Tag Archives: North Dakota

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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Fast Eddie – The Coolest Dad Ever

  My good friends and those of you who follow me on Facebook know that my Dad’s nickname is Fast Eddie. Friends ask me from time to time how he got the nickname. The story goes (I think?) is that … Continue reading

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Slumber Parties and Side Effects

Somewhere around the age of 11 or 12 I went to my first slumber party in my hometown of Devils Lake, North Dakota. Prior to that I had had sleepovers at a friend’s house, just the two of us, but … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about my Mom a lot since she passed away unexpectedly about three months ago. Sometimes the memories are prompted in a surprising way. Last week a co-worker came into my office late in the afternoon with an … Continue reading

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The Recipe Box

A friend of mine recently asked me for a recipe for a dish that I brought to her house for Thanksgiving some years back. The dish was Grandma B.’s Glorified Rice. If you’re not familiar with Glorified Rice, it’s a … Continue reading

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Remembering Mom

My Mom recently passed away unexpectedly at the age of 77. I didn’t see it coming, and it took me very much by surprise. Quite frankly I am still processing her death. It still doesn’t seem quite real. She still … Continue reading

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I’m Fixable

  Benign is a pleasant word. It rolls off the tongue so easily and smoothly and has a¬†truly warm and pleasant quality¬†about it. So does its meaning. First – gentle and kindly. It all sounds like a peaceful day by … Continue reading

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