WORTHINGTON — You know about finding something to read in a dentist’s waiting room or about something folded into the weekend newspaper or about some tract that comes with the mail. You know nothing about what you are reading except for what is printed on the page before you.
I came on one of these things regarding licorice.
Ask people — nearly anyone — who were the earliest war veterans in Nobles County, southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa. Very many people will say, “Civil War veterans.” Surely there was a ton of these. Thousands of them.
A new waterfowl season is looming. I don’t hunt, but it is hard to live in Minnesota and not know when hunters are going for the ducks and geese.
Duck hunting brings to mind what is for me an odd sensation — I feel I know a man I never met. He is one of two area natives who merit attention just now.
After I thought about crayons — this was last week — I thought more about being back in school. I thought about sitting at our desks and singing. We did that. Teachers had pitch pipes, no guitars, no pianos.
I was talking with Bill Keitel, Bill of the Buffalo Billfold Co., one evening last fall. Bill has put together a patio in front of his Lake Street house; you can sit on the patio and look west over Lake Okabena. It is a wonderful place.
That sect with a Mormon root which insists on polygamy has been giving Texas law enforcement officials pains — and —
Texas law enforcement officials have been giving the polygamists pains.
No harm in that exchange, I think. We must hope no enduring harm is done the 450 children caught in crossfire.
In this year of Minnesota’s 150th anniversary, it seems fitting to note the land we occupy also was a land of polygamists in 150 years gone by.
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