She says her name is Amy.

She calls me sometimes twice a day. She says something about being with “medical services.”

I think she should be ashamed of herself.

While I never earned a Phi Beta Kappa Key in college, I do harbor average intelligence. And that is enough to tell me this Amy person is up to no good.

So I wish Amy could find some other job. She shouldn’t be bothering people on the telephone. Meanwhile, these are the days we long for all winter long. This is the week for hotdogs and firecrackers – for going to the lake or having a barbecue in the backyard.

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And I wish Amy could make some potato salad and watch the fireworks.

Masks help

I hope Amy is wearing a mask. I do believe Dr. Anthony Fauci who shows up on television. He says if you get infected you will infect someone else with coronavirus. And he ought to know. He’s the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Fauci says even though you might not get infected, you still might infect someone else. I guess you need to think of others – including the people checking out groceries and purchases at the stores.

Fireworks fun

They say people can do their own social distancing during the Firecracker Fun Run/Walk on the Fourth of July Saturday. It’s sponsored by the the Grand Forks YMCA.

Those who prefer paddling might head for the boathouse downtown on the Red. They promise the friendly staff will offer a pre-launch tutorial.

And after all, this is June. It used to be the traditional peak for marriages. As of Monday, Grand Forks County issued 46 wedding licenses this month. That is the same number as issued one year ago in June. During all of last year, there were 371 marriage licenses issued in Grand Forks County.

At this time, there is a hold on issuing of passports. But then, the prevalence of coronavirus has put a hold on overseas travel.

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