Summer Fever

Archived | July 31, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I’m still coming down from the great emotional waves of the graduations and the wedding, and if you hear that I ran after the car as my daughter and her new husband drove away for their honeymoon, it’s not true. I stood in the driveway and waved, as is my custom when someone I love is off on his or her way. I waved til I could not longer see their little black car, then I went inside and cleaned up after the gift opening party and took a nap and later on Mr. S and I sat on the porch and cried awhile – happy tears, Thank-God-It’s-Over tears, tears not of sadness, but right next door.

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A Morning Golden and True

Archived | July 23, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I was feeling a bit odd, our daughter and her new husband off on their honeymoon just that afternoon — a week up in Bayfield, Wisconsin, going to art festivals and beaches and on tours of islands and the lake itself. No computers. Little communication. Quiet. A fine way to spend the first week of a marriage: together in a quaint small town, near wilderness.

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Funny How Things Work

Archived | July 10, 2015 | By

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I had the good fortune of a last-minute ticket which allowed me to join the crowd at Macalester College, where Mr. Keillor and his friends put on One Fine Show out there on the Great Lawn. So many good people all in one place, and we sang “God Bless America” and Mr. Joe Newberry sang, “The Road is Rocky But It Won’t Be Rocky Long” and there were bagpipers wearing skirt marching through and Jearlyn and Jevetta sang “Until You Come Back to Me” and JD McPherson sang “North Side Gal” and Mr. Keillor told all about the Fourth of July Parade in Lake Wobegon and it was prime time fun and a lovely end to the show’s season.

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