Minnesota Winters: Past and Present

  Today when I drove through what appeared to be a sandstorm, sand swirling on the highway and in front of my car, I see the sand as what it really is: snow, and I wonder how people in previous generations managed these blizzards. I am reminded of my grandmother and her life in Southwest Minnesota. Grandma […]

Christmas and the Depressing Depression

Dad grew up during the Great Depression. His grandmother lived with them and from everything he ever told me, she was a tyrant and very mean. Grandma walked with a cane and always had a bag of peppermints in her pocket. One of my dad’s earliest memories was from his childhood, when she would ask Dad […]