After 37 summers of walking around Beaver Lake, it was just natural to keep on walking now that we’re living in Albert Lea the year around. On my morning walk by Fountain Lake, a female runner moving at a fast pace, sweat running, headband, jogging apparel, is headed right at me. Wendy Schultz, you brought back memories of old when the same thing happened many times on my morning walk around Beaver Lake.
Genie and I attended the annual meeting of the Ellendale Area Heritage Society at the old Thompson Boat House on the south side of Beaver Lake. It was well attended with many stories and sharing of great memories about the Beaver Lake area. Memories of the waterslide, Black Wool Rental, bathing suits, cattle in the lake, skinny dipping, fishing, swimming, etc., were enjoyed by all. (The coffee and goodies were the frosting on the stories.)
Many times, for one reason or another, my Adams apple has caused talking and swallowing to be temporarily a bit difficult. One such recent happening was when the luminaries, in the grandstand, were lit to spell, “Hope,” at the annual Relay for Life in Albert Lea.
Going into the baseball season for the Twins, I told myself I’d be happy with a .500 percentage year. It looks like my sights might be a little high. Do you realize every game the Twins play at Target Field is about three million dollars spent in Minnesota? (30,000 in attendance at a conservative $100 per person.)
Have you shopped at Salvies in Albert Lea? This store just might have what you want that is not edible or drinkable. The store is run by two lady CEOs with both answering to the title of Major. If you are looking for the location of Salvies, the store is on 416 Bridge Avenue. Salvies is most certainly a store with reasonable prices. (Both Ellendale and New Richland have a similar store.) I can never remember the right name of the store so I just call it Salvies.
Thanks to Crystal Miller and employees of the Albert Lea Tribune for being such great hosts in giving the Noon Albert Lea Lions Club a tour of your facilities. (I’m a long time member of the Noon Lions.) We were each given a “visitors special edition,” plus a “got issues” yellow t-shirt with Albert Lea Tribune on the back in the size we wanted. The special edition with our Lions group picture was printed while we were there!
Some interesting statistics about the tribune:
14 tons of paper per month to print the paper.
Older people (over 55) are the highest percentage of readers.
Over $50,000 yearly incomes are the highest percentage of readers.
It is one of 25 daily papers in Minnesota.
Two of the current female employees are good winkers!
Bob is a retired AAL (Aid Association for Lutherans) agent, currently working on his master’s degree in Volunteering. 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. Bob says if you enjoy his column, 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.