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Dave and Lenore

Recalled Memories Relieve Anxiety and Stress in Alzheimer Patients

Posted on 26. Dec, 2010 by .

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Recently I read an article in the St Paul Pioneer Press that excited me because it was a brilliant idea. St. Paul resident, Anne Dougherty created this non profit organization that creates custom movies, digital frames and photo albums for people with Alzheimer”s disease and other forms of dementia. It is called The Big Picture […]

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An Evening At Meredee’s Bistro For Fine Dining

Posted on 11. Dec, 2010 by .

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It is always so satisfying to find an excellent place for fine dining in one’s own hometown area. The other evening my friend Don and I enjoyed our second visit to Meredee’s Bistro in as many weeks. Most of the tables were occupied with satisfied diners when we arrived but after being greeted at the door by a […]

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The Joys Of Condo Living

Posted on 18. Dec, 2010 by .

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Oh yes, I know it is wonderful to have one”s own little cozy house with pretty flowers and a yard, and maybe a small, furry doggie to call our own, and that is great when we are young and full of the three Vees, vim, vigor and vitality. I have been there, done that and loved […]

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There Is Something About A Real Christmas Tree

Posted on 18. Dec, 2010 by .

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I remember when, as a child, we would tread through the newly fallen snow, to the woods, in search of our family Christmas tree. It was always fun to search for what we thought was the perfect tree and select it from the many trees in our wooded pasture. Upper Michigan had good soil for the evergreen […]

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Long Ago On Christmas Eve

Posted on 05. Dec, 2010 by .

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Looking out my window on this snowy winter day, my mind drifts back to a long ago Christmas Eve at my Finnish grandmother’s house on the farm in Michigan. My dear little grandmother came over to this country as a young girl, crossing a vast ocean and leaving  her family behind, to make a new […]

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My Black Ice Experience

Posted on 05. Dec, 2010 by .

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I have never been afraid of winter driving but since my experience with black ice last January, I am very cautious these days. Today, when I drove to my volunteer job at Chisago Lakes Clinic, I was quite unsure if I should have been on the road because traffic was crawling along and Highway 8 was […]

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When Love Comes Calling Follow your Heart

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by .

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Yes, we know it is not Valentine’s Day yet but I think this is an appropriate story for this season, because, in a way, it is a small miracle, which I would like to share with my readers. First of all, I am not a spring chicken, at age 77, though I am a very young […]

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Welcome All To The Chisago Lake Lutheran Church Bazaar

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by .

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Please mark Saturday, November 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on your calendar to come to our yearly church bazaar. I can tell you from personal experience, that it is a great experience. I usually am there with my artwork and paintings  and attendance is very good.  This year, it is bigger than ever, I have been […]

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An Afternoon At Como Conservatory and Zoo

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 by .

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This past Friday, my friend and I decided to brave the cold preview of winter, and find our way to the tropical atmosphere of Como Conservatory, which is always a joy to visit.  Being a Friday, rather than a weekend day, we did not have to tread through crowds, yet there were several families and […]

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A Touch Of Culture At The Landmark Center

Posted on 21. Nov, 2010 by .

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Today, my friend and I spent a couple of hours enjoying the beauty of  St.Paul’s Landmark Center which is located in beautiful Rice Park.  The magnificent building was designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, who served as a supervising architect for the U.S. Treasury Department.  Local architects James Knox Taylor and Edward Bassford supervised the building […]

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