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The mayor of Dorsett, Minnesota is 3 years old. The mayor of Ellendale is 81 years old. The female of his residence tells the mayor of Dorsett what color slacks to wear daily. Do you suppose the female of his residence tells the mayor of Ellendale what color slacks to wear daily?

The last Bike-a-Thon in Freeborn County will be Saturday, May 7. Genie and I worked the Bike-a-Thon a few years when our son Dan was a rider, about eight non-consecutive years. Genie and I have worked the Bike-a-Thon the last four years and we plan on helping the last year.

What do the co-founders of the Geneva Cancer Auction, started in 1985, have in common? They each got married 59 years ago—to each other! Whitey and LaJune, you are a success not only in saying “I do” in the belief of fighting cancer, but also “I do” in the belief of long-term marriages. Way to go.

A count is done annually in mid-January of the bald eagles at Beaver Lake. This is done over a two-day period with the count being 50 this year. I am confused, as 50 seems like a lot of eagles. Why is the Game and Fish Division of Arkansas conducting the survey?

The Minnesota Game and Fish changed their thinking. If you want to, you can fish Mille Lacs Lake with live bait in 2016.

Genie reminded me of giving her a May basket. Let this be a reminder to you. (You can give one to her, too!)

How did the Easter bunny solve the problem of losing part of his tail? Sharp bunny, he went to a retail store.

Who are Donna and Amber of Hartland, Minnesota? They are two of the best deliverers of the Albert Lea Tribune in Albert Lea. 

Many thanks to Jamie, former manager of DQ south in Albert Lea, for all the years of great service.

Per our son Dan in Vermont, the people living there know three people from Minnesota (Paul, Jesse and Garrison). While the people living in Minnesota know only one person from Vermont (Bernie), most Vermonteers know the last name of the three Minnesotans while Minnesotans don’t know the last name of Bernie. As a Minnesotan, do you know the last name of Bernie?

In expressing my concern over the Twins’ bad start with so many losses, the Twins’ higher-ups told me not to worry. They informed me the decision was to get most of the losses out of the way first. As a true Twins fan, I believe the Twins’ higher-ups. Do you think I should be a believer?

F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God) of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church is taking a bus to Lutheran Night at the Twins on Tuesday, July 26. Departure is 4 p.m. from behind Slumberland in Albert Lea, with $45 to hold a seat. More details later. Call me at (507) 373-8655 to hold a seat. Remember, the Twins should win, as they got rid of most of their losses early in the season.


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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