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Marilyn Hagerty: First snow gets mixed reception

So, we have seen it. The first snow of the season on Thursday was wet, wild and chilly. To cheerful people, it was beautiful. To the grumps, it was cold and disgusting. Some people called their travel agents, demanding, "Get me out of here." Othe...

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So, we have seen it.

The first snow of the season on Thursday was wet, wild and chilly. To cheerful people, it was beautiful. To the grumps, it was cold and disgusting.

Some people called their travel agents, demanding, "Get me out of here." Others with smiles on their faces looked around for sleds and hockey sticks.

Dave Andrews was among golfers finishing what they considered their last rounds on Wednesday. He played cheerfully at the East Grand Forks Club and says he didn't swear. Golden leaves and ripe red apples still clinging to my tree seemed to be saying, "Summer isn't over until it's over."

On weekend trips to the markets, shoppers around here will be picking up treats. They will hand them out in good humor when October bows out on Halloween. Which is Tuesday. The only problem is finding Mr. Goodbars. You can't get the little ones around here-except in bags with mixtures of bars. It makes a woman wonder, "What is this world coming to?"

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Still there is a myriad of pre-Halloween events going on. For little kids, who like treats and stories, the place to go on Sunday afternoon is the Myra Museum.

For people like me, who like apple crisp and apple pie, the place to go Saturday morning is First Presbyterian Church. That's way down at 5555 S. Washington St. There, they will be holding their 14th annual Apple Fest.

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Ask Marilyn

Q. What interesting license plates have been spotted recently?

A. LUVMADS, BE FREE, BANGKOK. Also 8TEESVN, HLFWAY, UBERMOM, STECKX5.

Q. What's with the UND fan luncheon this Friday?

A. There isn't one. The hockey team has gone out to play Colorado College. And the football team is at Portland State. The good news is that the lively North Dakota volleyball team has a game here with Montana State at the Betty at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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Q. What is the cost to attend the Metropolitan Opera auditions Saturday at the Hughes Fine Arts Center?

A. The weekend events are free and open to the public.

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Louise and Royce

Cheerful people of the week: Louise Pinkerton and Royce Blackburn.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at mhagerty@gra.midco.net or by telephone at (701) 772-1055.

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