Sainted: You who made us vets feel appreciated. Tainted: Whoever designed the I-35 split at Forest Lake.

Sainted, Sainted and Sainted

Sainted: The Oakdale HyVee store and staff for the great Veterans Day buffet breakfast. The food was excellent, the staff bringing coffee and juice to the many tables made all of us vets feel appreciated.

Sainted: The Tartan High School football team and coach. Great bunch of young men who worked the buffet line and made all of us vets feel appreciated. They worked with a smile and gave out thank you’s and enjoyed what they were doing. Just by looking at them you could see they are winners who had a great, well-earned winning season.

Sainted: Eagle Point school and students. The “Thank You” card that I was given had a handwritten note:  “You made many sacrifices, I hope you have a good Veterans Day.”

I passed the card around the table, all us vets enjoyed the thought, effort, and the thank you from the Eagle Point school and students.

John Nowicki, Oakdale

 

Sainted

On Veterans Day, the Oakdale HyVee store management and staff prepared a delicious breakfast meal for veterans and spouses. We were welcomed with smiles and “thanks for your service” and provided with appropriate “Thank You” cards for us to sign for delivery to a military individual still serving. Also helping in this endeavor were members of the Tartan High School football team.

My husband Gary and I were invited to join a table with a couple of Korean War Vets and spouse and we enjoyed a very pleasant conversation with Leo, Dick, and Beverly. Once again we found that it is a small world as we discovered that we had friends and experiences in common.

Jeanette Anderson, Oakdale

 

Sainted

The leadership team at the University of Minnesota, Athletic Director Mark Coyle and President Joan Gabel, should be SAINTED for their prescience last week in signing Gopher football coach P. J. Fleck to a $33.25 million seven-year contract extension.

Had they waited until this week,  the price would have increased considerably for the way he has turned  a long-TAINTED football program into one of national prominence and  prestige for the institution and the state.

Marshall H. Tanick, Minneapolis

 

Sainted

On Saturday night we were in line to pay our bill in a restaurant in West St. Paul. The cashier was having trouble getting our check complete.

A kind young lady was trying to pay her bill with the other cashier. Her bill was being processed when she said to include my friend and me.

We protested but she insisted on paying our $38 bill plus tip.

Her kindness was very much appreciated. We were two old war veterans, which might have been part of her motivation to treat us. We will continue to serve others too.

Larry Carlson, St. Paul

 

Tainted

Just watched a report on TV about the confusing design of southbound 35 in Forest Lake.

It seems numerous motorists are ending up going in the wrong direction because the entry lanes for St. Paul (35E) and Minneapolis (35W) are counter-intuitively crossed — you need to be in the right lane to go left into St. Paul and in the left lane to go right into Minneapolis.

That’s no surprise to those of us in St. Paul who regularly enter the city on the northbound Lafayette Freeway with the same confusing design — right goes left, and left goes right.

The answer seems obvious — the same highway planner designed both intersections.  He should be checked for “strabismus.”

Gerry Brown, St. Paul

 

Sainted

My name is Cindy Reberk. I wish to thank the person or persons who found and turned in my purse at the Arden Hills DMV.

I was frantic all weekend as I couldn’t call there. I called about eight places to no avail. The DMV was my last hope of finding my purse!

You can imagine how happy I was when they said they had it. You have given me my hope and faith back to know there are still good people in this country.  As many know how much information we all carry with us.

Thanks again. I will pay your goodness forward.

Cindy Reberk, Osceola

 

Sainted

A special thank you to my mom Jeanne Heintz’s friends from Texas, Florida, UP, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Minnesota and more who took the time  to send her cards in honor of her 95th birthday on Nov. 8. You made her feel happy and blessed!

Your kindness is so appreciated — you’re family! Thank you again.

Jacqueline Heintz, St. Paul


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