The Crow's Nest - January 24, 2021

It may be a new year, but some old things never change.  To be specific, I am talking about the dumb things I do.  The older I get, the dumber they are!  Yesterday I mixed up ingredients for home-made ice cream.  Time came for me to pour the mixture into my ice cream maker.  That is not a tough job, so I turned the machine on and poured it into the plastic container.  I turned away to do something else then turned back.  What greeted me was liquid ice cream ALL OVER the counter and floor.  I had forgotten to put the frozen insert inside the plastic outside container of the maker!   How dumb could I get?  Not only did I have a mess to clean up, but I would have to start the process all over and Chuck would not get home-made ice cream for dessert last night.  O well, time to move on to my next stupid trick!

January 2021 started off with quite a lot of news making events.  The melee January 6th at our nations Capitol Building in Washington, DC was so hard to watch and comprehend what was going on.  All the wire fences, roadblocks and military presence during the following days was not easy to see every day on the news broadcasts.  Fortunately, Inauguration Day went off without a hitch.  Hopefully, our country will close the division and the nation can be one nation under God.

We have been fortunate to have a quite mild winter so far.  We maybe have had 3 days with temperatures below zero.  We know Spring is not all that far away.  The days are getting longer, and we have been blessed with many very sun-shiny days.  Unfortunately, we have not had a lot of snow.  I know the farmers could use moisture in the spring from our winter snow covers.

Professional, college and high school sports have all suffered due to the pandemic.  It is hard to keep up with what games will be played and the restrictions that come with each venue.  Our UND Fighting Hawks hockey team played for the first time in 5 months at The Ralph ( Engelstad Arena) last night.  They played Colorado College and UND won the game.  They play again tonight.  Only 3,000 people are being allowed in the arena compared to the 11,640 individuals it can hold.

Seems hard to believe the Corona Virus pandemic started almost a year ago.  Wearing masks, staying home and social distancing has almost become a normal way of life.  I am so thankful that vaccines are now available, and since both Chuck and I are in the “Over 75” age group, we are fortunate to have already had our 1st shot.  I hope and pray the country and the whole world will soon experience a downward trend of this virus.

One more thing about aging.  Each morning as I get going to greet the day, it is still dark outside.  The older I get, the harder it is for me to distinguish between navy and black.  After putting on the wrong color socks to match my shoes or/and pants I asked Chuck to please put in a divider in my sock drawer.  What a difference that pine slat has made.  Now it is just to remember: are the navy socks on the left side of the divider or is it the black socks?

The Edinburg/Hoople Community lost a much-loved man a week ago.  Joe Holm died at the age of 95.  Joe was so admired by everyone and was always involved in community activities.  Our sympathy to the family.  He will be missed by so many people.

Have a great day and we will talk with you later.
































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Because this is Martin Luther King, Jr. month, here are some quotes attributed to him.

1. Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.

2. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere..

3. The time is always right to do what is right.

4. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

5. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.





Ingrid UND

Had to post a more recent picture of our great-grand-daughter. I had to make her a UND quilt as both her parents are UND graduates. The tutu is quite appropriate as Ingrid's mom was a member of the UND Dance Team while going to school there.