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It’s time for another running of the words column. You figure out the fact or fiction of the words.

Sticky buns in Minnesota are what you get when you sit on something sticky. In North Carolina sticky buns are an edible pastry bun. 

If you feel a headache coming on, brew a quick cup of coffee. In many prescription and over-the-counter medications, caffeine is the helpful ingredient. What do you suppose is the main ingredient in a cuppa java?

Yes, Hubby it is a healthy household duty to wash dishes by hand. Your lady of the kitchen will appreciate the help – just don’t break any. Of what benefit does the medical profession say you will gain? By putting your hands in warm water, you relax your muscles and joints and ease stiffness. (I am our household dishwasher.)

When you’re feeling down in the dumps a quick fix can be a hug from a loved one. Scientists have found that hugging releases oxytocin, the feel good hormone while also decreasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol. (A word to the wise, the hug must be from a loved one or else the level of the stress hormone cortisol will go up.)

Walking bare foot lessens pressure on your knee joints. (This only works in warm weather.) For the Norwegian readers – the only bare part is your feet.

The 2017 state of Minnesota fishing regulations lists the lakes in Minnesota where the DNR has installed underwater cameras. (Skinny dippers beware.)

There are a number of family last names that are well recognized across the USA as being of great character. In many cases the last name is well known in NRHEG land. One such last name was mentioned on the weather channel daily the last few days of April. (Due to heavy flooding.)

Do you know the last name? Hint, it is the same as where an airplane crash-landed in their back yard by Beaver Lake. Another hint, a creek in flooding North Carolina has the same name. Last hint, Cynthia married into the family.

Excellent job NRHEG Star Eagle with fellow columnist Kathy Paulson not only writing the article but also taking excellent pictures.

It’s always a pleasure to read about a successful local business. I’m referring to the Star Eagle newspaper article about Steve’s Meat Market, published April 20, 2017.

Notice the picture of Mom, Donnavon, and daughter Rachael together. Yes, the hair-do and the identical smile has been passed on to Rachael along with winning champion awards.

In a recent survey of NRHEG land Lutheran Churches: Pontoppidan was the hardest to pronounce. Pawntopidown was the most often spelled wrong. Hope was the most appropriately named. LeSueur River could be seen from the greatest distance.

They all had one thing in common — their boss is a Jewish carpenter.


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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