Memories come rushing back as I sit in the waiting room while my son, Ian, gets his wisdom teeth removed. “The Price is Right” is on the television (of course), my nerves are jangling (I just signed the consent form with all those scary possibilities) and I can’t help but recollect when I got my wisdom teeth out, 32 years ago. No, I don’t recall the details, but I do remember the pain. And the name of my doctor. “Shock” is a hard last name to forget.
So last week I told you about my woeful sewing skills. And about the fact that I’m an optimist. This is part two of that sewing/optimism saga.
Summer is a time for thunderstorms. At least it is here on the prairie. We get these hot, humid days and oftentimes thunderstorms arise as a result. Not too surprising. Not exactly memorable.
WORTHINGTON — Better Together, a local food packing event taking place in Worthington on the 25th of this month, is looking for more volunteers to sign up during packing shifts. All three shifts are in need of volunteers. Shifts run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the clean-up shift running from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. is in need of more participants.
One hundred. It’s a nice number. An even number. A celebratory number. Kids have parties on the 100th day of school. We have 100 pennies in a dollar. One hundred years of anything is worth commemorating. That being said, I can’t help but acknowledge that today marks the 100th printing of The Disheveled Theologian!
ELLSWORTH — There are many things which hold a family together. Faith. Love. Humor. Shared memories. Recipes. Common purpose. Strength of character. Land. For the Klosterbuer family of Ellsworth, it is all of these — plus the memories in a certain book — which have held this warm and friendly family together on the farm for more than 100 years.
Summertime. And yes, the living is easy … most of the time. Well, sometimes. Well, right now, at least. Though I do have a deadline to meet, so that gives the “easy” a little less ease.
WORTHINGTON — When you’re offered $15,000 in matching funds, you take it. Especially when it goes to a great cause. The people of Worthington are going to host a “Better Together” event on July 25, and thanks to an anonymous donor they are already well into their fundraising for this beneficial project.
WORTHINGTON — It’s not every day that sailboards glide along the shores of Lake Okabena, but when they do, the people follow. Especially when the weather is great, the music is cheerful and the activities are engaging.
It’s been a while since I wrote about our cats. (I checked.) So here goes. We have two cats. Two sweet, naughty cats. Here’s how the kitty math adds up: One stray cat (five and a half years ago) plus one neighbor’s cat (five and a half years plus a week or two) equals three kittens, one absentee father, two kittens given to loving families, and one kitten kept to keep his mother company.