Then and Now

It is graduation season and Father’s Day is just around the corner. It is also time to take a moment to celebrate old friends. I met up with a dear friend of 40 years to spend a  few hours chatting while the Mississippi River- still overflowing the banks- rolled on by. Today, our nephew David hosted a graduation brunch :).

Dad and me in 1969:

stina and dad Rome Temple of Vesta

Spending time with Gaile by the Mississippi at City House St Paul MN

gaile in color

…and the High School grad, David, with his Mom and Dad:

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Sunday Ramble St Paul, MN

This past Sunday we enjoyed the Nooks and Crannies Tour at the historic  Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul MN

This included a climb up many stair cases to the North Tower, from which you can see the entire city and Mississippi River. Check out the variety of cultural and art events happening on Sunday at Landmark. (I am looking forward to the Rose Ensemble November 26th – among other events!)

 

 

 

City House & Red River Kitchen

Finally! The sack house  on the Mississippi will be more than an historic footnote! The Saint Paul Municipal Grain Terminal, built between 1927 and 1931, represents what was part of St. Paul, MN’s great history as a river port city. Happily, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Now referred to as City House, it abuts the Sam Morgan Bike Trail and will soon be host to the Red River Kitchen, an offshoot of the popular Republic Bar in Minneapolis. Fingers crossed, it looks like the food truck doors open August 1.