Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017-12-30 Conversation With George

Last Saturday Conversation for 2017

Weather was an early topic specifically the temperature or the lack there of in certain areas.  Dad was reporting a -1 at his house, the official temperature at the airport was -7. Princeton had a temperature of -17 at the beginning of our conversation.

We talked some of different church rituals between Lutherans and Catholics.

And if the weather holds out, we plan to be in Yankton next Saturday to do an early celebration of Dad's 90th Birthday.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

2017-12-23 Conversation With George

Today's Conversation. 

Short conversation today because I had to practice for the 10 pm Christmas Eve Service.

Dad is having company today, we will see who.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

2017-12-16 Conversation With George

Today's Conversation. 

I watched the movie The Postman last night. A futuristic movie where a guy pretends to be a Postal Carrier in a post apocalyptic America, and taking on the evil tyrant of the movie.   

Not any snow reported in Yankton however, enough of a dusting in Princeton to give it a Currier & Ives look (less any horses drawing sleighs)

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

2017-12-09 Conversation With George

Today's Conversation. 

Some talk of the weather, there are Christmas Cards to be written today.

Did Dad have to work on Sunday's when he was at the Post Office?

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

2017-12-02 Conversation With George

Today's Conversation. 

More Christmas Decorations to put up, and another pool project proposal to replace the old pool.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

2017-11-25 Conversation With George

Recovering from Thanksgiving, and preparing to decorate for Christmas.

I saw a movie this past week that had a Postman as the hero.  The regulations are currently if Postal Carriers are getting killed on their routs, then delivery service would be suspended.

The current weather is very nice for this time of year.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017-11-18 Conversation With George

The weekend before Thanksgiving and there are currently no plans to watch either the Parades or the football games on that day.

There was a story of falling asleep at a baseball game (he thinks it was a baseball game)

We talked about doing productive things at work.

The current weather was mentioned a couple of times.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017-11-11 Conversation With George

Abbreviated conversation today.

Fire department came over to check the smoke alarms.

He was going to a concert tonight at the Dakota Theater, just wasn't sure what kind of concert it was going to be. 

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

2017-11-04 Conversation With George

Additional participants of my Grand Kids, Everett and McKenzie

We had some snow again in Minnesota (enough to shovel this time) that Yankton managed to miss.

Talk of having to change the clocks before tomorrow.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

2017-10-28 Conversation With George

We had some snow in Minnesota yesterday, that Yankton managed to miss.

Some talk about working at the Post Office.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017

2017-09-30 Conversation With George

We started out with talk of the weather. Dad's observation was the same as the official weather reporting station.

The Buck's football team lost last night, but all history of the old team's mascot has been eliminated.

Short conversation this week.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

2017-09-23 Conversation With George

The Yankton Bucks won their inaugural game beating Hurron easily.

They are open for input for a replacement of the Yankton Memorial Pool. Dad is not a fan of water, yet he did build a paddle boat back in the day, that had one voyage. 

There was some weather talk but again not much on this subject.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017-09-16 Conversation With George

It has been quiet in the neighborhood on Friday nights, but that will change when the school district finishes with the football stadium reconstruction.

A Don VanEpps story of his Uncles cistern having snakes.

Old people shouldn't drive

There was some weather talk but again not much on this subject.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2017-09-09 Conversation With George

The highlight of today's conversation was his visit last night (Friday) with his old childhood neighbor Don VanEpps.  A new story that I didn't hear before about how Dad wrecked Don's bicycle tire when trying to blow it up.

Talked about the missing Todd Herrboldt (I do not know this person)

The weather but not much on this subject.

And the changing restaurant landscape in Yankton. Whats old is what is new again.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

2017-09-02 Conversation With George

I was calling from the Wright County Swappers Meet. Lots of background noise and bad reception, but touched base with Dad anyway to find out what he had for breakfast.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

2017-08-26 Conversation With George

They had rain yesterday and it is sunny today.  Princeton has a rainy weekend. But not as rainy as Texas with the Hurricane Harvey.

There was a time when there was coffee roasting, beer brewing, and computer usage.

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017-08-21 Conversation With George

Last weekend was Riverboat Day's in Yankton.  Dad was at the Parade during our normal pre-arranged time. So I caught up with him this morning.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Super 8 Movies from the Past Vol 1 Chapter 2

In Honor of what would have been my Brother Pat's 55th Birthday today 08/18/2017

Continuing with 1966... Birthday Parties, Halloween and Christmas.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017-08-12 Conversation With George

Found out the year of the Black Model T Ford (1924)

Ganner Smith besides being a great basketball player he was also the high school band drum major.

No fan of President Trump.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017

2017-08-05 Conversation With George

My Grandson Everett helped me out with today's conversation.

There was some rain going on in Yankton this morning.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017-07-29 Conversation With George

Caught Dad still in bed when I called him this morning. He had no excuse for why.
He talked about his encounters with the Korean Nationals when he was in Korea.  He thought they were pretty good people.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

2017-07-15 Conversation With George

Today's Conversation.

Update on the Crane Youngworth football field project.

Wanda was pulling weeds already this morning.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017-07-08 Conversation With George

Some technical difficulties with the phone lines this morning, but was able to use a backup line.

I was joined today by my Grandson Everett

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

2017-07-01 Conversation With George

Short conversation today. 
It seems breakfast got a late start. 
The 4th of July festivity's have not begun yet in Yankton.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017-06-24 Conversation With George

After a brief hiatus, we are back with our weekly conversation. 

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

2017-06-10 Conversation With George

It will be a hot weekend in both South Dakota, and Minnesota.  

Looking at what is available at the website.

Where was the bowling alley in downtown Yankton?

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

2017-06-03 Conversation With George

There were some bicycle stories today along with stories of life during WW II. 
Falling asleep during movies was not uncommon. 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

2017-05-20 Conversation With George

It was a cold rainy May day....
We discussed 

  • The passing of Dad's friend Bill Grovijahn
  • JoAnn's Birthday that is today
  • Graduation Open House that they are going to this afternoon
  • Next weekends visit by Dad's children in Yankton
  • Sprinkled with some weather talk

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

2017-05-13 Conversation With George

Talks of recent changes in the landscapes in both Princeton and Yankton, the adventures in the Military. Circus experience, and some religious discussion.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

2017-04-22 Conversation With George

We talked about old Ted Blakey today, fighting the Korean War, and of course some Weather discussion, along with other subjects peppered in.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017-04-15 Conversation With George

Short conversation this week. Sister Kathy and brother in law Bob came to Yankton to take Dad to the Gavin's Point Fish Hatchery.

No weather talk this week. But we do have Easter to look forward to.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017-04-08 Conversation With George

Eclectic conversation today, the demise of the coal shoots, local train schedules, national beer day, Palm Sunday, and of course weather.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

2017-03-04 Conversation With George

Starting off with weather talk, and then going off on Church Supper traditions. Interesting the conversation paths we go down.

Yankton Fire Story

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017-02-18 Conversation with George

Our favorite topic weather starts off this weeks conversation.  The bank robber in Yankton turned himself in, and Dad's brush with fame of another bank robbery in Yankton. And he must of made it through his Wedding Adversary/Valentine's Day but he doesn't know how.  And other miscellaneous topics.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017-02-11 Conversation with George

Starting out with our weather comparison, followed by some political discussion, a movie review of Hidden Figures, and a reminder of the upcoming 5th Wedding Anniversary on Valentines Day.


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017-02-04 Conversation with George

No weather events this week to disrupt their daily activity. Made a trip to the JoDean's buffet on Friday night. Planning on wishing Fr Herman a happy 90th birthday tomorrow (Sunday 5th Feb)

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

2017-01-28 Conversation with George

Discussion of the weeks weather that affected Yankton and not central Minnesota. Talk about our new diet program that will be ending soon.  Finally the 2017 Celebrity Dead Pool who to place your big money on.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

News Archive

Inauguration Day 2017
• Gas $2.25 (Lincoln NE)
• National average $2.32
• Dow 19,819
• NASDAQ 5560.7
• Unemployment 4.7%
• Labor Participation Rate 62.6%
• Median Family Income 55K
• Current Military Conflicts: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen
• National Debt: 19.9 Trillion
• National Budget Deficit: $591.2 Billion
• Federal Spending: $3.9 Trillion
Posting this so it will come up in my memories in 2020 for a little comparison that people can't say was 'altered' over time. Copy and paste to your own feed so it will show up in your 'On This Day' reminders.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017-01-07 Conversation with George

First Conversation of the New Year.  Discussed his Birthday coming up in a few days (the 11th) Mentioned the national news story of the Florida shooter.  And also the cold weather.

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