Category Archives: Southern living

A Mother’s Day Farewell

Mormor is headed back to Minnesota. They call ours the sandwich generation and we were a classic example. Only sometimes the bread crumbles and the sandwich falls apart. In July 2012, my mom, Sigrun Hovland, moved from Minneapolis to Huntsville, … Continue reading

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Fun and Flurries: Snowmageddon 2015

This year, winter in Huntsville, Alabama has been rather uneventful. Then came Feb. 25 and 8.1″ of snow, the second snowiest in the city’s history, according to the National Weather Service. While the roadways were deserted, Huntsville neighborhoods were buzzing … Continue reading

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Rolling down the (Flint) River

When you leave the office, leave the office You work hard Monday through Friday. If you’re like me, you often forget to leave the daily grind at the office and focus entirely on family when the weekend arrives. Fortunately, I did … Continue reading

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Easter 2014: So about the bunny…

Easter 2014 may be over, but if you are a believer, the celebration of Jesus’s Resurrection is just beginning. From 1 Peter 1:3, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he … Continue reading

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Minnesota farmer: Do you want to build a (50-foot) snowman?

Have you had enough of winter 2014? At this rate, Old Man W seems intent on freezing his way into spring, which is just over two weeks away. In Huntsville, we’ve had our fun. Singing songs from the Oscar-winning animated … Continue reading

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The Deep Freeze or the Big Tease?

I’m going for the big tease. Winter in the South is kind of like seeing a mystical beauty that’s immediately striking, only to discover it is only skin deep. Take the co-called deep freeze that gripped the Deep South last … Continue reading

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When snow falls in the South

Usually, when snow falls in the South, schools close, roads shut down and CHILDREN CELEBRATE! Do you hear that? Yes, kids are squealing because it snowed in Huntsville. We actually awoke to more than an inch of snow in North Alabama … Continue reading

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