is…will I ever write about my husband again? Sure I will, but let’s keep that between me and you. ssshhhh.



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Fountain City Council hears recommendations for WWTP

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on Thursday, May 1, at 6 p.m. instead of the normal 7:30 p.m. in order to accommodate guests whom they hoped had answers the council has been looking for in relation to problems with the wastewater treatment plant. Al ..... 
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Cities of Fountain and Ostrander announce addition of four AEDs

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Health & Wellness

The City of Fountain and Ostrander, in partnership with Fillmore County AED Collaborative, is pleased to announce the addition of four Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) to our area. This addition will allow our communities to have life-saving c ..... 
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Fillmore Central to upgrade parking lots

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The parking lots at both the high school in Harmony and the elementary school in Preston will soon be completely renovated. During the school board meeting on April 22, board member Craig Britton showed the board a diagram of the Preston site with th ..... 
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Birth Announcement: Cohen Joshua Vold

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Social Scenes

Nick and Jennah Vold, along with big brother Landon, of Fountain, Minn., are proud to announce the arrival of their baby boy, Cohen Joshua. Cohen was born Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Methodist Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 21 1/4 inches ..... 
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Fountain City Council approves Structure Lease Agreement

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council met on the evening of Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with all council members present as well as City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Police Chief Tom Mosher. Consent agenda items approved included the minutes from the March ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board changes snow day policy

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Due to the harsh winter and many snow days that came with it, the Fillmore Central School Board discussed the current policy in regards to make-up days. The current policy states the first snow day is forgiven, and after that the district must ma ..... 
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Willis “Willie” J. Cambern

Thu, Mar 20th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Willis “Willie” J. Cambern, 73, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Willie was born June 28, 1940 in Preston to Daniel & Evelyn (Smith) Cambern. He attended school in Preston, where h ..... 
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Fillmore Central to move forward with facility projects

Fri, Mar 14th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to pass a resolution to issue bonds for projects at both the Preston and Harmony sites. The district is going to finance approximately $4,660,000 in projects with no increase in ..... 
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