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October 18, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Back in the day,  between 1984 and 1988,  when my second husband and me owned/operated one St. Paul taxicab,  the insurance rates ( per accident) were ok to start with.  By the time he got fed up with the job being dangerous,  the man that owned the legal rights to the name,  St. Paul Yellow Cab Co.,  was requiring us to carry 1 MILLION dollars,  per accident,  coverage.  

The way it works,  or at least used to wo...
October 18, 2007 by Trudygolightly
 Percentage of women who married one time and are still married = 40%

  Percentage of men who married once and are still married =43%

 Percentage of men who've been divorced at least one time who're currently married =52%

44 % is the percentage of women who've been divorced at least one time and are currently remmarried.

8 is the average lenght,  in years,  of a first marriage that ends in divorce.  I know,  that's how long&...
October 16, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Burr Oak,  a town that was too large,  to busy for the likes of Laura Ingalls and Laura Ingalls was much like her father.

Laura Ingalls didn't write about the year spent in Burr Oak,  because it wasn't a positive time for her.  That year has been referred to as the "missing link".  After Burr Oak,  the Ingalls returned to Walnut Grove and then moved on to De Smet,  S.D.

The 1856 Hotel where Laura lived for that year now has 8000 visitors a year,  the...
October 15, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Here's part of an old post,  I imagine it got posted here as well as my other blog.  It seemed fitting for this time of year.

These last few days have brought frequent thoughts
of my first husband and our time together back in the sixties. There's
been flashes of memories, images of us lying together in bed and
comparing our tans, working together in the field on a hot July morning,  riding side by side through a field or forest, just looking
over at each other and smiling...
October 13, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Last August there was a wonderful article in the Pioneer Press,  done by Mary Ann Grossman  ( Book Critic) ,  and it was about a book called "I'm Proud of You" by Tim Madigan.

The author of the book,  Tim Madigan,   grew up in Mn.,  Crookston to be exact, and writes for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in Texas.   His book talks about his friendship with Fred Rogers,  whom he met in 1995.   Tim had it all,  a wife,  son,  ...
October 10, 2007 by Trudygolightly
When I was just a little girl,  I didn't notice how our mom didn't attend social events,   family gatherings,  or have friends over,  other than her best childhood friend.

As I became a teen-ager I did pay attention to the fact that people didn't visit us,   except for an occasional visit from an aunt or uncle from either side of the family.  When I'd have my friends over,   she would become part of the visit,   she'd come to li...
October 3, 2007 by Trudygolightly
And now,  an entry from "Donald" ...a little something he submitted to Bulletin Board at the Pioneer Press.

"A Swede in Wisconsin, named Ole,  got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding.  The trooper started to lecture Ole about his speeding_and in general began to throw his weight around,  to try to make Ole uncomfortalbe.

"Finally,  the trooper got around to writing out the ticket.  As he was doing that,  he kept swatting at some flies that were bu...
October 3, 2007 by Trudygolightly
And now,  an entry from "Donald" ...a little something he submitted to Bulletin Board at the Pioneer Press.

"A Swede in Wisconsin, named Ole,  got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding.  The trooper started to lecture Ole about his speeding_and in general began to throw his weight around,  to try to make Ole uncomfortalbe.

"Finally,  the trooper got around to writing out the ticket.  As he was doing that,  he kept swatting at some flies that were bu...
September 30, 2007 by Trudygolightly
After a couple of days of feeling blue,  tonight I'm more in the pink

I'm inheriting my son's "clunker"  as he bought himself a much newer,  prettier,  classier car.  He's sooooooooooo happy with his new toy and I'm happy to be getting wheels.

It might not look like much,  however it'll get me to points A and B,   just enough to get out of the house,  and perhaps by spring I'll trade it in for something a tad newer myself..

I'm not gonna get...
September 27, 2007 by Trudygolightly
I watched the new "Bionic Woman" Wednesday evening and loved parts and detested other parts of it....just like the character she played must have felt!

When the sheets were pulled back to reveal her "new legs" she was horified,  just the way I felt when I saw my new total knee replacement!  Her horror was well played,  I loved the look on her face and almost screamed along with her.

I liked that she hit the guy and broke his arm,  not cause I like violence,  becaus...
September 26, 2007 by Trudygolightly
I cut out an advertisement,  out of a magazine,  a few weeks back.  It shows a girl ofabout 8 or 9 years,  standing on what appears to be a beach with sanddunes and grass around her,  she's draped a curtain or piece of fabric around herself and is poised as if ready for flight. 

She has a look of serenity and confidence usually not seen in one so very young and tender.  She's not fat,  however she appears to be a child with a large frame.

Of course...
September 25, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Heroes is back!  and it didn't impress me all that much,  except for Hiro,  he could carry the show all by himself!

Now JourneyMan was far more interesting,  then again I'm a HUGE fan of "Back to the Future" movies,  and "Peggy Sue Got Married",  and you all know what they're about!

I loved the ending of this first episode of "JourneyMan"!  How cool that he had put "proof" of his travels in a chest and dug it up in the present day to prove what was happen...
September 23, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Meggen Lindsay of the Pioneer Press,  wrote an article that raised the hairs on my arms ! It seems that a landlord, a Mr. Ronald Bathrick, 59,   has to pay out big bucks to some ladies to settle claims he sexually harassed them.

The sum is $400,00.00! Even dividing that between the three women that filed the lawsuit, I think that's a lot of money man.

This Mr. Bathrick owns 2 buildings in Hastings, Mn. and another one in Inver Grove Heights and signed what's called a "consen...
September 23, 2007 by Trudygolightly
It's a peaceful day here,  no sirens,   no traffic,   temperatures in the 70's with only a whispering breeze stirring the fallen leaves.

Chanel is camped out in the window sill,   after having slept in my lap for 1 1/2 hours....and is listening to the birds that occasionally sing. 

The bed is made,   dishes washed,  trash out,   and all that remains is...

Closets to be straightened and cleaned,  the filing cabin...
September 17, 2007 by Trudygolightly
Wanna have a steak for lunch?  NO problem.  How about a lobster dinner?  If you were dining on a politician's expense account,  you'd have no prolem eating whatever your little heart desired. 

Senator Tom Neuville, R-Northfield MN.  said:  "I am prepared to accept $96.00 and explain to my constituents that the time commitment up here is substantial and $96.00 is warranted."

Senator Geoff Michel, R-Edina, MN. said:  " I don't know how we spend $96.00...