Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 13, 2009 - Wednesday

Todays Gazette is being brought to you by Suzanne Nelson's Daily Grind,
just a half block east of Hill Avenue on 5th St.
The current temperature is 60 degrees.
Yesterdays H/L temperature was 65/48
Normal H/L temp for this date is 69/43
It was 93 degrees on this date in 1977
The "unofficial" Gazette rain gauge recorded .20 of rain overnight.
We were told we can expect high winds this afternoon. They didn't
mention if the cause was political or Mother Nature.
"Profanity makes ignorance audible."
L O C A L news & stuff,.. mostly stuff.
It's another case of rumor turning into fact. The neatest little Coffee
Shop in North Dakota does have a new owner.
John shared Susie's first congratulations, in the Gazette. "Gary,
The Daily Grind is now under new ownership. Susie Nelson (formerly of
Wayne's) bought it from Janelle and Doug Davis.
Good luck Susie!!!!! " John Maxwell. <<
Susie has been helping folks at Waynes Heating & Cooling in Grafton
with television, appliances and cell phones for a good many years.
Susie's warm personality, friendly smile combined with her thorough
understanding of the products she was responsible for representing at
Waynes will most certainly be missed.
We wish Susie the very best in her new venture, and we hope everyone
will stop by The Daily Grind and do the same.
Please plan to spend Thursday afternoon and evening in Grafton.
We invite everyone to join in celebration of National Hospital Week,
this Thursday, May 14 from 5-7 pm for a picnic under the new hospital
canopy. Walk through tours will be available to those who are
interested. I am sure you will be impressed how the project has come
together. Thursday evening will be a interesting and busy evening
with Unity's picnic, the Chamber Wine Walk and the Squire Shop Spring
Fling. I hope you make time to take in all three events. What a
fun night to be in Grafton!
Most folks are praying for some dryer, warmer weather conditions. And,
I suspect, all of the area farmers are doing the same.
Speaking of prayer..... for some at least, or even the suggestion of
it, seems to have fallen out of political favor. My good friend Lee
shared the following prayer with our Gazette family almost 7 years ago.
I read it every once in awhile because I believe that the better I can
understand the message it conveys, the better the person I hope I can
Lee wrote: >>>
Here's a little something for you to ponder the rest of the day.
I wish there was a way to share this with everyone, especially the
"judgers" in the world!!
A Different Type of Prayer
Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in
traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and
was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and
spend a few precious moments with her children. Help us to remember
that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make
change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his
apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student
loans for next semester. Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking
bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to
get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our
worst nightmares. Help us to remember that the old couple walking
annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping
progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy
report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go
shopping together.
Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give
us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with
those we hold dear. Open our hearts not just to those who are close to
us but to all humanity.
Let us be slow to judgment and quick to forgiveness and patience and
empathy and love. AMEN!!!
Be Nice; Nice Is Good!!! <<<<<
Thanks a million Lee, for caring and sharing your wonderful prayer with
The really great person is the person who makes every person feel
"It's not as important to be really great, as it is to be, as good as
you can possibly be." Or so it seems to me.
"Life is to short for long answers."

Write if you can, call if you can't, and, tell your loved ones they
are,..... before it's too late.

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