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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Cold Spring Record Page 11 i g f Life BIIII'S BITS van n or by B,,, 00oe,00e 2:'00t00ere? TRIPS - Some of my first trips that I can recall were usually with my Mother on a Greyhound- type bus. It was similar to the big Greyhound bus, but was called the Southwest Stage Bus Compa- ny. You could get on the bus in Jackson, Minnesota and stop at every town on its way to Min- neapolis. The bus was boarded at the Ashley Hotel's front curb and I believe it left at about 10:30 a.m. daily. These bus trips with Mom were usually in the Fall, because we went up to Minneapolis so my Mother could attend Teacher's meetings, also known as MEA, which stood for Minnesota Edu- cation Association, and this was a yearly event where teachers could look over new textbooks and possibly learn new teaching methods so they could be better teachers. The fun part for me was the fact that we got to stay in a hotel in downtown Minneapolis. If memory serves me, I believe we stayed at a hotel named the Ven- dome. It was not real fancy, but it had a bathroom just down the hall from our room. This was heaven, because we had no run- ning water back home on the farm. The teacher's meeting was Thursday, Friday, and until about noon on Saturday. That meant two nights in the Vendome Hotel and after the noon lunch- eon it was back on the bus for the long ride home. Depending on when you left would determine your arrival back home. One bus arrived in Jackson at 8:00 p.m. and another at 10:30 p.m. Usually there was someone there to pick you up and take you home, but sometimes you would have to go into the Ashley Hotel to call home. Back then the phones were in a small phone booth and were coin operated and the opeator would tell you how much money to put in the telephone coin slot. I looked forward to going on these trips with Mom because there was an "air of excitement" by going to the big city. In later years, when I entered the teaching field, I ended up go- ing to those same MEA teacher's meetings, only now it was by driving to them and trying to find a parking spot. By then, I was married to my wife, Mae, and she was a teacher also, so we would attend the meetings together and that was nice. In looking back over the years, those earlier times when I tagged along with my mother to those meetings in Minneapolis are "cherised times" that I'll always fondly remember TRIVIA - A Baby Swan is called a cygnet. TITANIC TRIVIA - In addi- tion to all of the Titanic staff members was the eight-piece or- chestra. The band aboard the Ti- tanic gained lasting fame for sticking to their posts until the end and going down with the ship. They played sprightly tunes as the lifeboats were being loaded in order to keep the passengers calm. THE LIGHTSIDE - "Did you hear about the college professor who was involved in a terrible car crash? He was grading papers on a curve." -Jack R. Kiser- "Did you hear about the big winner on Jeopardy? He went home the next day and his wife demanded, 'Who were those women I saw you outwit last night?'" -John Dratwa- A sign in a small Virginia town has to be admired for its cynical honesty: "Antique Tables Made Daily." -Reader's Digest, March, 2007- LENA: "Little Ole is makin' straight A's." OLE: "Yah, but his B's are crooked." Ole called the DNR to have the deer crossing signs near his house moved. Ole said that there were too many deer being hit by cars, and he thought they should cross Snow who? Snow skating today; the ice is too thin. Knock! Knock! Who's there? Mandy. Mandy who? Mandy lifeboats; the ship has hit an iceberg! Knock! Knock! Who's there? Freeze. Freeze who? Freeze a jolly good fellow! Freeze a jolly good fellow! HOUSEHOLD HINT - You can make a potent weed killer by mixing 2 tablespoons of rubbing ALCOHOL and 1 pint of water in a hand-held spray bottle. Then fire away. (Just aim carefully to avoid killing plants you want to keep.) - 101 Problem Solvers- WORDS FOR THE WEEK - "Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug." -John Lithow- "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." -Helen Hays, Long Time Film Actress- "It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes life worth living." -Oliver Wendell Holmes- "I have an everyday religion Banquet Oct. 15 "Every Life is Worth Living" is the theme of this year's annual Evening for Life Banquet at the Richmond Parish Center on Sat- urday, October 15. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. \\; / A dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment will be by Max and the Boys Band. Two Central Minnesota women will share their stories. Everyone is invited. Tickets are $8.00. Bring a teen along free. Call 597-2228 for reservations. The campaign that everyone is talking about is here. Join the prolifers in this awesome life sav- ing venture. Pray and fast and do that works for me Love yourself 40 Days for Life first and everything else falls =J.,i, ,i fl;, 'r:ii  ".",i':i; ,:,'i - , "  We had a little excitement last week at the Community Educa- tion office as several of our senior quilter ladies and office staff found parking tickets on their cars. We soon figured out that the ROCORI School Resource Of- ricer, in attempting to find stu- dents who were parking in the staff parking lot, had unknowing- ly nabbed the wrong cars. We now have staff parking permits and visitor parking per- mits to give out to people who regularly stop at the Senior Cen- ter or Community Education of- rice. If you happen to get a ticket when visiting our building, just bring the ticket in to the Commu- nity Education Office and we will take care of it. A number of wonderful senior media volunteers were back at work starting last week as the new grade 6-12 media center is getting close to being all set up. I am not sure what the volunteers are all doing, but I think it in- cludes carrying, lifting, sorting, shelving, and several other verbs for filling the book shelves. I am thinking the senior vol- unteers will also soon be helping with a variety of other media tasks similar to what they did at the former middle school build- ing. If you would to learn more about being a senior media vol- unteer please contact Mary Steil at 685-4935. Last Friday the ROCORI Sen- ior Center hosted a Friday coffee educational seminar called Aging in Place. The free seminar was to help people adapt, remodel, or change their homes/apartments to be more safe. The home changes might in- clude bathroom handrails, low entry bathtubs, ramps, wider en- try doors, use of rugs?, different lighting, stair railings, etc. The seminar speaking was Jim Green from Lumber One in Cold Spring. I met with high school wrestling coach last week to talk about use of the new high school wrestling room when wrestling reason begins. We are currently using the wrestling room two mornings per week for yoga, one evening for karate and three evenings per week for cardio kickboxing. The problem will be when wrestling starts the new wrestling mats will be in place and they are not intended for all other types of activities. I think the yoga group is o.k. to stay on the wrestling mats, but kickbox- ing and karate may have to move. I am checking to see if the stage area could work instead. into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world" -Lucille Bali- "Faith moves mountains, but you have to keep pushing while you are praying." - Mason Cooley- OLD BURMA-SHAVE SIGNS - If you dislike Big traffic fines Slow down 'Till you Can read these signs BURMA-SHAVE. I Schaefer s Auto Electric, Inc. Rebuilding of: Starters, Generators & Alternators Large stock of rebuilt units Voltage Regulators Custom Made Battery Cables "M 312 Hwy 23 West Rockville, MN Until the next time, please take good care if yourself... B. G. Coming up this week is our first fall date for Saturday swim lessons. We still have openings in several of our groups so if you are interested please call our office at 685-8631. We have a new aquatics coor- dinator, Sara Laudenbach, who is actually a Sartell employee, but will help us out with staff trainings, schedules and evalua- tions. Our goal is continuous im- provement for swim lessons. Last Saturday was our first day for youth ice skating lessons at the River Lakes Ice Arena. We had 32 young skaters who signed up for hockey or figure skating. I remember many winter evenings spent at our local skating rink, but we didn't have high school hockey so I never got to play. I did become a pretty good skater but I am a little worried about how my old(or) bones would han- dle the inevitable falls on the ice. Back on Saturday, October 1, ROCORI had their homecoming football game plus a new build- ing dedication and tours. The new Middle School, gym and cafeteria and remodeled high school are wonderful education areas for staff and students I think ROCORI residents can be proud of what they supported. Coming up this is the vote on renewing a past levy for learning. Please take the time to learn about the importance of this vote to maintain our educational ex- cellence. II II \\; I I II --i il (The big red brick house on the hill II  across the street from Pillar Inn) II Operu tnd full weekend of every month II Thurs. and Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. * Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Contact Pat Miller 320-223-8838 peaceful vigil. This gets the at- tention of the world. The public learns that Life is to be protected, even the small- est, youngest is a human and cannot be destroyed by abortion. Those who work and use the Planned Parenthood facility see the efforts of many pro-lifers, walking peacefully and praying, carrying the new bright yellow signs that just simply say "Choose LIFE", and smiling at everyone. Pro-lifers want to help all life. That is what the 40 Days for Life Campaign is all about. The campaign is about saving lives, not only educating the pub- lic but influencing the mothers who come to realize that strangers care about her baby, she who will work it out and al- low the child to continue living. In America alone, a nation that was founded on an unalien- able right to life, endowed by our Creator, more than 1,200,000 in- nocent children are killed by abortion each year. But remem- ber, it is not only children who are affected, but millions of women have been wounded by abortion, some physically and many more emotionally and spir- itually, and fathers who have children to abortion have been shoved to the sidelines aban- doned to lives of regret. The young have been told a lie about so-called sexual freedom without being adequately warned about the long term consequences of promiscuity and sin. The na- tional media has overwhelmingly taken a position in favor of abor- tion. Clearly our culture has turned away from God. There is reason to have great hope. That hope is found in a simply, highly effective, prolife campaign known as 40 Days for Life. To date 400,000 people of faith and conscience have joined together to pray and fast for an end to abortion. There have been 4,131 children saved (document- ed) from abortion. Many who have abortion experiences in their past have found healing. Fourteen abortion facilities have gone out of business and others have experienced sharp setbacks, less business. Please make a decision today to take action. Call 252-3017 for details or just get in the car and drive to East St. Germain, four blocks past the river and join oth- ers six days a week, 12 hours each day, who are making a dif- ference by walking in peaceful prayer vigil to witness that the only choice is LIFE. Assumption Community Hosts 3rd Harvest Moon Benefit Concert Assumption Community is sponsoring its 3rd annual HAR- VEST MOON BENEFIT CON- CERT on Friday, October 21, 2011. This event will be held again at the St. Boniface Parish Center in Cold Spring and will feature a concert by HOME- FREE. The event begins at 6:00 PM and will feature a hot and cold appetizer and dessert buffet, refreshments and live dinner. Dress up for a free photograph and participate in a new form of Silent Auction for special theme baskets. Homefree is all a cappella and it's what they do. But they're not your bow-tie barbershop quartet. They're a vocal band which means they do more than sing - they recreate the entire band ex- perience - engaging audiences in a rich blend of harmonies while entertaining them with good clean fun. Just five guys from Minnesota with five microphones and no in- struments, Home Free books shows all over the world perform- ing at everything from elite black-tie events to casual high school assemblies. They have brought their love of a cappella music into public schools, raising music awareness and thousands of dollars for local high school music programs. With a musical style they call "an eclectic mix of everything" they have taken a cappella in a direction that caters to every generation. Come join in a great evening of good food, good music, good friends, and enjoy a great event that supports the community out- reach programs and general oper- ations of the Assumption Com- munity which has supported ROCORI area seniors since 1963. Complete the Advance Sales Ticket form and mail today or bring it along with your check to Alice at the Reception Desk of Assumption Home. For more in- formation visit the Assumption Home website at: www.assump- tionhome.org, email Tony at: tonyn@assumptionhome.com, or call him at (320) 685-3693, ext 140. This event is sponsored by As- sumption Community with the generous support of the following co-sponsors: 1st National Bank of Cold Spring; Thrifty White Pharmacy; Conlon Construction Company; State Bank of Cold Spring; Robert R. Thelen, CPA; Tom Kraemer, Inc.; Cold Spring Granite; Wealthcare, Inc.; Marco : Business Products; Paynesville Area Health Care System, eters Chevrolet; The Cathol: Foundation, Diocese of Sair Cloud; Central Minnesota Union; Cold Spring Lions Club; Brenny Transportation, Inc.; ;! Westwmd Woodworkers; Krae-?." mer Trucking and Excavating, and Leighton Broadcasting. 2012 Annual Health Care Choices Guide The annual statewide Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare guide is published by the Minnesota Board on Aging The guide offers free, comprehen- sive, objective information about options for Minnesota Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. Call the Senior LinkAge Line@ to request a free copy at 1-800-333-2433. It is important for all Medicare beneficiaries to be aware of a change in the Medicare Open Enrollment Peri- od for this year, 2011. Beginning this year the Medicare Open En- rollment Period will occur from October 15th through December 7th. This period is a time for in- dividuals to compare plans that will be available for 2012, make sure their current plan will fit their needs in the new year, as well as switch plans if an individ- ual wishes. If one does decide to change plans during this time, the new plan will become effec- tive January 1st of the upcoming year. For assistance comparing plans, please call the Senior LinkAge Line@ at 1-800-333- 2433 during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Assistance is available over-the-phone or in person. Irrigation Drilling If your farm irrigation system is in need of repair or if you're considering replacing or installing a new farm irrigation well this year, give Traut Wells in Waite Park a call.