Monthly Archives: September 2018

2018: Staying Home for Awhile, August

St. Paul, MN Sept. 7, 2018

View of downtown St. Paul from a pontoon on the Mississippi River

A book launch, a visit from our Boston area family and the Minnesota State Fair…August was a glorious month to stay home.

Ed’s sister Jude had been working on a book to share with readers her journeys with 8 dogs over her life. July 2019 was publication for My Dogs And How They Shaped My Life. We kicked off August by hosting a book launch for Jude. It was a well attended gathering of friends, family and neighbors congratulating Jude on her book and hearing her give readings from several chapters. Her book is available on Amazon.

Jude’s book launch

We continued our civic and community volunteering this month (League of Women Voters, Bell Museum and National Park Service)with Ed adding a FULL day (6 a.m.- 9 p.m.) to serve as an assistant election judge at one of the Ramsey County precincts.

Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel

Once a month the Fort Snelling Veterans Memorial Chapel is open to the public. We spent some time there during its open hours this month and were impressed with the various stained-glass windows. The chapel was dedicated in 1928 and currently holds non-denominational worship service on Sundays sponsored by the Chapel Foundation.

Family time

While we enjoyed visiting with North Carolina Evergreeners who stayed 3 nights with us, we were delighted to have our daughter and daughter-in-law visiting from the Boston area. Besides visiting with Mom and Dad, time with twin sister and visits with the aunts were on their schedule. However, the timing of their trip out here was to have some time at the great Minnesota Get Together; also known as the Minnesota State Fair. They had a successful day at the fair. Since Ed was volunteering twice at the National Park Service’s booth at the Fair, we went 2 days. We helped make the overall attendance an all-time record at 2,046,533.

Scenes from the Minnesota State Fair

Leave your diet at the gate!

Chris and Ed Sept. 7, 2018

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