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“Honey, where are the forks?”

“Seriously? Fork-get about it. They’re packed away somewhere, probably at the bottom of the biggest, heaviest box at the bottom of the tallest, heaviest pile of boxes.”


“C’mon. Really? How am I supposed to eat my week-old leftovers off this paper plate?”

“Yeah, good luck with that. Maybe you can whittle one out of a stick in the yard?”

“I could... but then I’d have to find a knife.”

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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