A farmer and teacher, Aanerud was a valuable voice in the conservation community and is greatly missed by many groups around the state, including the Carlton SWCD.
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The little drummer boy has reportedly lost his rhythm, leaving him without his rum pa pa pum. Charlie Brown has succumbed to christougenniatiko dentrophobia (fear of Christmas trees) and is refusing to star in his own holiday special. Jack Frost suffers from cheimaphobia, or fear of cold.
Back in October, most of the deciduous trees dropped their food-making organs, known as leaves, after quite a colorful exit. Disposing of something as valuable as these photosynthetic leaves does not appear to be a good plan.
The old man then, with some difficulty, perches himself over the chimney well and stuffs an ancient boot into its depth so that his leg disappears to the knee. With that, he lay his index finger against his nose and, again, bows his head for several moments, calling on the spirit of goodness and hopeful mystery that has supplied his magic and his life for centuries.
Do reach out to those less fortunate than you. Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army and other local organizations like the food shelf need your support all year long, but especially during the holidays. If you are a parent make sure your children have the opportunity to actively participate in the giving process.
That brings me to present day and I guess I officially missed the holiday note last year because it is now this year. In 2016 we’ve been good. We had a graduation and a wedding, which you probably already figured out. We added a son-in-law to our family and are planning another trip in the near future.
My kids discovered it yesterday and inquired as to its purpose. “It’s going to be our Christmas tree,” I said. They were collectively silent — a feat not often accomplished. Then the youngest spoke up. “That’s supposed to be a tree?” he asked, putting a large inflection on his last word. He got up off the couch to get a closer look.
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I took out my cell phone and I called George Earth. He was 80 years old and suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable and progressive lung disease. He didn’t sleep well and I often called him late at night when I was watching the trees sway in the moonlight or hearing the trees pop and crack in the bitter cold of the long winter nights. When I traveled, I would call him from the road and let him know where I was