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Wistful Wednesday : 1932
In 1932 Far Guys Dad graduated from High School. That is his Dad Marvin in the third row. Down a row and toward the middle is Gene, that is the guy that Far Guy is named forI will just let you guess ...
8/21/13 at 7:23 AM Wistful Wednesday : 1924 or thereabouts 8/3/11 at 5:26 AM
Wistful Wednesday: 2002 7/6/11 at 5:07 AM
Learning About--and From--the Elders in Our Lives
Over the last few weekends I visited my three living grandparents and my 99 year old great-great-aunt. Doing so revealed lessons in how the world changes, how elder relatives teach us about ourselves,...
7/15/13 at 8:24 AM
Time To Create Your Stop Doing List
I will admit it, most days I have a mental to do list a mile long. On the days that I write my list down it tends to get overwhelming. I have always supported the idea of saying "no" to things and hav...
6/21/13 at 6:51 AM Be More 6/14/13 at 8:03 AM
Long-distance dads: Fathers work to stay connected while providing for families far away
WILLISTON, N.D. Jonathan Heaton's four kids are old enough to understand that Dad has to be in North Dakota to pay the bills. Once when the truck driver was home, his kids brought him their piggy ba...
6/15/13 at 11:05 PM Williston church honors dads on Saturday 6/13/13 at 5:04 PM
Family pass for The Beach in Cloquet is money well spent
It may not feel like summer swimming weather yet, but it's coming and so is the opening of The Beach swimming pond in Cloquet's beautiful Pinehurst Park. And, at$39 for an individual pass, $69 for...
5/30/13 at 9:45 AM Frog camp will be hopping Thursday at the zoo 7/8/11 at 11:44 AM
Special program at library for deploying soldiers, their families and the community 5/17/11 at 12:06 PM
Is It A Family or Is It Just Marriage?
Recently I had a nice little discussion with a buddy of mine about family. It was a very friendly discussion and no hard feelings were had and we agreed to disagree. My friend did say he was going to ...
5/28/13 at 11:52 PM Happy Thanksgiving 1/3/13 at 7:00 AM
What are your Christmas Traditions? 11/30/12 at 12:43 PM
She Wasn’t a Saint, but…
by Stacy Bender The early morning call caused me to pause before I answered. When I did, little time passed before I knew the truth: Grandma Lois did not wake up yesterday. I have written about my ...
5/23/13 at 5:18 AM Surround Myself With Truth 5/6/13 at 5:17 AM
Who Are Your Kin? Numbers 1-7 4/29/13 at 10:36 AM
Moving in with the adult children
Are middle-aged adults ready to have their aging parents move in with them? Sort of, but if the results of a recent survey are any indication, many adult children anticipate there will be some diffic...
5/6/13 at 1:49 PM Parents, overweight kids and a minefield of blame and judgment 2/8/13 at 10:56 AM
The primary care doctor: someone who knows you 1/30/13 at 11:50 AM
Can You Belize it?!
TripAdvisor just rated Ambergris Caye, Belize #1 on the Top Ten Islands in the World!We don't know about you, but we sure wouldn't mind visiting the number one Island in the world... It is hard to...
4/17/13 at 8:29 AM A Costa Rican Paradise! 8/22/12 at 7:52 AM
4 Tips for a Successful 'Staycation'
Spring break is upon us and although we would all like to jet off to sandy beaches, ski resorts, or Disney World its not always in the schedule or in the budgetbut that doesnt mean you cant have a vac...
3/28/13 at 8:22 AM 7 Cheap or Free Family Fun Activities 3/20/13 at 11:26 AM
Looking for the area's messiest desk!
Packrats everywhere claim that "a clean desk is the sign of a sick mind." If that's true we are about to introduce you to some very healthy people. The Messy Desk is a celebration of the messiest des...
1/2/13 at 4:10 PM Tickled Pink about Livin Up! 12/6/12 at 11:00 AM
We want your Christmas memories and traditions! 12/5/12 at 4:06 PM
Adapt or Go Back?
Someone changed my default browser. Im usually pretty adaptable, but I have to tell you this has thrown my game off a bit this week. This new browser doesnt know me and, therefore, doesnt know my pas...
12/4/12 at 9:48 AM Savoring the Moment 11/5/12 at 11:53 AM
July's Beautiful Woman: Two-time organ recipient Kristi Fabre looks at life with the beauty of optimism
GLYNDON, Minn. - Kristi Fabre giggles as she poses with her husband Ryan in the farm field behind their house in Glyndon. Its hot and muggy. But the thick air isnt what stands out most. Its the blin...
7/31/12 at 6:52 AM Congratulations to our July finalists! Vote now! 6/26/12 at 11:00 PM
But can he play soccer? Yes, yes he can
The message sounded too good to be true. As president of the Duluth Amateur Soccer League, its common for me to receive e-mails from people new to the area looking to join a team. But Id never read o...
7/28/12 at 11:00 PM There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class 12/27/11 at 12:00 AM
Death isn't funny, but Twitter and Kim Jong Il changed that 12/20/11 at 12:00 AM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory
This was not part of our initial summer vacation plans: It was a possible Plan C that turned into Plan A that turned into one of the most well-received five hours of our family vacation in Minneapo...
7/23/12 at 10:20 PM mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 10:13 PM
mama mondays: pirates, polar bears and prehistory 7/23/12 at 6:26 AM