CAROLE E FUSED GLASS JEWELRY....caroleeliseusonjourney.com -        ENJOY EACH DAY...WITH KIND WORDS & LAUGHTER!
I WILL WRITE MORE...HERE!/9:42 AM/9/13/2018/CAROLE  E
I AM PLANNING ON GOING 2 AGELESS EXPO/SATURDAY/SEPT 15
AT FOREST VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL/HAVE BEEN SEVERAL TIMES/
ANTIQUE CARS...LOTS OF INFORMATION!/MY CHOICE 4 SATURDAY!'
FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!/U BETCHA!/MY WEIGH!/CE

USUALLY I DON'T PLAN THAT FAR AHEAD...TODAY I DID!/NO COMPLAINING ABOUT...'ANYTHING!!!/ANYONE!!!'/TAKE 2 WEEKS
OFF FROM...'NEGATIVITY!'/RAMPANT IN THIIS COUNTRY/FLORENCE
WILL SHOW U & I/BOTH OF US...WHAT IT IS LIKE...'2 NOT HAVE ANY
CONTROL...OVER SOMETHING WE CAN'T BLAME ON: ____, ____, ____!
U BETCHA!/GOSSIP & BULLY...2 WEEKS REST...WHILE WE TRY 2 GET
HELP/VOLUNTEER/MONEY?...TO OUR FELLOW 'CITIZENS'/NO MATTER
IF THEY R ________, _________, ________, _________, _________!!!/CE/ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!/U BETCHA!/CE/9:48 AM/9/13/
2018...FAMILIES R GONNA HAVE!!!2 GET ALONG, NOW/WORKING TOGETHER 2 TRY 2 STAY ALIVE!/HELL...O?/STAY SANE & FOR
_______'S SAKE:  USE SOME COMMON SENSE...THESE NEXT FEW DAYS...
AS 'MOST OF US DON'T ALWAYS DO!'/MYSELF INCLUDED!/U TOO?____!
LISTEN & LEARN!/A DAILY ACTIVITY...2 KEEP YOUR BRAIN HAPPY!/9:51 AM/CAROLE   E!







(O9)TODAY...SATURDAY...AFTER A COUPLE OF YARD SALES...I WENT TO THE BARN....IF YOU ARE IN THE  BRAINERD/BAXTER AREA YOU JUST HAVE TO STOP AT THE BARN ON WASHINGTON STREET...NEXT TO THE OLD LIBRARY..FOR OVER 50 YEARS...IT HAS BEEN IN THE EXACT SAME PLACE....GOOD LUCK FINDING A PLACE TO SIT...IT IS OPEN FROM 5:30 - 4 PM EVERY DAY EXCEPT...SUNDAY....BREAKFAST IS SERVED ALL DAY LONG...THE COFFEE??. THE BEST...I HAD BREAKFAST TODAY ...REALLY GREAT...AND THE SERVICE IS SO WARM AND FRIENDLY...ONE DAY I WILL JUST HAVE TO STOP AND GET A PIECE OF THOSE DELICIOUS PIES...MADE DAILY...I DIDN'T HAVE MY CAMERA TODAY...BUT  I WILL STOP IN AND TAKE PICTURES OF THEIR GREAT FOOD....AND LONG-TIME CUSTOMERS...I WAS JUST THINKING TODAY...WHAT WAS HERE 50 YEARS AGO WHEN I HAD JUST GRADUATED...I WAS WORKING AT THE DAIRY QUEEN..(65 CENTS AN HOUR)...ACROSS THE STREET WAS THE A&W (THEY ONLY GOT 50 CENTS AN HOUR....BECAUSE OF TIPS!) THE BRAINERD AND PARAMOUNT THEATERS..(  I WORKED AT BOTH) WERE BUSY WITH  A KID'S MATINEE ON SATURDAY...THEY EVEN HAD A 'TAKE A CHANCE' NIGHT ON WEDNESDAYS WHERE YOU REALLY DID TAKE A CHANCE AT WHAT WAS PRESENTED...(UNFORTUNATELY...BOTH HAVE BEEN TORN DOWN)..AND THERE ON WASHINGTON STREET...BY THE RAILROAD TRACKS...(OBVIOUSLY)..WAS THE TRAIN DEPOT..(ALSO TORN DOWN!)....GOING DOWN 6TH STREET THERE IS THE BRAINERD WATER TOWER..(THANK HEAVENS THEY HAVEN'T TORN THIS DOWN!)...ACROSS THE STREET WAS VAN'S CAFE...(NOW THE SAWMILL INN)...CROSSING THE TRACKS AND PAST BOTH THEATERS...THERE WAS THE LAND O LAKES  CAFE ON THE LEFT....ACROSS THE STREET WAS KINGS SPORTING GOODS AND ALSO COLES SPORTING GOODS...AND ...WOOLWORTHS...THEN TURNING DOWN LAUREL...BYE'S CLOTHING ON THE CORNER..SCOTTS...PAUL'S SHOE STORE... SAMPSON'S SHOES...ACROSS THE STREET....DOTTIE'S HAT SHOP...THE FRANCIS SHOP...THE CITIZENS STATE BANK AND VERY CLOSE BY S&L....WARDS...OBRIEN'S ...ELVIG'S DRUG STORE.  I KNOW I HAVE MISSED MANY...BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU COMING BACK TO BRAINERD...AFTER ...CAN YOU BELIEVE IT...50 YEARS...IT JUST ISN'T THE SAME...CHANGE IS GOOD....SOMETIMES...WE WERE SO LUCKY TO KNOW AND LOVE BRAINERD...IN THE 50'S...I GUESS WE JUST DIDN'T REALIZE JUST HOW LUCKY WE WERE!...SO WHEN YOU COME TO BRAINERD...AFTER THAT LONG ABSENCE...REMEMBER....STEAK 'N TATERS...(THAT GREAT HANG-OUT FOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS)...IT ISN'T THERE ANYMORE..(GIOVANI'S PIZZA IS THERE).OUR OLD WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL ON OAK STREET IS NOW ADMINISTRATION SINCE THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL WAS BUILT..AND ON THE OTHER CORNER ON 6TH..(RED OWL ISN'T THERE EITHER...LORRAINE AND I PAINTED THEIR WINDOW ON HALLOWEEN IN 6TH GRADE...WE EVEN WON A PRIZE...OF A WITCH RIDING A ROCKET TO THE MOON..)HALVERSON- JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME IS STILL THERE...ALONG WITH ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES WE WENT TO WHEN WE WERE YOUNG.AND ALL THOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS...THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ON WASHINGTON STREET IS NOW A VERY SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS' STUDIO..ALL THOSE OLD CLASSROOMS ARE NOW FILLED WITH A VARIETY OF TALENTED ARTISTS SHOWING OFF THEIR WORK.. (SOME ARTISTS ACTUALLY LIVE THERE IN APARTMENTS THAT THEY HAVE MADE) EVERY OTHER SATURDAY ALL THE ROOMS ARE OPEN AND YOU CAN VIEW THE ARTISTS AT WORK...THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE BUILDINGS MY FRIENDS AND I WILL TOUR BEFORE OUR 50TH REUNION... I AM HAPPY TO SAY I HAVE MY JEWELRY THERE IN THE GIFT SHOP...SO, MY FELLOW CLASSMATES....THINGS HAVE CHANGED...IT IS STILL OUR HOMETOWN WHERE WE GREW UP...WENT TO SCHOOL...WENT TO CHURCH...AND AFTER GRADUATION...SOME STAYED..SOME LEFT...NEVER TO RETURN UNTIL...MAYBE...TO CELEBRATE ON AUGUST 22ND 2009...OUR 50TH REUNION...WE...ALSO HAVE CHANGED...A LOT!!...JUST LIKE BRAINERD..PS...WHEN WORKING AT THE DAIRY QUEEN FOR THREE YEARS...MY BOSS WOULD TAKE ME HOME...MANY TIMES STOPPING AT THE BARN...TO GET THOSE DELICIOUS 'MAID-RITES' FOR HE AND HIS FAMILY...I CAN STILL SMELL THEM...AND...ONCE....HE ACTUALLY GAVE ME ONE!!...THE BARN AND THE DAIRY QUEEN ARE STILL THERE...STOP BY THE BARN AND GET ONE OF THOSE MAID-RITES WE ALWAYS ATE...THEY STILL HAVE THEM!  CE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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