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MARILYN HAGERTY: Garden show, Farmer's Market among weekend events

It's been 20 years since Kenneth Davidson ate the tulip bulbs. And he and his wife, Marion, are still getting along well. As a matter of fact, they just celebrated 64 years of marriage.

It's this way -- Marion was gone once in the fall of 1993, and Kenneth was home alone fixing a hamburger for himself. He found some onion-looking things in the garage and sliced them up for the burger.

When Marion came home, she asked if he had seen her tulip bulbs in the garage. Kenneth had to admit he ate them. And he said they were pretty good.

You talk to all kinds of people and learn all kinds of things at the Farmer's Market in Town Square Saturday mornings. Tony Waldner tells me the chickens at the Forest River Hutterite Colony are trained to lay their eggs between 3 and 7 a.m. The eggs are fresh when they come into the market.

Charlotte Landsem leaves her kitchen at Edmore, N.D., at 6 a.m. and is unloading her lefse in Town Square at 7:30 p.m. You see honey, candy, jewelry, pottery, wall hangings -- everything -- at the market. Yvonne Widdel has a card promoting her "darn good" lefse. Mark Melby is sometimes around with Mel-Bee honey. Judy Adams brings in gorgeous Bits O'Thread from Thompson.

This is the weekend for the annual garden tour sponsored by the Grand Forks Horticulture Society. It all starts at the Myra Museum, 2405 Belmont Road. There, the plant doctor will be on hand to answer questions.

Six area homes are on the tour. Tickets are available on Saturday and Sunday at the Myra Museum and at area garden centers. This year's tour features smaller yards with flowers, fruit and vegetable plantings that are decorative and serve a purpose, according to Anne Smith of the Horticulture Society.

Cars, Stars, Football

The weekend arrives with cars roaring around the Grand Forks Speedway this evening -- if it doesn't rain. The Shrine Bowl football game is set for Saturday in the Alerus Center. ... There's an Art and Wine walk downtown Saturday afternoon. ... And there's another star party tonight at UND's Clifford Hall as well as a free movie for children Saturday afternoon at the Grand Forks Public Library.

The best time of all might be at the new performing arts center at Red River High School where "Beauty and the Beast" opens tonight and runs through Tuesday.

Ask Marilyn

Q. What's going on with class reunions?

A. It's hard tracking them down, but the East Grand Forks Class of 1945 has scheduled a gathering this weekend at the VFW Club. And the East Side class of 1993 will begin their reunion tonight at the Blue Moose.

Terry and Dorothy

Cheerful persons of the week: Terry Daucsavage and Dorothy Hoistad.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at or by telephone at (701) 772-1055.