The Crow's Nest - April 4, 2015

Spring weather keeps all of us on our toes.  This past week we have had temperatures in the high 50’s and then today we had snow!!!  Mother Nature is very fiddle.

 First thing I want to tell you is that Randy Johansen is home from the hospital and seems to be doing okay.  My gosh, everyone in the area was so worried about him after his massive heart attack.  It is almost hard to believe that he is home.   Allen Sorbo asked me if I saw anything different about Randy.  I mentioned that he was pale and had lost weight.  That was not the answer Allen wanted.  Randy had his mustache of 42 years shaved off!!   I know I speak for everyone when I say prayers were answered and a miracle happened for Randy.

I have always been an early riser.  I blame it on my dad, Denis Monson.  He always maintained if I could stay out late (like Friday night dances in Mountain) I could surely get up early also.  Anyway, this past winter I have found myself waking up at 3:30 – 4:00 am.  I usually brew myself a cup of coffee in my Keurig and turn on national news.  Well, Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th came and I thought I should do something special.  Chuck had joined me out in our living room about 5 am with his coffee so I went and found an emerald green scarf and had a one-woman parade around our kitchen and living room.  I had a great time waving to the “crowd” (I hope Arnold wasn’t looking from next door).  Chuck let me know he thought I had “totally lost it”, but it was a wonderful way to start the day.

The annual Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Edinburg Quick Response was well attended.  The Quick Response and the Volunteer Fire Department are such a vital need and part of our community.  It is great to see so many people come out to support these organizations and the wonderful people who are a part of them.

Okay, I have made it clear I am a huge UND hockey fan.  Chuck and I are season ticket holders and go to the games.  That said, we are so proud of UND making it to the Frozen Four.  Our daughter and son-in-law and their UND attending son are going to Boston to cheer the “Sioux” on.  They are being joined by some good friends of theirs from Minot.  I am content to watch it at home from my rocking chair.

Even though we are experiencing cool weather I know spring is almost here.  The first sign was the morning a couple of weeks ago when I walked into our bathroom and noticed “LIGHT”!!  Chuck had taken this horrible box he puts on every winter over the skylight.  I know there is a good reason for it, but I hate it.  It was so great to walk into a naturally light-filled bathroom!

Other signs of spring are the tulips and rosebush buds I see in our gardens around the house.  The juncos, robins, meadowlarks and finches are back.  I hear geese honking overhead as they migrate north for the summer.  It is a great time of the year.  In a couple of weeks I will have to start making grape jelly as the hummingbirds and orioles are usually here about the 8th of May.

LeRoy is driving his golf cart down to the barbershop everyday now and Vera had grandchildren Allison and Adley on the golf cart the other night.  This must mean something!!

Harold Sundvor is recovering from a broken leg.  He is getting around quite well.  The flu seems to be on a second go-round in the area.  We do not need that!  We expect the last of the snowbirds back soon- (that would be the Pewe’s).

Have a wonderful Easter.  It is time to put up yarn again as the birds are hitting our sunroom windows.  Have a great day and we will talk later.









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1. What disease did cured ham actually have?

2. Why are you in a movie, but you're on TV?

3. Why do we press harder on the remote when we know the batteries are going dead?

4. Is there ever a day when mattresses are NOT on sale?

5. Why does someone believe you when you say there are 4 billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?






.lane & hope

Grandson Lane and girlfriend Hope cheered the UND Hockey team's win last Saturday night on national television. UND is on to the Frozen Four in Boston.


triple trioJust look at this FINE triple trio! This was taken in 1959 during high school graduation. Left to right: Rosalie Christianson, Loretta Windingland, Lois Solberg, Bonnie Berg, Rita Monson (behind Rita is Linda Gire), Ann Marie Brevik, La Vaughn Nygard and Thelma Rike. Thank you Carol Kadlec Howe for sending this picture to me!