The Crow's Nest - March 25, 2019

I can see black soil on the little knolls in the fields, grass is peeking through in yards and steam is coming off the parking lot at church.  Does this mean Spring must be slowly arriving?  I sure hope so.  This has been a very long, hard winter for many.  The snow and the cold kept many of us indoors and at home.  It wasn’t even fun to go to Grand Forks or Fargo and brave the cold, windy weather going in and out of stores.  On the upside, I sure did save money!

March 14th saw Blizzard Geraldine bring a whammy of a storm to the area.  I think I heard we got 7-8 inches of snow, but some places saw much more than that.  The wind blew, the snow fell, and schools were closed for a couple of days.   We live right across the street from Trinity Lutheran Church and we could barely see the outline.  The storm was a doozy and hopefully winter’s last hurrah.

Flooding along the Missouri River and other rivers farther south is a huge problem.  It is so sad to read of the billions of dollar losses farmers in Nebraska, Iowa and other states are being hit with.  Harold and Alida Flom returned yesterday from Hot Springs, Arkansas and said they had to take a 3 hour detour once they reached Kansas City as I-29 is closed north up into the Omaha area.  We plan on making a trip to Kansas City the end of April.  I hope the Missouri will be back in its banks by then.

John and Eunice Evenson are now residing in the Good Samaritan Center in Park River.  We visited with John and Eunice the other day and John said whenever he left their room, he would see at least 30 people that he knew.  They had been living in the nursing home in Langdon.  We go to the Good Sam home weekly to see Chuck’s sister and it is amazing how many residents we know along with so many of the staff members.  When and if my time comes, I know it will either be the Good Samaritan Center in Park River or the Borg Home in Mountain.  They both are such loving and caring places to reside.

The “Table of Knowledge” has once again expanded with the return of David and Loretta Monson from Arizona.  I’m so glad they are back as the few of us who stayed around for the winter had absolutely talked and re-talked about everything possible.  There was nothing left to do but sit at the table and look at each other.  Brother Dave came home ready to keep everyone laughing with his jokes.  He says he has to clear them with Loretta before telling them in our “social setting”.  A lot of them we have heard before, but that is just fine as nobody has a great memory any more.

About a week ago Randy Levang slipped on the ice outside Citizen’s State Bank and broke his hip.  He was taken to Fargo where they gave him a new hip.  He is now at Eventide Care for care and therapy before spending time with his sister Ina and brother-in-law Mike Spanier in Moorhead.  Randy is a Vice President of the bank with his office in Edinburg.  Everyone wishes him a speedy recovery.  Randy is one of those people who is always happy.  He loves to talk about the days of his childhood growing up in Edinburg.  Chuck has talked with him a couple of times and he says he is on the mend.  We are anxiously waiting for him to return here.

I know I have mentioned how my grandson, Cole and girlfriend, Krysteena are living in Chiang Mai, Thailand teaching English to the Chinese.  They are coming home in May for a visit.  Before they return, they have been and will travel to many far eastern countries.  They just returned to Chiang Mai from Japan.  Cole said they took a Bullet Train from Tokyo to Kyoto that had the capabilities of speeds up to 275 miles per hour.  I think I would get “sea sick”!  It is hard to imagine.

As you will notice I am posting the words to the song “On Top of Spaghetti”.  Curtis Mecham sent me the words.  I remember this parody as a young child.

SO enjoyed a telephone call from Ron Ulberg the other morning.  I thank him for reading the Edinburg Website and keeping up with the activities and people from this area.  He reminisced about as youngsters he and Dick(ie) Johnson would go up to the shack on Peppermint Hill.  They were armed with binoculars and would sit for hours scanning the skies for airplanes.  They must have been on some secret mission for the government.  Ron thinks LeRoy Pederson may have had something to do with this trek of theirs out to the hill.

Have a great day and we will talk later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 25, 2019

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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI

On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball when somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table, it rolled on the floor, and then my poor meatball rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden and under a bush, and then my poor meatball was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty as tasty could be, and early next summer it grew to a tree.

The tree was all covered with beautiful moss, it grew great big meatballs and tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti all covered with cheese, hold on to your meatball and don't ever sneeze.

submitted by Curtis Mecham, written by Tom Glazer

 

 

bullet train

This is the Bullet Train our grandson and girlfriend road from Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan last week. Cole said it is capable of going 275 mph. He also said if looking out the windows you viewed areas in the distance, rather than close up!

 

blossoms

I don't know for sure, but I wonder if these are the Japanese Cherry Blossoms. The picture was taken in Japan by our grandson.