In the mid to late 1800s, the Northern Pacific railroad platted towns along its tracks in order to draw more business to the railroad. The first town platted by the railroad, entering Otter Tail County from the east, was Bluffton. It was platted by A.M. Arling for the proprietor, C.M. Maltby in 1880 and recorded in March of that year. Charley Maltby also established a grist mill in the town, wh...
February 27, 2014 - 9:20pm
Confessions of a Fat Girl
Warning: This post is going to be filled with LOTS of pictures!
First things firstI RAN!
It was slow, but I didn't even care. IT. WAS. AWESOME!
This was my first run since January 28 - nearly one month ago! Because we have been having such stupid weather (bitterly cold temps, snow and lots of wind), I opted to run on the dreadmill (yes, this is what I call it!) at the YMCA and on the tra...
February 22, 2014 - 10:06am
The Adventures of Ole and Lena
When I was in high school my Dad decided to buy me a car. I guess he got tired of me always asking to borrow his, or worried that Id smash it up or some such thing, although I never put a scratch in any car the entire time I was in high school. He had a 1957 Desoto at that time.
It had fins the size of airplane wings and looked like it could take off at any moment. It had automatic pushbutton ...
September 24, 2013 - 11:03am
Since I Have Arrived
Poky Little Puppy Finds a Thin Place
In the 1940s, my great aunt, Ella, working for Emmanuel Episcopal Guild, made a layette for Church World Service, which they shipped to war impoverished people of Europe. My grandmother, Kate, also enclosed a stuffed Poky Little Puppy. She pinned a note on Poky.
Dear Unknown Mother: It has been such a pleasure to prepare these clothes they were sewed by ...
March 04, 2013 - 12:44pm