April 23rd, 2009 by admin

Good afternoon from Collegeville, This is going out early because Barby and I are driving to Highmore, South Dakota in the morning.  Her Uncle Bobby died this week.  Uncle Bobby was a bachelor farmer, but not a Norwegian bachelor farmer.  He retired from farming early so that he could spend more time racing horses.  He […]

April 17th, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville, Yesterday we buried Brother Willie.  Last June we celebrated his 92nd birthday in his room in the retirement center here at Saint John’s Abbey.  I brought him a choice of a cold bottle of O’Doul’s or a cold bottle of Budweiser.  He chose the Budweiser.  About eight years ago I noticed […]

April 13th, 2009 by admin

 Good morning from Collegeville,  It is a beautiful sunny day in Collegeville!  The Chamber Connection was held at the YMCA this morning.  Well over 100 folks got up early to enjoy coffee and rolls plus do a little networking.  If you have not yet attended one, check it out at    60 Minutes did […]

April 3rd, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  I may have to hire Dennis to plow the snow off of the garden plot in Upsala if I want to get the Yukon Gold seed potatoes in the ground by Good Friday, which is one week from today.  Crazy!  This has been a very long cold winter and yet they […]