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Marilyn Hagerty: Sticking close to the heat vents in Grand Forks

Those of us who were here during the past week feel braver and stronger for dealing with the cold. Well, you know we actually cowered in the warm houses. Most of us stick close to the heat vents here and there.

Marilyn Hagerty

Dear Robert “Bob” Wood,

Thanks for letting me know the Arizona gathering for Grand Forks area people is on again. So you have made arrangements for a buffet breakfast at the Apache Wells Country Club!

That’s from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 3. And it will be a buffet breakfast with eggs, biscuits and gravy, meat, fruit, pancakes, coffee and juice.

Here’s hoping all of our winter travelers will have $14 ready for breakfast, including tax.

It sure would be fun to join in. I haven’t been to Arizona for years. We used to go every year in March when my late sister Shirley still lived in Tucson.

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Heat vents

Actually, I kind of like the weather in Grand Forks! It certainly can be exciting. Those of us who were here during the past week feel braver and stronger for dealing with the cold. Well, you know we actually cowered in the warm houses. Most of us stick close to the heat vents here and there. And actually, no one was out on King’s Walk or Lincoln Park golf courses. No golfers went over to East Grand Forks, either.

Some of the bridge players I know had their weekly game at the American Legion in East Grand Forks on Wednesday. And I hear there’s a group that enjoys curling the winter away. And yes, some go bowling.

UND President Andrew Armacost seems to have things pretty well under control out on the UND campus. He lives right along the English Coulee, you know. There’s skating at the Ralph. And students will be eating a Super Bowl dinner this week to get geared up for the BIG national game coming up on the weekend.

Meanwhile, UND alumni and friends are gathering Wednesday this week in Washington, D.C. That’s the same day the schools here will have an early closing, according to their calendar.

There are people curling and ice fishing. They get out on their snowmobiles. And all this with Valentine’s Day approaching on the 14th. I’m sure you will remember to find one for your wife.

Best regards to you from the land where hockey is king and basketball is queen. The land where people won’t be sitting outside or grilling steaks during the Super Bowl.

Your friend at the Herald, Marilyn

P.S. It’s good you invited Mayor Bochenski and the Grand Forks City Council to come down to Arizona for the Grand Forks breakfast.

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