The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1640087
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Jan-06 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
First time I heard one of Garrison Kiellor's monologs on PHC, years ago, I knew he had captured the Norwegian flavor of my childhood in Northwestern Washington. You don't need to be from Minnesota to fit that description. But as it happens, my great grandfather Ole met Lena my great grandmother in Minnesota on his way west after immigrating from Norway. In 1880 or thereabouts.

I do have that fire break in place that you mention, Rap. Since the house was lived in by renters for many years the landscaping was nil when I bought it. I have planted many trees and shrubs, but they're all away from the house. And though it would dry quickly when faced with a fire, I gave the yard a good long soak with the oscillating sprinkler (over the entire lot) in the last two days, running several hours in each location.