■ Recently, I ordered bread sliced lengthwise from Hi-Quality Bakery. In their usual fashion, they accommodated. The next order included blue colored bread again sliced in a counter-intuitive manner, again with a pleasant response. I made ribbon sandwiches with a ham spread in one layer, egg salad in another and a cream cheese spread in the third. Everything was a hit but the blue bread got the most rave reviews. I was color-coordinating to the bride's color choices for my niece's wedding shower. Hi-Quality is not only offers suburb quality, but caters to the whims of its customers - way to go!!! Oh, the wedding was beautiful. Congratulations Treasure and Adam! - Sue S.
■ Garden produce has been beautiful all summer and we have been generously supplied with zucchini and cucumbers from the bountiful garden of co-worker Mel. She also cans so gifted us with several jars of prepared delights. Now that groves are producing we have apples as well. Due to the generousity of co-worker, Kim, my family is enjoying apple crisp and apple sauce aplenty from her abundantly fruitful trees. The apples are also very good "eating" apples so the first bucket we received was nearly gone before I had a chance to bake with them. Then, we were replenished so I can make more goodies! Thanks Ladies! - Sue S.
■ One of my least favorite activities: opening mail, sealed on all edges with the following instructions: "See Other Side for Opening Instructions." Then when turned over "Remove Side Edges First, Then Fold and Tear This Stub Along Perforation." It would seem a simple letter with one flap would do the trick. And it would seem like this type of letter would be expensive to make and print. Not to mention the time it takes to open it! But I do appreciate the mail I get. This type of letter just gets to me.-Dick D.
■ A recent story about the history of the Little Brown Jug in the Cannon Falls and Kenyon-Wanamingo rivalry left out one important score. In 1956, my CFHS football team beat Kenyon 27-13. It was only the second time since the series started in 1925 that we defeated Kenyon. After winning this year 40-0, one source told me we won't play KW again for seven years. - Dick D.
■ Visited the local farmer's market on Saturday. Quite a few local venders with a wide array of produce and crafts. It was easy to get in and out and there was plenty of elbow room. Why anyone would want to move it to the park and ride is beyond me. Everyone I have talked to, be it vender or shopper, likes the idea of keeping it right where it is.-Cal F.
■ Walking downtown this morning, I saw a crow dive bombing a bald eagle over the Econo parking lot. This isn't the first time Ive seen a crow beating up on an eagle. One time I saw a crow that had an eagle on the ground and wouldn't let it up. Every time the eagle tried to fly away, the crow dive bombed it and kept it on the ground. I don't know the outcome, but I'm assuming the eagle finally got away. Gotta love mother nature! -Cal F.
■ Full of woe are we, Twins fans! Gardy is coming back for two more years. I think he's probably a jewel of a fellow, more like a kindly big brother than a guy who can light a fire under his players, shake them up, make them mad . . . do whatever it takes to win a ballgame. Granted, he didn't throw a pitch, swing a bat, or make an out. But when you look at all the former Twins who have gone on to make huge differences on other teams, who have to ask yourself, why not here? - Betsy F.