This weekend, while Berlin was being blessed with a sloppy melt, Minneapolis had an old-fashioned blizzard; 24 in (61 cm) by the time it was over.
Mound, Minnesota circa 1950 This is how we roll where I come from; let the babes loose in the snow and let them figure it out. And yet despite my lifelong training, I almost managed to break my head last night on the Berlin sidewalks. + Fisheye, macro, and wide angle lenses for your camera … Read More
Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1952 I saw a ghost from my balcony on Friday evening. Dusk was underway and no one was out—except for one really short, old-fashioned ghost (you know, the huge white sheet with cutout eye holes kind). The ghost was kicking its way through the fallen yellow leaves. I hadn’t seen any other … Read More
Wold-Chamberlain Airport (now Minneapolis/St Paul International), 1947 My great grandmother was Swedish. In about 1912, she left Sweden with her 6 year old son (who is still alive) and came to the United States. According to my grandmother, her English was never very good. She married and had more children but her husband died young. … Read More
Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota Let’s see…what do we have here? + Dancing in the backyard on a summer night + Giggling in the grass + A back porch and a wicker sofa + A late night game of cards + A GAL IN A TREE I want to party with these people. In fact, these people … Read More
I’ve been enchanted by this postcard ever since I found it on the Minnesota Historical Society’s photo database. The illustration shows the streetcar line that ran from Minneapolis to Lake Minnetonka (which is where I am from). Unfortunately the line doesn’t exist anymore, but the idea of taking a streetcar out to the lake on … Read More