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The Watch, the Coin, and the Outhouse
This rural tale centers around an outdoor toilet; little Bradley and Grandpa are the action figures. Visiting his grandparents for
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The Cigar and the Balloon
It involved a cigar and a wiseguy kid. Years ago at Dayton’s in Minneapolis, Cousin Jimmy and Uncle Art sat
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Beauty in the Park
Gloomy Monday, threat of rain. Hiking trail by the river, Mother and daughter, walking? More like strolling. Mother stooped Daughter
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Bits, Pieces, and a Joke
My hope is that you enjoy the writings I post  and that you contact me with any comments and suggestions.
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Tina and Caleb I
For those of you who have read my Elkfarm emails, you’ll recognize these two thoughtful kids. This is the initial
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Poem of Appreciation
“My Heart Leaps Up” by William Wordsworth. My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So
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Gouda and Wax
The lobby of a church, a Sunday ceremony for the installation of a new pastor. The air filled with an
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Making Money in Early Amery
Logs coming down the Apple River passed through Amery, but later it was the two sawmills on the west bank
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Norwegian Generosity
On our first trip to Norway, Marilyn and I had a wonderful time with the Elkin relatives. Meeting with them
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End of the Dinosaurs
The end of the dinosaurs probably wasn’t a flash and explosion from a meteor hitting the earth or the lack
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