Pig’s Eye Post Holiday Edition

Pig’s Eye Post Holiday Edition

EVENTS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON Welcome to the tenth edition of the Saint Paul Almanac’s blog, the Pig’s Eye Post! This will be our last blog post for 2010. We’ll resume in the new year. As always with the Almanac, your contributions are very...
The Como Lake Community Christmas Tree

The Como Lake Community Christmas Tree

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, something magical happens at Como Lake. Just off the side of the walking path stands a huge pine tree, and one by one, Christmas tree ornaments begin to appear on the branches. These are not the expensive, trendy decorations that...
Revolt at the Midway Discount Shopping Mall

Revolt at the Midway Discount Shopping Mall

The department’s floor personnel—Bobbi, Tess, Shaun, Alice, and the stock boy, Luis—received word in that week’s pay envelope, but rumors had been circulating for some time that the store was closing. It was, after all, impossible to ignore how the shelves were not...
Christmas is One of the Best Holidays

Christmas is One of the Best Holidays

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays—there are a lot of differences between Christmas in America and in my country, Sierra Leone. In America, all they do is exchange gifts and go to work, but in Sierra Leone people will start celebrating a week before Christmas....
Search for a Home for the UGM Sign

Search for a Home for the UGM Sign

At the corner of Seventh and Wacouta in Lowertown once stood the Union Gospel Mission. Late nineteenth-century predecessors of the mission included the Western Seamen’s Friend Society, which moved along the Great Lakes route, establishing missions; Bethel Houses...