Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aitkin Age column: Opportunity to save lives

Here is my third column for the Aitkin Independent Age:

I've attended the Aitkin County Fair almost every year as long as I can remember.

First we would walk through the 4H and industrial buildings, get food, look at animals, then, finally, ride the rides. When I was a child, the buildings held little interest, except for saying hi to my grandfather, Dean Sanford, at the Minnesota Deer Hunters' Association booth. Now I’m older I find more than the rides and animals interesting but the industrial buildings are still where I’d spend the least time, preferentially. But that’s where I spent the most time this year, because for the first time, I volunteered at a booth.
Read the rest here.


respicimar said...

This was exceptionally well-written and persuasive. We just got the newspaper with it in it; but Dad showed me that you had a "troll" at the paper's online site. Laughable drivel.

Mary MacArthur said...

Thanks! Tomorrow I am going to ask about policy on replying to comments. It may be considered more professional not to reply, but I have something concise prepared just in case.