WORTHINGTON — I think we have to go to New Ulm these days to find a German restaurant. There once were more of them through the region — at least there were more restaurants operated by people with German origins.
The old story was that a man at a German restaurant complained to his waitress. “This chicken is nothing but skin and bones.”
“Ach,” said the waitress. “Das is nicht right. They didn’t bring the feathers.”
Adolf Hitler “is a real friend of the common man in Germany.” Adolf Hitler “has done more for the German people … than any past or present ruler in Europe.” Herr Hitler “walks quite democratically down the street, and men and women stop in their tasks to look, smile and shout the equivalent of ‘Hi there, Hitler!’”
If you are keeping a list, there is one more reason for drinking coffee or, at least, for having coffee close at hand. If you should be called to help with a horse brought down by encephalitis — sleeping sickness — you will need coffee.
“I came across something curious. I noticed a reference on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Web site to an incorporation filed on June 20, 1891 for ‘The Young Men’s Christian Association of Worthington.’
Jennie Covey, Nellie Stevens and Marguerite Wright probably will ride on a Turkey Day float for their class reunion. Jennie, Nellie and Marguerite are the Worthington High School Class of ’92 (1892). This year brings their 116th anniversary.
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