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I hope as a veteran you remembered Memorial Day and Flag Day with a salute and a click of the heels. “This land is your land, this land is my land.” Enough said.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. Whether living or deceased, honor that great Dad of yours. We will be in North Carolina that day, as not only is it Father’s Day but also our daughter’s birthday. A four-night stay in the Outer Banks of North Carolina will be part of the celebration.

There is a sidewalk chalk artist at Beaver Lake cabin #63. Very big multicolored letters form a message. The letters all run together, yet you can read the message.

The ground must still be shy of moisture. It has been raining quite regularly here at Beaver Lake, but yet the lake level isn’t rising. The sources of water into the lake were dried up prior to the last rain of three inches in four days. People have been using the west end exposed sand bar for picnics, sunning and other non-water activities.

The Lions Club’s arsenal of “Get Things Done” has added another feather. Dr. Oz is now a member of the San Francisco Peninsula Lions Club. His comment about joining was that his TV show is good about getting the word out, while Lions are the driving force to get the work done in a community (Dr. Oz was referring to health activities).

If you’re interested in history of Beaver Lake, be at the Wenger Room in the Village of Yesteryear at the Steele County Fairgrounds Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. A panel will do the presenting and you will have a chance to share your memories. The panel will all be fact except for me!

My two trail cameras are now in place here at Beaver Lake. I’m disgusted that someone used a four-wheeler to break a plastic fence so that they could get through (thus one camera zeroed in on the fence).

A four-wheeler has been driving across farmer Tim Toft’s beanfield. I did see a him-and-her on a four wheeler going across the beanfield, which is a destruction of the crop (thus one camera zeroed in on the beanfield).

In talking to Barry Braaten, builder of all things, Barry tells me he just build a first. The building-of-multiple-use can be seen at South Beaver Lake Road in front of cabin #97. Joe and Marge LaFrance will use it as storage in the summer, then move the storage out in the winter, when it will be a lutefisk fish house. They will be renting it from June through September as a nursery for baby snapping turtles on the just-below-ground level. (As of this writing, all the space for snapping turtles is taken.)

Joe has a very interesting You-Can’t-Go-Wrong guarantee: he guarantees you will catch just as many lutefisk in their house as any other lutefisk fish house on Beaver Lake.

Call Marge at 823-6423 for fishing reservations. She has different rates for weekends and weekdays. Before calling, you might want to convert the telephone numbers to letters of the alphabet.

For construction questions, call Barry toll free at 1-800-684-2832.

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Bob is a retired AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) agent. His wife, Genie, is a retired RN, currently working on her doctor’s degree in volunteering. They have two children, Deb in North Carolina, and Dan in Vermont. This is the Hanson’s 37th summer at Beaver Lake. They leave the lake in mid-October to go south — to Albert Lea — and return in April. Bob says if you enjoy his article, let him know. If you don’t enjoy it, keep on reading, it can get worse. Words of Wisdom: There is always room for God. 

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