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Marilyn Hagerty: Time marches on as we enter into autumn

Next week there will be homecoming at the university, as autumn moves in on Friday of this week.

Marilyn Hagerty
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Dear Dave McFarlane,

Well, I guess you and your good wife are back home again in Florida and waiting for the winter people to come floating in! It’s nice you had a chance to visit your family members here in Grand Forks this summer. How many grandchildren do you have?

It seems sort of sad to be saying goodbye to summer, but there is always something for fun going on in Grand Forks. This week, on Thursday evening, they are hold the annual Hotdogs for Homeless Dogs celebration over in Lincoln Park. It’s at suppertime for the dogs, you know, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Next week there will be homecoming at the university, as autumn moves in on Friday of this week. President Andrew Armacost really has things moving along well out at the university. We have the beet trucks lining up these days for their annual runs to the plant in East Grand Forks. And I think there may still be some potatoes waiting for a ride to markets.

Well, autumn begins on Sept. 23. And that’s Friday.


People are flitting black and forth to the area lakes. They are getting the cottages closed up for the long winter ahead.

We have a new restaurant here on South Washington Street. It’s called the Taste of Himalayas. I guess you remember we are barely at sea level here in Grand Forks. And Mt. Everest is high in the sky. This new place is pleasant. Greater Grand Forks does have nice restaurants, you probably remember. And now the former Whitey’s place in East Grand Forks is having a renovation.

Well, time marches on. And so must I.

Best regards from the land of blue skies and sugar beet trucks.

Your friend, Marilyn

P.S. While I don’t know what kind of license plates you see down there in Florida, I get reports of good ones around Grand Forks. Seen here have been NT TRAIN, IBIAMIN and DOG LADY.

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