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7 Compiled by the Kimball Area Historical Society June 8-12 ~~ ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Monday-Euchre: Chicken ~ la - - . . Plavln" In *'h" ,-.,k Places, the Minnesota Historical king, DaKmg powuer mscu]t, peas ,y ~ Ih ~ I,,,I,P/I I ~,,/II,,B Society will match dollar-for-dollar and carrots, orange smiles, ice From the pen of the late Eliza- apples. Happily I said, "We can any funds we can raise. This means cream. beth Cooper Mike, Kimball Histor- play house here every day all sum- if we raise $1,000, we actually have ical Society member and her book mer and can sleep here tonight." $2,000. If we raise $10,000, we actu- "The Girl From Stickney Hill, Kim- And that night we did. Muddy said ally have $20,000, and if we raise ball Prairie, Minnesota," reprinted "Won't you be scared?" We shook $25,000, we actually have $50,000. with permission ofthe author, our heads. "Well, you might get No donation is too small or too "How about making a play- cold and she handed us two blan: large. Won't you help impact this house?" My sister Peggy and I were kets from her room. We turned the preservation project for the future mixing up mud pies out behind the handsof our trash pile clock to eight of Kimball? hen house, o'clock, and while it was still light For membership, more infor- Yesterday .we had been play- outside, got ready for bed. Peggy mation on all the above, or a great ing with the girls down the road, wouldn't take her clothes off, but I story for this column (with or with- mixing up stuff for each other to put on my nightgown. It was hard out photos) feel free to contact the taste, and I put hen manure in to get to sleep ... it was so hot. We Kimball Area Historical Society some I mixed up and on a dare, the pushed most of the covers to the at Box 100, Kimball, MN 55353, or other kids tasted it. It looked ickyI floor and finally dozed off. phone (320) 398-5743 or 398-5250, I thought they might get sick and When I woke, it was cold and We really do look forward to hear- I stayed awake most of the night a stiff wind was blowing through ing from you, and getting better Tuesday-Euchre: Ham salad sandwich, cream of potato soup, fresh fruit, lemon bar. Wednesday-Birthday cake: Cook's choice. Thursday: Beeftipsin gravy, egg noodles, corn, French cut green beans, oatmeal raisin cookie. Friday-Bingo: Roast turkey, whipiaed potatoes w/gravy, carrot coins, wheat bread, pudding. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. Page 5 Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.25, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $6.50. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cof- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For reservations, call Rosa- lea Hoeft (320) 398-2211 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. the day before you plan on attending. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. This program is funded in part under a Central MN Council on Aging as contract with the part of the thinking, "I'm really going to get it the corn crib slats. I pulled the cov- this time," but nothing happened, ers up. It was quiet, like just before maybe because the hen manure dawn with faint lighter streaks just had been laying out in the hot sum- above the tree tops in the east. I mer sun and was really well cooked, could hear the chickens stirring in Anyway, I decided maybe I'd better the hen house and the lowing of the not do that anymore. Today, we were mixing stuff in an old pan Muddy had thrown away. We put in a couple cups of dirt, the stuff out of the barn yard where the cows and horses had tramped it into fine dust. Then we added eggs found in the chicken nests in the hen house. Peggy took some sugar from the house and because we both liked cinnamon, we put in some of ning had struck a tree. Streaks of that too. We mixed and mixed until lightning danced along the ridge we had a firm round ball which we pole of the barn. How can Peggy rolled out with the rolling pin and sleep through this? I thought, look- cut into round shapes with the bis- ing at the hump of blanket's on the cult cutter. Leaves and flowers from other bed. Lightning and thunder Muddy's garden were pushed down was coming so fast now, all the sky on the top for decoration. We laid was alight and the wind was gath- them out inthe sunto dry until they ering speed. Suddenly cold sting- were hard as rocks, ing rain came down with a crash, "I don't wanna make a play- straight down and then sideways house. Besides there's no place to into the corn crib on the wings of do it." Peggy turned her stubborn the wind. I pushed back my blan- little face up to mine. kets and pulled the blankets off the "Come on. It'll be fun" I tried to other bed. "We have to get in the grab her arm. "The corn's all gone house!" I shouted. "Run for it." The fr0mthe corn crib.We can do itthere other bed was empty! easy. Come on. Let's do it!" "Get the I started for the corn crib door, broom," I ordered, when she finally then ran back and pushed all the agreed making a playhouse was a books under the covers. I ran for the good idea. I swept out the far end of house, wind and rain tearing at my ,the corn crib. We dragged short two thin nightgown, hair plastered to by fours from the lumber pile and my head, and m~ breath flung back laid them on top of pieces of wood over my shoulder into the roaring to make two beds, one on each side wind. of the corn crib. "One for you and As I rushed in the front door, one for me," I said. "We can sleep dripping wet and cold, my motherls here tonight," I looked proudly at quietvoicecamefromherbedroom, our handiwork. We pulled our lit- "Well, I've been expecting you. See tie red wagon down to the pasture you at breakfast." I ran upstairs and on the other side of the pond to the crawled into my nice warm bed. edge of the woods where our trash At breakfast, Daddy had a good pile was, a place where old this and laugh over us not beingable to stick that were discarded; pieces of farm out our night i'n the corn crib. equipment, broken furniture, pieces * * * * * * * cows at the back gate. The first clap of thunder rolled far to the north on my side of our corn crib playhouse. Dazzling sprays of lightning shot across the sky and I could see everything in our playhouse and the strips of light zig-zagging across the dark shape of Peggy in the other bed. A crash near the pond sounded like light-. 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More details right here in the several brass rods to hang curtains Tri-County News June 18. on if we ever got any, and a milking And: June 27, meet our Kimball stool with one leg missing, historians at Old Settlers' Festival We swiped a dish towel for a in Fairhaven for a parade, enter- table cloth, and then while Muddy tainment, food, and more, Visit busy in the kitchen, we pulled our Kimball Area Historical Society blankets and pillows off our bed booth for previews and information and sneaked out the front door to manyofyou always request. carry them off to the playhouse. * * * * * * * On the way, I grabbed some books. Anewbeginning foranoldland- After all, we had to have something mark: we are pleased and excited to to read and something to eat. Peggy share news about our historic Kim- got some green apples from the ball City Hall, as We move ahead orchard, with more improvements on the When our beds were made, eachbuilding. 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