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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 the Twins played a night game at Target Field in Minneapolis against Tampa Bay. What was so unusual was not the fact that the Twins lost, but the clothing they wore consisted of baseball caps with flaps and earmuffs, plus sweatshirts with a hood. Under the uniform either a full long-john or a to the waist long-john was the undercover apparel worn. Yes, it snowed and the green grass was white!

With all the cold weather, Genie has gone to an undercover outfit also. Her’s is an under the cover while watching the Twins on TV.

Where our son lives, in Vermont, it began snowing at a minor league baseball game just as the game started. These were the big, fluffy snow flakes which caused the game to be cancelled. The fans decided to make the best of it so they built a life-size snowman at all nine positions!

The word is out on defeating the Twins. Score four runs and most likely your team will win. Score five or more runs and it is almost certain your team will win. (The Twins have only scored more than five runs once so far as of the writing of this article.)

Can a high school softball player hit two home runs in one game? Can a high school softball pitcher throw 25 strikeouts combined in two consecutive games? Can the above mentioned players live on the shore of Beaver Lake? Can the above players have a coach named Wenday? Can the above players actually be one in the same person? Ask Jade Schultz and she will tell you yes to each question. How does Jade know? Because she is that person.

There is an old Norwegian true fable that the robin will build a nest after it has snowed on its’ back three times. This fable goes on to say that is als the time to begin field work (including getting the garden ready for planting.) In other words, whether the tires hold up, green or red, let’s roll!

Rumor has it that Grandma and Grandpa Denherder of Beaver Lake are out of pennies. Thanks Madison, for your help in NRHEG Elementary as a student in raising pennies for your school to be third in its size in Minnesota in the Pennies for Patients campaign. (The money is used to fight blood cancer.)

Times have changed. It used to be a great fun-filled tradition. I’m referring to the filling of a May basket with goodies and leaving it on a doorstep as you ran away after ringing the door bell on the first day of May. I will admit getting a surprise of snowflakes in the air on May 1st but sad to say “No May basket.”

Do you remember when you planted a tree on Arbor Day?

Did you remember Mother’s Day? If so, great. It not, it’s not too late to ask for forgiveness.

An young man from Ellendale is now a college graduate. He graduated Cum Laude in Finance which means he worked his tail off to get good grades. He has a good work ethic as he was one of the best carry out cashiers at Lerberg’s that we’ve experienced. Tom Burshem, you will be a good finance person!

We are currently spending our days and nights betwen the lake cabin, our house in Albert Lea, and the Sunshine (Knights Inn) Motel on East Main in Albert Lea. We’re now shooting for June 1st for our Albert Lea house to be livable.

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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 36th 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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