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SENTINEL TRIBUNE V lewpolnt Wednesday, February 25.2004 :i i BETWEEN By Tom Merchant Sentinel Tribune THE Weather goes on It appears we are headed in the right direction, warmer days, warmer nights, before you know it spring will be here. However we will probably have at least one wet sloppy snow storm. Generally about the time most of the snow disappears and things are begin- ning to dry up. I still have a ten foot high snow drift behind my house. I have been thinking about charging admission to see it, however it is hard to get back to it, so Ill have to scratch that idea. The thing that bothers me is most of the water from all that snow will probably go through my garage one way or another. Of course a slow steady LINES came in a little white box to use for its house. He took the box back home, found a good location for the box, and decided he would start off by taking his new pet to church with him. He asked the centipede in the box, "Would you like to go to church with me today? We will have a good time." But there was no answer from his new pet. This bothered him a bit, so he waited a few minutes and then asked him again, "How about going to church with me and receive blessings?" But again, there was no answer from his new friend and pet. He waited a few minutes TLEt5252, STAf00 UR III melt down could help. more, thinking about the situation. , Taking A Centipede to He decided to ask him one more AIBaft. Church time; this time putting his face up I have to thank Rich and against the centipede's house and II Kris Isder for sending this story. A single guy decides life would be more fun if he hadapet. He went to the pet store and told the owner that he wanted to buy an unusual pet. After some discus- sion, he finally bought a cen- tipede, (a 100-legged bug), which shouting, "Hey, in there! Would you like to go to church with me and learn about the Lord?" A little voice came out of the box... -"1 heard you the first time! I'm putting on my shoes." Have a great week! LETTER TO THE EDITOR WWll Veterans Memorial At a recent Senate committee hearing, we heard testimony on the World War II Veterans Memorial being constructed on the Capitol Mall. More than .325,000 Minnesotans served in WFWII. With more than 18,000 WWII veterans dying each day nationwide, I am pleased to see that MN is taking steps to honor the veterans for their service. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, this memorial "brings the voices of MN vets to the heart of the State Capitol where the story of Minnesotans during the war is told." The memorial is an open space sur- rounded by trees, a rose garden and the USS Ward gun. "The complexity of the story of MN WWII veterans is told through the power of the place, its sim- plicity and elegance, and with reverence and respect for all who stand there." The majority of the funding for the memorial is coming from donations collected from citizens across the state. As chair of the Senate Agriculture, Veterans Affairs and Gaming Committee, I would like to let you know that anyone interested in donating to this beautiful memorial can send a check made out to the "WWII Memorial" to . the MN Department of Veterans Affairs, 206 Veterans Affairs Building, 20 W. 12th St., St. paul, MN 55155. In other WWII-related news from the Capitol, I am co-spon- soring a bill to allow licensed vet- erans, organizations, such as VFWs and legions to use lawful gaming proceeds to send two WWII veterans per post to Washington, D.C. for the dedica- tion 'of the National WWII Memorial in May. Veterans have sacrificed so much and I look for- ward to supporting efforts to thank them for their dedication to our nation. Sincerely, Jim Vickerman State Senator Dist. 22 Nicknames Sir: I hope all of you read Ray Crippin's article in Saturday's Daily Glove...About Nicknames... When one grows up with a father called 'Moose' its all very under- standable. One of his best friends was called 'Whitey', but just why, I never have found out. But, approximately a year before Dad died, I asked him how he got the nickname of 'Moose'. He and his teammates had won a ballgame. They were returning to Westbrook in a horse-drawn wagon. Of course, a celebration was in order so, a 'Little Brown Jug' was passed around. While passing a field full of milk cows, the man who would become my dad said to the other boys, "Just look at those 'Moose' " and the name stuck. Now Dad loved a good story or tale, and I'm pretty sure he would have gotten just as big a kick out of it as I did... On the day of his funeral, Mother, Sis, and I were heading for the door of the funer- al parlor, when this gentleman came out. He was all dressed up in his American Legion uniform. As he put his cap back on, I heard him say "Walter? Well, I'll be d-- I always thought his name was 'Moose'!" I still have to smile when I think of that. Dorothy M. Riddell Worthington, MN Recommends I;( 911 seeing Luther I would like to let your readers know that a wonderful fdm on the Reformation is now plang in Marshall, called "Luther". It is a well-done period film, that has gone to a lot of effort to correctly portray the time when Luther and other reformers challenged the existing Church and society to new understanding and,old truths. The aftermath of the ref- ormation had consequences :for the Church, but also affected his- tory. Though not for young chil- dren, this film is a big reminder to all of us, of the cost some of our forefathers paid to stay true to their faith and beliefs. Respectfully submitted, " Pastor Skildum "Stories from the Batt Cave" Ask AI Readers ask the best questions. They are much better than my answers. "What is permafrost?" It is hair coloring that lasts forever. "1 don't enjoy shaving. What is the fastest way to shave?" Duct tape. Stick it on and rip it off. "Do you golf?" I set a course record at the Hartland Country Club when I had 19 putts on the ninth green--they were all long putts. WVhy did the disc jockeys on the old rock-and-roll radio stations yell all of the time?" Because most of their audience consisted of young people in old cars with bad muf- tiers. "Why do noses turn red in the cold?" So other pedestrians can see us coming. "What is the secret to having a good memory?" Never remember that which you can afford to for- get. "Why do men go bald?" They don't. The hair from their head moves to their nose, ears, back and belly button. "1 stopped at Bath, but couldn't find anyone in the town. What gives?" The population was probably away visiting his sister. "You once wrote about a weath- er dog. What is it?" I have a weather dog. She is part pitbull and .part poodle--she's a vicious gossip. I let her outside and when she comes back into the house, I can tell what the weather is. If she is wet, it is raining. If she is warm, the sun is shining. If she has snow on all of her feet, we have 4 feet of snow. "Do you ever find yourself say- ing thesame thing over and over again? Yes, I do. Yes, I do. =What was your preference for a design for the Minnesota quar- ter?" Two dimes and a nickel duct taped together. "In the song, 'The Twelve Days of Christmas,' what are the four calling birds?" They are four birds with cell phones. "What is the death rate in Hartland?" One per person. "What is a synonym?" It is a word you use when you can't spell another one. "How can we be sure that oil spills are bad for fish?" Every time that I have opened a tin of sardines, it is full of oil and dead sardines. "How do you decide what kind of a greeting card to give to your wife?" I try to find one that she would believe. "What is the best way to train a dog?" A rolled up newspaper can be a very effective training tool when utilized properly. For instance, if your dog chews up your shoe or has an the house, bring the dog over to the scene and hit yourself over the head while repeating, "Bad human! I forgot to watch my dog!" "Is there a place to stay in Hartland?" Of course--the Hartland Hilton. This is a classy operation and even offers wake- up calls. If you ask for a 6AM wake-up call and they happen to be all out of 6 AM wake-up calls, they will call you twice at 3 AM. "Why don't you gamble?" Because winning money doesn't thrill me that much and losing money really ticks me off. "Who has the right of way in an unmarked intersection?" Whoever is driving the biggest vehicle. "One of my eyebrows has bro- ken from the pack and is growing straight out. What gives?" It is becoming an antenna. You are going through a metamorphosis and will soon become the human fly. "What did you wear while you Mission Statement The Sentinel Tribune serves the residents and business community of Cottonwood, Redwood, Murray and Lyon County and southwest Minnesota by applying its available resources to accu- rately and consistently pro- duco a quality newspaper which thoroughly covers the news of the area, stimulates thought and conversation, delivers advertising mes- sages in a timely manner, and provides information of general value to its public. In so doing contributes to the overall qualiw of life and economic health of its read- ers, advertisers and commu- nity in general while stimu- lating the professional devel- opment of its employees. were milking cows?" "What is a deer automobile. "What should I say wife asks, "Does this me look fat?" "Does this me look stupid?" "What is the g of growing old?" You to do it over again. "Why aren't people UFOs anymore?" All corders are scaring tt" "Was that a piece ment wedged into that your place this fall?" YeS, combines have for their bridges. "Do you really live out in sticks?" Do I ever. hear about a movie theater near you, it isn' "Why do some birds early in the fall?" To keep having their beaks "When does a when he has enouc pen when he has too "You must have an memory?" My memory that it sometimes goes what actually happened. AI Batt 2004 71622 325 St. Hartland, MN 56042 SnoEowl@ Find us :the Web WWW.I siouxl00 coII1 Z KNOW. 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