An interesting thing about the Beaver Lake Ice Fishing Contest last February was who caught the largest fish. Nancy Cornelius has a cabin at Beaver Lake. Do you suppose she did a lot of research and thus knew exactly where to fish to catch the big one?
Are you aware there is a 29-inch, 10-pound walleye swimming around in Beaver Lake? It was caught and released by Stewart Graves last October. Does the above wet your whistle as to what to do at 12:01 a.m. May 14th? (Mother’s Day and the Minnesota fishing opener is not the same weekend this year!) A fishing I will go, a fishing I will go, hi-ho and thank you Genie, a fishing I will go.
Very important anniversaries in April: Ed and Arlene Miller, 60 years; Paul and Audrey Romer, Russ and Marie Tesch, 50 years.
President Ronald Reagan had a neat saying, “There you go again.” His saying would most certainly hold true in the case of Beaver Lake residents Lonny and Sue Klemmensen and Dave and Diane Broskoff. Brogan David Klemmensen, son of Cory and Angela Klemmensen, was born December 14th. As of this writing all four grandparents are in agreement that there will be more grandchildren.
Last September, in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, Genie and I were invited to a chicken breast cookout by some couples from Montana. They mentioned a couple that had an outfitter’s ranch where they lived. They referred to the wife as a “Minnesota Girl.” They also told us of the lady hog farmer back in Minnesota who they had met when she visited her “Minnesota Girl” sister in Montana. At a meeting of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church Ladies in Austin, Genie and I were their program. After the program about our experiences with LAMP (Lutheran Association of Missionaires and Pilots,) we were talking to Ladies President, Ila Akkerman, about the nice new facility. Ila mentioned her husband Dale, was very involved in the design and layout. She mentions that they have four children Jill, Jack, Jane and Jay. Jill is a lady hog farmer married to Reed Demmer living by Hartland. Jane is married to Denny Chatlain and they have an outfitter ranch in Montana. Small world, isn’t it?
Genie and I walked around Beaver Lake Tuesday, April 12th for the first time this spring. The lake level is normal for this time of the year. The ice went out early a.m. Sunday April 10th. Sunday p.m., April 10th, the first dock this spring was in the lake at Chuck and Jean Groth’s cabin. Why did you wait so long?
The water was turned on at Beaver Lake Saturday, April 16th. We won’t be hanging out at the cabin until our house is livable after the fire — hopefully by May 1st. Genie has gotten spoiled telling “her” chef what she would like for breakfast.
In the following order on Sunday, April 24th: Hubby Paul Hanson took Paula Hanson to Easter Sunrise Service. Hubby Paul Hanson took Paula Hanson out for her birthday buffet dinner. Hubby Paul Hanson took a nap in the chair, Paula napped on the couch at the cabin. (Fact or fiction, you decide.)
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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 35th 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.