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Don’t you love “late spring”? I still get excited when I see all the green around town. The older I get the longer winter seems to be. I enjoy having windows open and being able to listen to all the activity in town----and we have lots of that on the south end of Edinburg. Jarrod and Jessica Ellingson are having their home resided and new windows put in. They also just finished shingling. Arnold Bjerke is busy erecting a new workshop in his yard. I understand he will put all his wood-working equipment in it. It has been fun listening to the “beep-beep” of Harold Flom’s bobcat as he leveled sand in the forms preparing the area for the slab of cement to be poured. All these “noises” keep me aware of this wonderful season. Harold and Chuck also spent today filling some of the bigger potholes on the streets of Edinburg. Will do the rest later. Shucks, it was fun trying to dodge those holes. No, glad to have them fixed.

This has also been an emotional week for me. We emptied the place that was “my childhood home” for 56 of my 60 years. It was hard, but something that needed to be done. Each box that left the house held a treasure and a memory of childhood. I am sure everyone has fond memories of life in the past. Remembering the past is wonderful, but it is also wonderful to embrace the now and the future. My cousin, Keith Sorbo of Ogden, Utah put it best after going out to the farm. He said, “It is not a house that made the home, but the people who lived in it”. Mother is happy living in Edinburg and we are anxious for someone else to enjoy the beautiful landscape of “the farm”.

I am sure everyone has watched all the coverage of the death of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan. What a man and what a love story of Nancy and him. Our TIME magazine came today so I am anxious to read this commemorative issue. We have our flag at half staff in honor and respect of President Reagan. I will watch the state funeral on Friday.

We had the Primary Election in town today. 74 people came to cast their vote. The state law requires the election board to ask for identification of each voter. Lois Otto and I were just a tad nervous about this requirement as we know everyone who comes to vote and felt uncomfortable having to ask to see their driver’s license. I must say everyone was SO gracious about complying with our request. Thank you for making our job much easier. Also, a big thank you to LeRoy Pederson for getting us a noon meal from Norby’s Diner.

Well, there isn’t a city crisis to report as there was a few weeks ago with Louise Pederson and Nancy Johnson over car colors; but, we have had a minor crisis in our household. Our credit card company sent us new credit cards yesterday. Guess what I did? I signed Chuck’s card and he signed mine!!! What a dilemma. It is going to be hard to have to write a check or pay cash until we get new ones. And----think of all the frequent flyer miles we are losing!!! Let you in on a little secret. Ruth and Greg did the same thing. Do you think it is a “Monson Flaw”?? Anyway, we will try to get by until they are replaced.

Congratulations to Shauna and Dennis Erickson on the birth of their daughter Cassie. We are always thrilled to hear about a new birth in our community.

Again, thanks for all the kind remarks about the website. Please let one of the contacts know if there is something special you would like to have included. I thank brother Dave for all the pictures he supplies for the website. I think he is “joined at the hip” with his digital camera. Have a great day and will talk to you again soon.

 

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June 8, 2004

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I am sure everyone has watched all the coverage of the death of our 40th President, Ronald Reagan. What a man and what a love story of Nancy and him. Our TIME magazine came today so I am anxious to read this commemorative issue. We have our flag at half staff in honor and respect of President Reagan. I will watch the state funeral on Friday.