Homemade snow pants of thick wool, ice caked on my jacket sleeves and on my mittens: I head out with my best friend, Rita doll, who’s decked out in her brown velvet cape my mother made. She has a shoebox for a sleigh and away we go to a magic winter land—over huge hills we ride, snow dancing in our faces.
“Time to come in!” my mother calls.
Always too soon.
Gerri Patterson was born in Saint Paul and has lived here for most of her life. She loves cooking, traveling, taking photos of interesting places, and eating good food; she also loves theater and writing. Wine is a plus.
David Haynes, an African American author and St. Louis native, lived in Saint Paul for many years and taught fifth and sixth grade at a downtown public school. He has written several adult novels, and decided to write for younger readers because he found a dearth of works for that age group that were set in this city. "Business As Usual" tells the story of a cookie-selling enterprise among two rival groups of sixth graders, with a few life lessons about people and economics woven in along the way.
February 24, 1985: An estimated 25,000 spectators gather up and down the Mississippi on a Sunday to watch the demolition of the old High Bridge.
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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