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A Shirt-tail Cousin

“I think he might be a shirt-tail cousin of mine,” my Dad said during a conversation about someone in town whose last name is Jaeger (as opposed to Jager). This discussion took place during my recent trip back to my … Continue reading

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Grinchy Bug Hum Ba

(This is my unscrubbed, unedited, really just blog notes, raw, uncut blog post. That will explain it.) Dec., 12, 11:26 p.m., almost Friday the 13th It used to be when I couldn’t sleep and had an idea for a blog … Continue reading

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Riding in The Back Seat: Christmas and Other Small Town Memories

This time of year when I am Christmas shopping I often think of a favorite childhood holiday candy. Growing up in the small town of Devils Lake, ND, our family belonged to St. Olaf Lutheran Church. We participated in the … Continue reading

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Bedtime at Grandma’s

I have wonderful memories of both sets of my grandparents, especially from around the holidays. We typically spent Christmas Eve in Devils Lake, N.D., with my paternal grandparents who tended to have a little louder, looser and larger gathering – … Continue reading

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Christmas lost and found

As I previously shared before I moved back to Colorado last spring I got rid of a lot of stuff by either selling, throwing or giving things away. I don’t think I would have done any of those things to … Continue reading

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Christmas Big and Small: Adjusting to My Life in My Hometown

(Following is my column that appeared in the Dec. 18th column of the Devils Lake Journal, where I work as a reporter/writer). This is the first year I have spent the entire month of December in Devils Lake since I … Continue reading

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Looking Back: Adventures in Ham Land, Adjusting to Life in My Hometown

(Following is my column, which appeared in the Tues., Dec. 11th edition of the Devils Lake Journal http://www.devilslakejournal.com/ where I am a reporter/writer. For more info about my hometown of Devils Lake, North Dakota, visit http://www.devilslakend.com/) Last year when I … Continue reading

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