MARILYN HAGERTY: June is upon us
Dear Shirley, We're heading into June, and the moving trucks are coming and going. Still, Jeff Whalen of Whalen's Moving & Storage tells me that people are on the move year round. Not just in June. His grandfather, William Whalen, started the...
We’re heading into June, and the moving trucks are coming and going.
Still, Jeff Whalen of Whalen’s Moving & Storage tells me that people are on the move year round. Not just in June.
His grandfather, William Whalen, started the moving business in Grand Forks in 1917. Those were the days, Shirley, when people packed things in trunks.
These days the movers are busier all year round. People are going cross country. Many move regionally to places like Omaha, Neb., or the Twin Cities. And some of those moving trucks are taking people across town.
With graduations and people opening up lake homes, it seems as though everything is on the move.
Usually the police department has an auction in May or June of bikes that have been lost, strayed or stolen. But this year they say the auction will be in August.
I know you aren’t yearning for a bike, Shirley. But the auction can be a good way for some people to pick one up.
They run an ad three times in the legal section of this newspaper beforehand.
I suppose all you people in Arizona have those covers on your steering wheels to protect your hands from the heat. We have had a little 80 plus heat this week. Not quite enough to make a person sweat.
That’s good because the schools in Grand Forks won’t be out for another week.
The Queen of England hit her 89th birthday in April. The official celebration will be in June. Well, as you know, Shirley, I was born the same year as the queen – 1926.
My growing-up years eating berries along the banks of the Missouri River down in Pierre, S.D., were different than Queen Elizabeth’s experiences. So on Saturday I will be eating Mr. Goodbars and celebrating. And the Queen probably will have high tea with little crumpets for her official celebration later on.
Trusting you are faring well in Tucson, Ariz., I remain, your sister, Marilyn, looking for catfish swimming in the Red River of the North.
P.S. Hope you have a better time finding Mr. Goodbars in Tucson than I do in Grand Forks.