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  Well, both the Rock County Pheasants Forever banquet and the Minnesota pheasant hunting season opener have come and gone since my last column. To give you an update, the local Pheasants Forever chapter hosted one of its most successful events in recent years. Credit for that success goes to the...
  I like to think after 38 years of marriage I know when my wife, Mary, is playing a mind game with me. Recently, however, I discovered she has me right where she wants me even though I think I am in control. Case in point. I was getting ready to watch the first Minnesota Vikings game of the season...
  In August the Ken Burns documentary, “The War,” was being rebroadcast on public television across the country. I happened to be going through the channels one evening and was lucky enough to come across the film and found myself watching for hours. The reason I figured the “The War” was being...
  So the other morning I was going through the channels on television. I ended up landing on the History Channel and the show was about where words and sayings came from and how they got their start. I learned that the saying “Good Bye” actually got its start from that saying “God be with you.” The...
  Did you feel it this past Sunday and Monday? I bet you did, and you more than likely said, “Oh my! There’s a touch of fall in the air.” If you did, you would be right. Fall, football and pheasant hunting are just around the corner, and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. The first day of fall isn’t...
  I started my last column with the words “Mary and I.” The column was about the two of us babysitting our granddaughter. I use those three words, “Mary and I,” from time to time generally because we do almost everything together, except hunting, fishing, golfing and watching TV. So today the three...
Mary and I were at our grandson’s baseball tournament a week or two ago. The actual dates escape me but it was that really hot weekend. Of course, there wasn’t a shade tree to be found within the zip code of the baseball diamond. It didn’t take long and a canopy tent city sprung up. At one time, I...
  While we are in the midst of a summer full of busy weekends, July seems to be the busiest month of all. The weekends are booked with our grandson’s baseball tournaments, a wedding and a couple of class reunions for good measure. I actually have two 40th class reunions myself this month alone....
          By    You might not believe it given the Baby Brezza Formula Machine mess and the television volume debacle, but Grandma Mary and I got another chance to watch our granddaughter Brooke for a couple of hours Saturday morning. Brooke’s mom and dad were in the Jubilee Days parade in Hartford...
  By  Wow! The first official day of summer is still nearly two weeks away, and it has been a busy summer already. With three class reunions and two weddings still on the calendar, mixed in with a couple of summer celebrations and a birthday or two, the weekends are full. Before all summertime...

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