By: Jennie K. Hanson , Pine Journal
Kathy and Dwight Olson returned home after a trip out East. They met daughter Carol, Brett, Ericka and Blake Tamminen in Cooperstown, N.Y., where they toured the Baseball Hall of Fame and watched Blake play a baseball tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park, a 22-field facility. His Rosemount Irish 12-year-old team finished in the top 32 out of 104 teams from across the nation, winning five and losing three. The team made new friends, traded pins and stayed in on-site in barracks. They even had a few games web streamed live on the Internet. The Olsons’ trip also included visits to Niagara Falls, Nashville, Memphis and
It was a sad goodbye to Carl and Judy Dahlman and their two daughters last week when we went down to CJ’s to pick up some shelving. We wish them the best and hope the location is soon filled with another business or businesses.
Were any of you able to see the quilts at the county fair? There sure are so many folks getting into the hobby of quilting. Most of these folks are so creative and the resulting quilts are remarkable. Yvonne Peterson’s hand sewn quilt was featured in the Duluth News Tribune and she has many others that she has completed. I’m hoping some of these quilts will be on display at the Harvest
Fest in Cromwell on Saturday, Sept. 10.
I held the 10th Annual Villa Vista/Cardinal Court Spelling Bee on Aug. 24 in Cromwell. This year’s first place winner was Lavina Martin, second was Thelma Johnson and third was Ailie Costello. These residents always amaze me with their ability to spell and remember facts from the past. I go to the Villa on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and “teach school.” I do trivia, readings, art, crafts, jokes, word finds, music on tape, games like the dice game, interviews, and other activities you might do at school. The residents seem to love whatever we do and now I get help from Shirley Goodin when she can come. It’s a lot of fun to spend time with the residents and they appreciate everything we do, too.
Everyone is welcome to the Villa Vista/Cardinal Court Family and Friends Fall Festival Picnic on Thursday, Sept. 15, at noon. Enjoy the barbeque cooked by Upper Lakes Foods and stay for music by Lorren Lindevig at 1:30 p.m.
I was surprised with a Surprise Birthday Party at the home of Shirley Goodin on Sunday, Aug. 28. A good time was had by all and I was completely surprised. The food was fantastic, too. What a nice thing to do and I really appreciate it.
A couple of weeks ago, I was taking my 3-year-old great niece, Kieriahna Goodin, home from the Cities after spending a week with her cousins. After driving a few miles, I asked her if she thought I was “old people?” She said, “Yes.” Then I asked her how she knew that I was ‘old people,’ and she replied, “Old people have short hair.” She sure made my day! It’s amazing what these little ones can come up with when you take the time to visit with them.
Approximately 100-200 area folks attended the Customer Appreciation Picnic at Lake Country Power facility in Kettle River last week. Everyone got a delicious picnic dinner and an insulated tote bag for coming. Thanks for this meal and great day to visit with area folks, too.
I suppose you have been hearing about the Bigfoot sightings in the area? Well, I’m one that is not convinced there is such a creature, but it sure has gotten a lot of folks excited about the possibility. So, when I was visiting with some folks at the Black Jack Café in Wright, we were talking about Bigfoot and wondered if there was also a “Littlefoot,” since in order for them to stay around they must have babies, too.
Be sure to contact Deb or Rob Switzer if you want to have a float in the Harvest Fest Parade. Let’s make this year’s parade one of the best. Call them at 218-644-3780.
That’s all the news from Lake Attendharvestfest and hello to all our athletes who are now in practice and soon to be in competition. Have a great week!