May 22nd, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  Monday we will celebrate Memorial Day.  This holiday commemorates the men and women who have died in military service to their country.  The first “Decoration Day” was celebrated in 1865 by liberated slaves at the historic race track in Charleston, West Virginia.  The official birthplace of Decoration Day is Waterloo, New […]

May 15th, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville,  It is a beautiful, but cool morning in Central Minnesota.  There were frost warnings for parts of Minnesota.  We were a little worried about the tulips.  I have been gardening for some while now.  Barby’s townhouse in Monticello did not come with garden plots, so last year I dug out a […]

May 8th, 2009 by admin

 Good morning from Collegeville,  I finally got the Yukon Gold potatoes in the ground last weekend.  I purchased the seed potatoes from Wood’s Farmer Seed and Nursery.  They are the best in the area.  Irene Lund operated there for many years, but she sold it to Tom Wood, a faithful employee.  I have not had […]

May 1st, 2009 by admin

Good morning from Collegeville, What a great day to be alive!  I won one of the door prizes this morning at Chamber Connection.  There were about 130 folks at ING Direct Café, so the odds were tough. I have few regrets in life, but I regret that I never met Barby’s Uncle Bobby. He was […]