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Go ahead, take a deep breath. Does that wonderful aroma waft around you? Does your sense of smell wish for just a little sample? Yes, yesterday Chuck and I spent 4½ hours cutting and packing lutefisk for the 34th annual Park River Bible Camp Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner. We have quite an assembly line. We cut the fish, and then Joe Holm (who by the way is 82 years young) and Clair Kroke (from Fordville) cook it in big boilers. Bennie Langerud makes sure the lutefisk is cooked properly. Loretta (Windingland) and Noel Moe oversee the whole operation. Another group comes in for the 2nd shift. My skin permeates with that smell for at least a week.

This past week we had our annual Turkey Supper at Trinity. Once again it was a huge success. We served about 500 people. We had 250 take-out orders. Did that ever make for a hectic time at the north end of the church where they are prepared. It was a beautiful day and people came from all around the region. It was so much fun to have Wanda Hall come from Moorhead. Sandee Nelson (Wanda’s sister-in-law) brought Wanda and her friend, Levoyne Littlefield up to enjoy the supper. Both Wanda and Levoyne reside at Eventide in Moorhead.

The hummingbirds have been on a feeding frenzy these last few weeks getting ready for their southern migration. It has been hard to keep sugar water in their feeders. I know this is another sign of the changing season. All I want is ONE MORE beautiful evening where we can sit on the deck and eat our dinner. Tomorrow may bring that request as it is supposed to get in to the 80 degree range.

Potato harvest is in full swing. There is lots of activity down by the Hall potato houses. I understand this is one of the best crops in the last 10 years. We had a major power outage last week and it was amazing to see the long line of trucks waiting for power so they could unload. There is nothing better than new potatoes fresh from the soil.

Edinburg School had homecoming last weekend. Congratulations to Amber Nordquist and Colton Evenson on being crowned homecoming queen and king. I know it was a fun week for all the students.

It is hard to see all the devastation from hurricanes Gustav and Ike. I remember living in Virginia when hurricane Amelia hit the eastern coast back in the early 70’s. We were just on the fringe of it, but did receive 11 inches of rain with gusty winds. Being caught in such a weakened storm makes me shudder to think what being in the full-blown hurricane must be like. My heart and prayers go out to all those who have lost their homes and everything these past few days.

I hope everyone is enjoying these waning days of summer. As my tee-shirt says: “LIFE IS GOOD”. Talk with you later.


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September 15, 2008

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A day without sunshine is night.

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

When everything is coming your way, you may be in the wrong lane.

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the heck just happened?"

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

taken from an email of Wisdoms of Larry the Cable Guy