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FiredUp: Claremont readers have a gem in their weekly columnist

FiredUp: Claremont readers have a gem in their weekly columnist

I have a feeling that readers of the Groton Independent make sure they don’t skip over the Claremont Recorder column each week.

The column is written by Beverly Schudar, who carefully documents for posterity who visited whom in the hospital and who got together for a reunion. That part is interesting, but the best part may be the commentary Schudar gives before getting down to to the social news of the week. That’s where her friendliness and sense of humor comes through.

Here, for example, is her writing for the Nov. 6 issue:

With the exception of a few flakes, October has been pretty well-behaved, in my opinion. I sort of hate to see it leave us, but I guess it will make another appearance again next year. The old maple tree that towers over the spot I park my car has begun to decorate the area around it with thousands of leaves and I wouldn’t be surprised to walk out one of these days and wonder where my car is. I suppose it wouldn’t take that long to figure it out but I do have days when I actually get to work before I realize I have my shirt on backwards so I guess anything is possible. Years ago my co-workers stole my car and caused a good share of the gray hair I have, and if any of them figure out where I live now I’m in big trouble because they had way too much fun seeing me hysterical. Moments like that should never be revisited by the victim, but the conspirators usually never see it that way. I’ll keep you posted.

What’s scary for you, the readers, is that fact that some week, I may actually forget to report the news because I got off on another ridiculous tangent, but so far, this week, we should be ok. Here goes, ready or not!

John Freeland, Virginia Pulfrey, Dean Pulfrey of Aberdeen, Bill Freeland of Oakes ND, and Nellie Brademeyer of Hecla got together on Tuesday and drove to Cambridge MN to visit their cousins …

Good stuff. That’s the kind of personality that makes small-town papers so great.

She ends here column with this:

I’ll leave you with something to ponder. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? Until next time….

Until next time, indeed. I’m pretty sure her readers will keep coming back for more.


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