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Is Spring ever going to come to this region of the world? We have had such cold, windy weather. Maybe this is normal and I am just getting old and forgetful of other years and springtime weather. Anyway, I know that everyone is ready for nice balmy weather. I guess we just don’t think about enjoying each day no matter what the weather is outside.

The goldfinches are back and busy eating at the feeder. They are such a colorful bird to watch. I made a batch of grape jelly and sugar water today as I expect the orioles and hummingbirds anytime. They both arrived May 11th last year. The orioles don’t stay very long, but while they are here they really eat the oranges and jelly I set out for them.

My vegetable garden was planted April 27, so I hope all of those little seeds will survive. I am so anxious to plant flowers also. My gardens were tilled this past weekend. The rich, black soil looks SO ready to accommodate the beauty of annual and perennial flowers that will bloom all summer long – not to mention all the wonderful vegetables that grow abundantly in our wonderful soil.

Well, controversy abounds in Edinburg. Seems the line has been drawn---MALE vs FEMALE. It all started down at Cenex a couple of weeks ago. It seems Louise Pederson didn’t want to park her car next to Nancy Johnson’s during “coffee time” as the two cars were the same make and the same color----according to the ladies. Well, the men begged to differ saying the two cars were not at all the same color. Folks, this could be serious business. Nancy just may get into Louise’s car and drive off after having coffee. Louise has a legitimate “beef” as Leroy (Louise’s husband) had someone walk off with his leather jacket after church one morning. (It was returned). If a jacket can be mistakenly taken, why not a car???? I am SO glad to report the controversy has been settled. Nancy’s car is “sandstone beige” and Louise’s car is “platinum beige”. Took some doing, but Louise found her car color in her car guide book and Nancy found out her car’s color down at the local auto body shop. Whew, we all can rest easy now----but it was fun while it lasted!!!

A big welcome to Chris and Angie Dubois on purchasing the Edinburg Café. Angie is a wonderful chef and we are SO glad for them. They are a young couple with two terrific little boys. What an asset to Edinburg to have the café still active. Angie is a native “Edinburger” and her husband is just from down the road around the Lankin – Fordville area. The food is terrific. I highly recommend the “NORBY DINER” as a wonderful place to eat.

Also, huge congratulations to Marvin and Effie Ulberg on 65 years of wedded bliss. They celebrate this anniversary today. What a milestone for the two of them! I enjoy visiting with them very often and it brings to mind SO many memories of growing up in Edinburg. Marvin is a former mayor and has seen many changes in our wonderful little town.

I will continually keep you informed of the activities in Edinburg. Edinburg thrives on the caring and committed people who live here. There truly are “ANGELS ON EARTH” in Edinburg. That is a big “PLUG” for our WELCA Spring Breakfast this coming Thursday. The theme is ANGELS and we have plenty of them right here in Edinburg. Have a wonderful day and will “talk” later.

 

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May 3, 2004

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"A big welcome to Chris and Angie Dubois on purchasing the Edinburg Café. Angie is a wonderful chef and we are SO glad for them. They are a young couple with two terrific little boys. What an asset to Edinburg to have the café still active."