My children are currently nursing a grandparent hangover after spending a week at my parents’ house at the second-annual “Camp Bubbe Zayde” (Bubbe and Zayde are the Yiddish words for Grandma and Grandpa, respectively). As you might expect, Camp Bubbe Zayde was a happypalooza – fishing, baseball, Valley Fair, the zoo and the waterpark, and casual texts from my mother that read, “The kids wanted a snack, so we got them two ice cream bars a piece. They must be growing!” Of course, there was also teethbrushing and vegetable eating, but even following the rules – such as picking up toys and being kind to your brother – was turned into a game, with the prize being a trip to Dave & Busters.
This week is the story of our new genuine hay bales, and news about a lifesaving rescue straight out of a movie, Rugby’s first female driver, and a request for masks. Read on.
Did you know that North Dakota has an official Christmas Capital? For the past 25 years, the town of Garrison hosts a Dickensian Christmas Village: https://www.myndnow.com/news/minot-news/25-years-of-the-dickens-village-festival/1618244468
And here something else – today’s nice news features a beautiful Hettinger, two old friends reunited, and a “territorial” author. Read on.