MARILYN HAGERTY: Time has come to walk with toes curled underNegotiating on snow and ice is an art in Grand Forks
The time has come for me to dust off the rules to live by during the winter in Grand Forks. They were written originally by Eldon Zeller when he was administrator of the physical plant for Altru. They have been continued and issued each year at UND. Zeller doesn’t care who gets credit as long as the rules help someone from having a fall.
By: Marilyn Hagerty, Grand Forks Herald
Get your hands out of your pockets. This reduces your ability to use your arms for balance when you slip on ice.
The time has come for me to dust off the rules to live by during the winter in Grand Forks. They were written originally by Eldon Zeller when he was administrator of the physical plant for Altru. They have been continued and issued each year at UND.
Zeller doesn’t care who gets credit as long as the rules help someone from having a fall.
So when walking, you should curl your toes under and walk as flat footed as possible. Take short to medium length steps or shuffle your feet in very icy areas. Do not step on uneven surfaces and step well over or avoid curbs with ice on them.
Here’s more advice: Wear boots or shoes with grip soles. Slick leather or rubber soles on dress shoes definitely place you in risk on ice. Take short to medium length steps and shuffle your feet in very icy areas.
And, for heaven’s sake, place your full attention on your walking. Don’t let fumbling around for your keys or digging in your pockets distract you.
The weekend arrives with Coyotes approaching on Interstate 94. . . You might hear some of their fans howling when they hold a pre-game party at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tavern United Sports Pub in the Canad Inn. . . Meanwhile, Sioux fans are invited to get the lowdown on sports from coaches at the noon luncheon today at the Alerus with Lowell Schroeder presiding. . . The road to Bemidji will be dotted with Sioux fans going over for the weekend games with Bemidji State . . . And the Sioux are hosting the Great West Conference tournament this weekend at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. . .
Meanwhile, “Assassins” continues tonight and Saturday at the UND Burtness Theatre. . . Drawing audiences that go away amused and thoughtful. . . “Guys and Dolls” is the attraction this weekend at East Grand Forks Senior High. . .“We the People” is running at Sacred Heart Auditorium. . . North by Midwest Craft Spectacular runs Saturday at North Dakota Museum of Art and is free. . . And UND Jazz Ensemble will perform “In Full Swing” in cabaret style this evening in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. . . Movie night begins at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at Grand Forks City Library where popcorn is free. . . .
Q. What is the most interesting vanity plate you have seen lately?
A. Well, there was one that said BUMLDB4. Another was IMTWEET. Then I saw MXCNROZ and a reader saw BLANKY.
Q. What do friends call UND Professor Frank White as a nickname?
A. It used to be “Cocoa.”
Q. What’s good to remember on Thanksgiving Day?
A. The USDA says half of the plate should be vegetables and fruits. Grains should occupy little more than a fourth. And I guess the rest should be turkey.
Hyrum, Zeb, Vivian
Cheerful people of the week: Hyrum Patterson, Zeb Miller, Vivian Rydell.
Reach Marilyn Hagerty at email@example.com or by telephone at (701) 772-1055.