Old Saint Paul, up and down your ripped up sidestreets,
kids roam, hands deep in pockets, snapping ice with each step.
Their mothers poke out of houses,
“Time to come inside,” they say,
waiting to hang blankets off shoulders
and brush the child’s hair from his face.
June 17, 1882: Officer Daniel O'Connell, the first Saint Paul policeman to be killed, is shot while investigating two suspicious men with hand guns on Dayton Avenue.
October 30th, 2013
"54 years on this planet. Yay me! And CA is still younger than me!"—Linda Shaw
November 4th, 2013
"Linda, I'm still younger than you. Happy Birthday to me!"—Carol Anne Wall
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