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Marilyn Hagerty: Before we know it the holidays will be here

Things soon will get serious. The city calendar says the winter recreation programs are beginning. And soon it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — Hard candy. Jelly rolls. In a big bowl on the kitchen table after Halloween.

Gone are the best chocolate pieces.

The time has come to get serious about Election Day on Tuesday next week. First there’s the need to switch clocks away from Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, Nov. 6. We need to do that before going to bed on Saturday.

Philbert, one of the last flies of summer, is on his way South. He reportedly flew the first lap to Brookings, South Dakota, and overnighted at Sioux Falls. But flies like Philbert want the warmth of Kansas and Texas.

Things soon will get serious. The city calendar says the winter recreation programs are beginning. And soon it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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There’s a club called WOCSUTO.

Long ago, I served as secretary of WOCSUTO. Often we members had to explain that WOCSUTO means, “We object to Christmas shopping until Thanksgiving is over.”

Mittens, gloves

These days the cry goes out for mittens and gloves.

“Where are they?”

That is the question. Mother types replay, “Just where you left them last spring.”

So try back hallways. Try closet shelves. Maybe the trunk of the car.

Shop closing

The Squire Shop in nearby Grafton is selling out. Closing its doors after 52 years of business, according to the Grafton Record.

The shop has been guided by Rita Amiot. She joined the business in 1972 after graduating from UND with a degree in marketing and merchandising.

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The Squire Shop reportedly is continuing with its closing sale. That will continue until the remaining merchandise is sold.

Reach Marilyn Hagerty at mhagerty@gra..midco.net.

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