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Do you recognize the name Colonel Albert Lea? How about Ulysses Grant, or Stonewall Jackson, maybe George Washington, possibly Robert E. Lee or even Abraham Lincoln?

He recently retired from a company in Owatonna whose name he helped become well known, namely Cybex. He currently lives in Albert Lea. His parents are Lavonne and Orland, also living in Albert Lea. He was released from New Richland High School in 1970. The next time you see him, say, “Hi,” to the real living Robert E. Lee.

Happy birthday to a retired nurse, formerly of the Hartland area, now living in Albert Lea. To celebrate moving into another decade in her life she is being taken to a Twins game on July 4th. I won’t give her name but you can check with daughter Cathy in case you haven’t figured out who this great Twins fan is. (By the way, daughter Cathy helped lead in singing the national anthem before a Twins game). One more clue, her first name is Jane.

The hot, hot (over 90 degrees) weather has made me be a “do the same thing over, and over again person.” The do over routine is: walk by seven, shower at nine, nap at 11, lunch at 12, then stay in air conditioning till yard work at 8 p.m. I guess I could say, “I’m in a warm weather rut.”

Did you know the Park and Rec employees in Albert Lea can create rainbows? Be on the north side of Fountain Lake in Albert Lea, just south of Security Bank between 8 and 9 a.m. when the sprinklers in Fountain Lake are on and the sun is visible. Look to your left at the water spraying in the air. You might even get a great picture for your family Christmas letter. By the way, don’t go out in the water as this rainbow does not have a pot of gold at the end of it.

True story: fishing was very good for one guy fishing from shore. The conservation officer suddenly was right above him looking down. Fishing then became very bad. With 16 crappies over his limit, plus one illegal walleye, the very bad was a $500 fine, loss of fishing license, loss of rod and reel and the conservation officer even took the fish.

Quote from a promoter of Bluegill Fishing, “It’s not the size of the fish in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the fish.” If you have ever caught a bluegill, you will most certainly agree with the promoter.

My feelings after mowing lawn, “I felt like a dirty old man - so I took a shower - now I feel just like an old man.”

Do you suppose there will be a “Circle me Bert” at the Twins ballgame honoring Jane Crowe in July. Her name, as a birthday Gal, will be on the Twins scoreboard.


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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