February 10, 2008
We did get together at Diane's house on Jan.26. When we were there we talked about hot dishes. Diane said they called them casseroles--here in Mn, "casserole" is the container the hot dish goes into. I told them about Minnesota's hot dish law & then I told them that the U.S. Senate had a rule that bean soup would be on the menu every day in the Senate dining room & this was a Senator from Minn. that got that passed. The Senator was Knute Nelson & this was at the turn of the century. He had gone to the dining room & they did not have bean soup on the menu. So he went back to the Senate where it was made a rule that bean soup be on the menu every day. It is not a law but a Senate rule & apparently tradition has taken over as bean soup is still served every day!! Minnesotans get passionate about their food!! Although no one has gotten lutefisk as a rule or law --YET!!
Pat & Pudge left for Florida yesterday–good timing as it was 14 below here this morning. I am staying in the house!! I made some Spanish rice for lunch today--I haven't had that for a long time.
Tomorrow someone from Life Alert is coming to set it up for me. I hope I never have to use it --but it is a safeguard. You have to pick 2 or 3 people to be first responders so I put down Pudge & Pat & Denny Lindroth & my neighbor Barb Parent. They have to have a key or access to one. I will know more after tomorrow.
Heidi, that was too bad about the cabin having bats. I am not afraid of them --just the rabies they carry, so I do not like to get too close to them either.
Yesterday I downloaded the pictures from my camera to the computer--I felt so smart that I was able to do that, but I did have good directions. I wish I could send pictures but my computer is too slow but I enjoy everyone else's pix.