BORDERLINE NEWS – by Bob Brewster
Deloris Schirmer got a bit worried about all the snow on her roof so she hired it removed. She says when it all melts she is sending the water down the hill so look out below – LOL
The guest speaker at the March meeting of the East Pine County Wanderers was Kathy Nelson from Cloverdale, Minnesota. After teaching for 27 years in Colorado, Kathy then taught for 5 years at the International School in Kyrgystan. She presented an excellent slide show for the seniors on her experiences. Kathy also volunteered for a non-profit orphanage and was very instrumental in raising funds for a little boy from the orphanage to have heart surgery in Switzerland. Thank you, Kathy, for all that you do.
Last Friday at the Cloverton Town Hall, Lucy Basler from Webster gave a presentation about family-directed after life care and final arrangements that can be provided as an alternative to traditional funerals. A wide ranging number of topics were discussed, and everyone that attended learned a lot.
Welcome to April. I always like seeing April come, its really a toss up if its going to be a spring-like month or a winter-like month, but there is always hope for the transition. I drove south this past week and there is a marked difference in the landscape from here to south of Hinckley. In fact, in the metro area there is barely any snow. Here – I think we still have a good two feet of snow on the ground, and the bare spot, in front of our front door step, has a good 2 inches of water. Anyway, on that drive I saw lots of snowmobiles were coming north to enjoy our wonderful winter wonderland. (cough)
Our son, Todd, and his wife Jacquie Meyer, Eden Prairie, spent a few days last week up at Lake of the Woods and did some fishing. They caught 13 ‘keepers’ but said the fishing just wasn’t as good as it usually is around the first of February. They were happy with their catches though.
Dianne (Arazim) Noska, Browerville emailed me the other day and said her husband has been going north of their Brainerd area giving a shot at fishing too, but just not catching much of anything.
A letter I received from Gladys (Ryan) Fish, Burbank, California, says she’s been ‘rockin and rollin’ over there from several earthquake shocks in the past two weeks. She recently had a fall, but has been recovering at home nicely.
Lois Sorensen, Sandstone, tells me she and her faithful companion, Dandy, are waiting for the first dandelions to show up. Me too.
The horses are shedding, no surprise since the weather warmed up. They just love when you coming out to rub their head and they enthusiastically rub back in hopes you remove some of that thick winter coat. I’ve gotten them brushed down once already but I always hate brushing them out to early, it is Minnesota after all.
There will be a memorial service for Eleanor Prokop on April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s in Finlayson. She will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling, where her husband is buried.