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It is time for another “running of the words” column. (Remember, you decide whether the column is “fact or fiction.”)

If you want to hobnob with some of the Albert Lea area’s best bowlers, Central Freeborn Lutheran Church is the place to do so. Levi and dad Reverend Matt Griggs were the winners of the Youth-Parent Winter Bumper League team McDoubles. John and James Amorosa were winners of the McDonald’s Friday Youth Bowling League. Bev Indrelie is constantly a winner of the weekly high games or high series for women. Jim Larson is constantly a winner of the weekly high games or high series for men. (Yes, these great bowlers are all members of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church.)

The pair of bald eagles has returned from the South and once again taken up nesting residence at their St. John’s seasonal home in Albert Lea.

Hey, moms: Do you want the good news first, or the bad news first? The good news is if you’re a resident Minnesota mom, you can go fishing in Minnesota for free May 7-8, 2016. The bad news is if you want to keep a walleye, you must wait until after you have purchased a Minnesota 2016 fishing license, which allows you to keep a walleye beginning Mother’s Day weekend, May 14. (Keeping a walleye is illegal at Mille Lacs Lake.)

If you don’t like the causing of the death of any kind of fish yet you like to fish, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has created a fishery for you. You must use artificial bait and release any walleye caught in Mille Lacs Lake.

Speaking of Mother’s Day, living or deceased, tell Mom “thanks.” Just remember – she was one of the great reasons for your being in this world.

A sure way of knowing you’re eligible for all senior discounts is when your youngest is in their fifties. Happy birthday, Dan.

The guess of when all the snow would be gone on the west side of the parking lot plus adjacent ground at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church was Kris Amorosa with the date of April 4. Rumor has it that Kris had a padlock on the freezer (she had the only key) to be sure she got her fair share of the DQ ice cream cake that was the winning prize.

Genie and I cried as we dropped two envelopes in the mailbox Monday, April 18. At least we had extra days to pay this year. By the way, cats or dogs do not qualify for dependents. (I checked, as the instructions didn’t specify humans only.)

In doing research on Yogi Bera and his sayings, I found many great Yogi-isms. When he was asked what he attributed all his success to, he replied, “The surroundings make the man.”

Visit the office of dentist George R. Lundstrom, look at all those pretty female surroundings and you will understand the Yogi-ism, “The surroundings make the man.”


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.

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