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Marilyn Hagerty: Keep swimming and keep studying

Dear Carmen, The note you left was on my desk when I started clearing things up after you all left Grand Forks. I am so pleased that you write notes and letters. Now I hope you will take Latin in high school. It can help with your progress. You a...

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Dear Carmen,

The note you left was on my desk when I started clearing things up after you all left Grand Forks.

I am so pleased that you write notes and letters. Now I hope you will take Latin in high school. It can help with your progress.

You are the youngest of my eight grandchildren, and you are growing up too fast. Now you have summer vacation stretching ahead before you jump into the ninth grade in Pittsburgh.

Here in Grand Forks, Jason Hawley teaches Latin in our high schools. I guess you know Latin is one of my causes.

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Everyone needs causes, Carmen. I think dachshunds also are one of yours. It was so great to have you with me at the dog show last week in Lincoln Park.

It was fun judging with Kevin D, the radio guy. That dachshund dressed up like a chicken was really funny. I think it was great to have the Grand Forks Police Dog unit there, too.

Mindy Triske and all the people from Crary Real Estate do a great job with that annual show in June. And Stay & Play Pet Resort pitches in with the contests.

Lauralee Tupa, executive director of Circle of Friends Humane Society, says the annual event brings more volunteers. And adoptions have increased. In all, the Humane Society gained $5,000 through the annual show.

Spirit Award

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I they presented me with the UND Spirit Award last week. I'm still in a daze. I managed to get through college with help of a scholarship. That's why, with help of the Herald, I established a scholarship for women in basketball or journalism at UND.

When the chips are down, Carmen, there is help. You just have to look around.

So, keep on swimming and studying. Keep on walking the dog. Remember to thank Judge Joel and Amy Medd for taking you out on Maple Lake.

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Love from Grandma Marilyn, washing sheets and towels on Cottonwood Street.

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