Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Kiss and Run?

The first day of May. May Day. When I was a child (a day or two ago), I followed the Midwest first of May custom of fashioning small napkin baskets, then filling them with candy and a flower or two. Step Two: I would sneak up to a house, ring the doorbell, deposit a basket on the step, and dash away. The recipient's […]

Married 65 Years Today

Today it is 65 years since Les and I married. Our church magazine had asked me to write the story of our lives and I'm sharing that with you today. It's longer than I like my blogs to be, but, hey, it's our anniversary! And it is 65 years.   It was one of those weird butterfly effects. What if […]

Married in September (7)

Be sure to read to end of post for the surprise! Today I want to tell you about our overnight trip to Grand Lake to celebrate our 64th.  The first big departure from our original honeymoon was that this time it rained furiously all the way to Estes Park. followed by twenty miles of fog into Rocky Mountain National Park. As […]

Married in September (2)

(continued) As it turned out, Les did find a place to stay for our wedding night – at an old hotel (The Auditorium). Whew! No more worry about that. Just deal with drab and dreary. Or not notice at all. So this is the 64th anniversary of the third day before our wedding. The only […]

Married in September (1)

The sun shines brightly. The air is soft and warm. My heart sings. September is my favorite month.    Yesterday it dawned on me it was the 64th anniversary of the day that my mother and I went shopping for the reception stuff – plates, cups, napkins. (I assume they were paper. I don't recall.) Les met us […]