The Crow's Nest - November 17, 2020

I cannot believe it has been 6 weeks since I updated The Crow’s Nest”!  I have had a very hard time trying to find something to write about.  COVID-19 has taken over every aspect of our lives.  Every time I was going to write something, all I could relate to was covid and I did not think I should use that topic to fill the page.  Life has really taken on a whole different curve.  The news is plain scary.  It is heart-wrenching to see the numbers of lives lost each day to this insidious disease.

We did break the rules twice this autumn.  We went with our daughter Kris and husband Jason to Big Sky, MT over Labor Day.  They own a condo and a time share at the ski resort.  We stayed at their condo which, by the way, has one of the ski lifts outside their door.  Kris and Jason go skiing out there as often as possible during the winter and hike in the fall.  The weather was perfect, and the scenery was beautiful.  Best of all, I was amazed that everyone wore masks there and kept their distance.  We really did not venture anywhere there were crowds.  It was just a very relaxing trip.

Then we made another trip to Kansas City to see our 2 sons and their families.  I was so lonesome to see them in person that I just had an ache in my heart.  It had been almost a year since we had spent time with them and our adult grandchildren.  It also was a wonderful time.  We tested negative after both trips.

A huge thank you to Jackson and Taylor Hall for taking down the flower baskets and the summer banners.  They put our snowflake banners up on the light poles on Main Street so everything is ready for cold and snow.  Those two guys do so much to help with things to be done around town.

We experienced high winds a couple of weeks ago.  In a matter of a couple of days all the trees were stripped of their leaves.  Lots of branches came down during the windy days.  Homeowners were out mulching and/or raking their yards getting everything ready for the long winter months ahead.

Over these past 6 weeks we have experienced the loss of so many people.  Clint Nygard (Rodney & Wayne Nygard’s brother) passed away in Minneapolis.  Don Hylden (Julie Sondeland’s dad) also left us.

 I was so sad when I heard Orlyn Nygard died. He and Sharon moved into the apartments at the Good Samaritan Home this past spring.  I used to walk with them in the school gym and loved visiting with them.  I talked to Sharon and she is doing okay but misses Orlyn lots. 

Nancy Johnson passed away very recently.  She lived in Fargo.  Also read that Bob Iverson’s wife, Jo Claire had died.  I read the obituary for Sandra (Stenerson) Johnson in the Grand Forks Herald a couple of weeks ago.  As you can see, we have lost many people with connections to Edinburg.  They will all be missed by many.

Thanksgiving will be different for most of us this year.  I am not sure I will even fix a turkey for two people!  I probably will put up our Christmas tree, fix popcorn and be thankful for all we do have.  We are fortunate.  Many, many families have really suffered during this horrendous time.

A big thank you to Marjie Jonasson for having greens put in the planters on the sidewalks downtown.  One more way our little city is so eye appealing for those who drive down main street.

Have a great day and we will talk later.
































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1. What are turkey chicks called? Pults or turkeylings.

2. What are most turkey feathers used for after the turkey is plucked? Animal feed.

3. What state raises the most turkeys? Minnesota.

4. What decade was the green bean casserole first created? the 1950's - specifically 1955.

5. In what century were the first pumpkin es as we know them made? The 17th century (the 1600's).



french fries

Only in a small town: we go down to the Fireside very often for noon lunch. I always order 1/2 grilled cheese sandwich and 1/2 order of fries. The other day Chuck said he would take my other half of fries. This is how Aimee divied them up! So funny as I usually eat about 6 fries.