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All you old time bass fishermen have got to change your way of thinking that bass don’t bite after dark — they do! Tom Heimbuch, a part-time cabin resident at Beaver Lake from Mason City, Iowa, has proof. At about 11:30 p.m. along the north shore trolling with a chub on a spinner, he had a snag. Suddenly, the snag started to move away from Tom. The end result was a 22 ½ inch, 5.2 lb. large mouth bass caught by a 17 year-old high school senior. Who said old fishermen can’t learn from young fishermen?

What do Whitney, Max, Faith, Bailey, Brady, Logan and Annabelle all have in common? They have great grandparents who have a cabin on Beaver Lake. Grandpa Paul helps put the worms on the hook and take the fish caught off the hook. Grandma Paula, with a clothes pin on her nose, allows them to store the worms in the refrigerator.

In talking to Melanie Crabtree, I found out there has been a major change in their family life. Hubby Scott has literally given up fishing at Beaver Lake. She explained they bought the land where cabin one used to be and now Scott just doesn’t have time to fish. 

She went on to explain that the purchase has become a hobby and maybe even an obsession for Scott. With a sheepish grin and a twinkle in her eye, she confessed that she and the kids think it is a good obsession.

(The following was omitted from last week’s column.)

A volunteer grand marshal stepped forward for the tenth annual Beaver Lake Watercraft Parade held at 3 p.m. Saturday July 2nd. The grand marshall graced a float pulled by snapping turtles. The turtles had false teeth and false nails dangling just out of reach to keep them going. At the end of the parade, the turtles were permitted to chow down. Greg Wayne, a lake resident, was on hand to collect nails and teeth for next year’s parade.

Win, lose or cancelled, Grace Lutheran Church of Albert Lea and Central Freeborn (my church) of rural Albert Lea have booked a 56 passenger coach bus for Monday and Tuesday, August 22 and 23 to go to Lutheran Night at Target Field. The Twins will play Baltimore.

The bus will depart from behind Slumberland in Albert Lea. Monday night seating is home plate view and Tuesday is in the family section. Tickets are $45 per person payable in advance with no refunds. Please call me at (507) 373-8655, if you want to go. As of this writing, each bus is over half full.

The atheist, on his death bed, requested a Bible — when asked why, he said, “I’m looking for an eligibility loophole.”

Message on a church outdoor sigh in St. Louis, MO in huge black letters: “Bible Study every Saturday evening at 7 – B.Y.O.B.” (This was followed by small white letters, Bring Your Own Bible.)

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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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