Halloweens

Since this Friday’s post is on Halloween Day, I was thinking about memorable Halloweens. As a kid in a small town in South Dakota, we’d start early and get more candy than a human should consume in a year. I remember one night the bag was so full it ripped and spilled onto the street.  …

Mosquito Squashing Days

When I was in about 4th grade, I was sitting on the back step of our house swatting, smashing, and shooing mosquitoes.  I came up with the greatest idea.  What we needed was simple – a Mosquito Squashing Day.  If everyone in the United States would squash two mosquitoes on this day, our problems would…

Oops!

The last few years it has been hard to admit, but I am a Minnesota Twins fan. Have been since I was a kid sitting on the back steps and listening to them on a transistor radio.  A few years ago we went to the Twins Fest. It is a big event to get autographs,…

Pancakes and Snowy Days

When I was a kid I had a Sunday paper route which, for the most part, I really enjoyed. I liked walking around in the quiet morning before most people were awake.  But one of my fondest memories was on really cold, snowy days dad would pick up my brother and me and we’d go…

Watermelon Glass Experiences

A number of years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Colorado. We saw some glasses in a shop that had watermelons imprinted completely around the glass.  We bought them as a nice reminder of our trip and for years we simply called them the watermelon glasses. One summer day I asked my…