We’ve finally solidified dates for upcoming events during our 75th anniversary year. Here’s what we’ve got planned:
June 5, 2011 – Family Fun Day – 12:00 – 5:00 at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. This year’s theme will be aprons. Free admission.
July 12, 2011 – 75th Anniversary Coffee Party – 2:00 – 4:00 at Bingo Park in Randall, MN. Free admission.
July 26, 2011 – 75th Anniversary Coffee Party – 2:00 – 4:00 at the Parish Community Center in Buckman, MN. Free admission.
August 10, 2011 – 75th Anniversary Coffee Party – 2:00 – 4:00 at Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie, MN. Free admission.
August 21, 2011 – Open House for MCHS Members – 1:00 – 5:00 at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. Free admission.
August 24, 2011 – 75th Anniversary Coffee Party – 2:00 – 4:00 at Granny’s Cafe in Swanville, MN. Free admission.
September 18, 2011 – 75th Anniversary Dinner – 6:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Royalton, MN. The program will feature the history of Kiewel Brewery. There will be a cost for the dinner and program.
We’ll post press releases with more details as these dates approach.
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I was sitting here thinking about when Ben and I were introduced to each other by mutual friends. I wasn’t very happy when my friend, Sondra, called me one day at work to say her date wanted to know if she could fix up his pal with her friend. It’ll be a double date, Spivey says he’s nice…he’s a sailor. A sailor! Do you know what they say about sailors? I’m not going Sondra! We celebrated our 55th Anniversary last September.
Stories don’t have to be about meeting your soul mate. I’ve written stories of our visits before moving to Little Falls when Ben’s Aunt Louise and Uncle Frank had the Smuda’s Zoo. We had some fun times with the family, as well as being around the animals helping with the feeding and cleaning chores. I’ve written about my experience with Bernard, the bear, our transporting two kittens, unbeknowst to us, to Dairy Queen…the list goes on and on.
I recall one day, when I was in my teens, my dad and I were sitting in the kitchen just chatting away about things I can’t even remember now. Mom was sitting in her rocking chair in the living room working on her crossword puzzle. Daddy, how did you meet mom? He blew out the smoke from his Chesterfield Cigarette forming a circle in the air and with a grin said, she was sitting astride a watermelon. Oh, I was not! said my mom. You know, to this day I don’t know if daddy was kidding mom or me.
I wish I knew then what I know now about family history. Writing down stories like this and others when they happen make interesting reading, not only for yourself years later, but to share with your family.
I hope this sparks you into putting pen to paper, or using your computer, getting your stories written…it’s a good thing.
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