Marilyn Hagerty: Grand Forks is lovely this time of year

It’s lovely here in the Forks now. The days we wait for all winter are here.

Marilyn Hagerty
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GRAND FORKS — Dear Dave McFarlane,

Unless you explained the real reason some people stay in Florida all summer, I would never understand it. If it is in order to establish residency, that is probably a good reason.

Anyway, it is always good to hear from you and know that you and your wife still enjoy entertaining. I hope we can have a cookie gathering in Lincoln Park if you are coming back to Grand Forks this summer for a visit in July.

It’s lovely here in the Forks now. The days we wait for all winter are here. You probably remember waiting for spring and summer during the years you operated McFarlane’s here. And you still have children and grandchildren in Grand Forks.

High school graduations were held here on Sunday, and there were celebrations all over town. You wonder how many times the graduates of 2022 will get together again. You wonder how they will remember their senior year?


Rhubarb Festival

I think we have coronavirus on the run. The annual Rhubarb Festival is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at University Lutheran Church. There will be all sorts of rhubarb for sale. And Pauline Bondy says there even will be rhubarb hand soap for sale.

Yes, June brings the things that we hanker for all winter long. And this weekend also brings the Art Fest back to University Park on Saturday. There will be 100 artists. This has become a big deal.

I guess I should tell you Philip the Fly is back from wintering in Texas. And Juanita the Wasp is thinking of coming back north from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Queen’s Jubilee

I suppose you know the Queen’s Jubilee is under way in England. Yep, it has been 70 years, and she’s the first British monarch to achieve that long record.

I have written to the Queen, since we are the same age. And I have invited her to come over to Canada. Maybe Winnipeg. Then drop down here to Grand Forks for a little visit.

So far, no reply.

Oh well. I send my regards and want you to know I have moved from my long time home on Cottownood Street to Wheatland Terrace. It’s on 24th Avenue S. From my window, I watch the trucks and cars head north and south. They just never quit.

Your friend, Marilyn

Opinion by Marilyn Hagerty
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