Streetcars of Saint Paul

Streetcars of Saint Paul

In the early 1940s, we lived on the East Side of Saint Paul near Hazelwood and Seventh streets, where streetcars stopped almost in front of our house. One of my earliest memories is of waiting for the streetcar to bring my grandfather and aunts home from their...
Gloria Contreras Edin: A New Hope for Latino Immigrants

Gloria Contreras Edin: A New Hope for Latino Immigrants

It’s great to help one person at a time, that definitely is needed, but we want to see changes that affect how government conducts itself, how people treat immigrants. We have to look not only at legal issues that immigrants face but the political and public...
My Best Friend

My Best Friend

As I knew it then, in September of 1938, Beaumont Street, on Railroad Island, was only three blocks long. We lived in the middle of the block between Bedford to the east and Burr to the west. And although it was only another block and a half from our house to Lincoln...
Poem: Saint Paul Saints—Change-ups, Curves & Ponytails—1998

Poem: Saint Paul Saints—Change-ups, Curves & Ponytails—1998

As our Saint Paul Saints begin another season this year, here are a couple of stars from a bit ago. Ila Border, the first woman to play in organized baseball, and Darryl Strawberry, down on his luck from stardom from the Yankees. Both players earned the applause and...
On the Moustache

On the Moustache

A man with hair on his face’s upper lip has a moustache. A moustache is not facial hair’s natural form; neighboring regions must be maintained without fail, or the moustache will cease to be. Add hair to this same upper-lipped arrangement, and now...