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July 2, 2014

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A Mass of Remembrance will be held on Monday, June 30th for former Adrianite Olga Kramer. Olga died in California and her remains will be buried beside her late husband, Lloyd Kramer in the Catholic cemetery. The Mass will be officiated by Father Andrew Beerman. Olga’s three daughters, Pam, Penny and Pat and their families will be in attendance. Lloyd and Olga lived most of their married lives in the big home just N.E. of the cemetery. So in a tribute to a dear lady - Olga has come home! Our sympathy to the Kramer family.

Kristin Rogney, bride-to-be of Christopher Kruger was guest of honor at a bridal shower Saturday morning, June 21st at the Adrian CCD Building. The brides colors were used on the tables and even in the bathroom! A delicious morning brunch was served to the guests. Kristin received many lovely and useful gifts. It was good to see Diane Lynch and Judy Edmunds from Okaboji, IA. Lots of Heitkamps throughout the shower! They are a loyal family! Christopher is the son of Anne and Denny. Congratulations Kristin and Christopher.

I am so sorry to hear about the severe hail and wind damage to many of our friends north of Adrian. I went to Luverne Saturday noon on old highway #16 and saw so much water damage. The beautiful Luverne Park and all the ball diamonds were still all under water! The corn and beans are growing so fast in the areas not affected by the flood waters.

I stopped in the Hospice Cottage in Luverne and had a good visit with dear friend Arlene McCarthy. What a great trooper she is!

Our beautiful new Legion Club in Adrian was chosen by Ervis and Ruth Schilling of rural Adrian to hold their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Yes, their 60th and they both look so young! They were so pleased that so many relatives and friends came to wish them well. Ruth used her first small suitcase to hold the many cards. She decorated it with homemade dollies! The tables had old fashioned quart jars holding lots of real flowers. There were old pint jars holding candy. The jars were the kind with glass lids and metal fasteners! Even this old senior citizen was surprised to see them! Ervis and Ruth have four children and seven grandchildren. It was a very happy party with lots of delicious food! I heard lots of good compliments about our beautiful new Legion Club. Congratulations Ruth and Ervis and I hope you have many more years together!

Anyone driving past 421 Nevada Ave. Saturday afternoon knew that a John Deere fan lived there! It was the first birthday of Marshall Cox, son of Mitchell and Kayla. There were yellow and green balloons on the outside of the house and many more in the large garage. Relatives came from Mobridge, Adrian, Mankato, Worthington. There were three great grandmothers, Marie, Eileen and Kay. Three sets of grandparents, Al and Cindy, Dick and Laura and Marlys and Ed. Little Marshall received lots of gifts including a big John Deere Tractor with a wagon on back! A small chocolate cake was a delight for everyone as Marshall dug in with both hands! A trip to the bath tub was really necessary! A good bath by Grandma Cindy and he joined the fun again! Many of the guests went to the Dick Kruger home to have another party honoring Dick on his 50th birthday! Happy Birthday Dick! May you have many more! Dick’s mom Marie brought her famous rhubarb cake!

I hope my non Catholic readers will understand my next long article. I will try to describe the Corpus Christi celebration held at St. Kilian last Sunday, June 22nd. Mass started at 1:00 p.m. and then everyone processed to four beautifully decorated altars in four garages. The St. Kilian altar was in the parish garage. St. Anthony of Lismore was in Pat Loosbrock garage. Our Lady of Good Counsel Wilmont was in the Hoffman garage and St. Adrian was in the Nelson garage. A canopy, carried by four men, covered the blessed Eucharist which was carried by Bishop John Quinn of Winona. Prayers and the rosary were said by all in the procession. It was a beautiful sight and God provided perfect weather for the very special event. Many former parishners from the four parish cluster were present. Deacon Vern Behrends of Worthington was in the procession also. It was a perfect time for Punky Dorn to call her sibling and plan to meet at St. Kilian, where they all went to church and grade school. Those attending from the Henry Poss family were: Diane Konz from Iona; Madge Enick, Windom; Mavis Phelps of Worthington; Judy Newman of Wilmont and Punky Dorn of Adrian. Lots of old memorabilia were displayed and Punky and sisters especially enjoyed seeing an old picture of their Dad’s cattle in Father Tennysen’s garden! A delicious lunch was provided for all those in attendance. Each table was decorated by a different person and they were all outstanding.

P.S. Bishop Quinn, Fr. Beerman, Father’s brother, Karl and new Seminarian Matt enjoyed a noon meal at the Countryside Inn before going to St. Kilian.

P.S. Thank you Carol Rupp and Punky Dorn for your good first hand account of a very special day honoring our Lord.

Gleaned from the Saturday June 21st Argus Leader. The article is about the All-Class reunion for Humboldt's 125 anniversary as a community. The class of 1948 had 24 seniors graduating that year and one was Mrs. Dorothy Hocking of Ellsworth, MN who was in attendance at the reunion! Dorothy is a well known artist in oil and water colors.

Thank you dear readers for reading about my “rambling”. I do appreciate your comments.

The Arnold Memorial Fundraiser was a big success! Almost all tickets were sold (they printed 100). The social hour started at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There was lots of time to bid on the silent auction items. Again our lovely Legion Club proved to be a great place to decorate and serve a meal! Board members served the meal which was great! The tables were covered in black and many different and antique items were centerpieces. A beautiful borrowed picture of Adrian doctors, draped in net was outstanding. The board members wore old beautiful dresses and hats that were strikingly beautiful. Some men wore black top hats and white shirts. The monies collected go entirely to the foundation and they are used to improve care at the Adrian Nursing Home, Adrian Assisted Living and the Adrian Clinic. It was a great evening with wine “tasting”, delicious food and lots of conversation.

Thanks AMHC Foundation.

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