Elizabeth Reishus

Elizabeth Reishus

The Word From on High (Avenue)

Skoal Vikings

The Vikings Prayer has been appearing in tweets, blogs and emails across the Internet. For those of you who have not seen it yet, here it is. “Our Favre-ther who art in Minnesota, hallowed be thy name. Thy bowl will...
Finding a connection to our past, seems to be important to us as a human race. We tell  and write stories of our history. We keep photo albums and scrapbooks. We research our family tree. And my favorite of...

Confession of a technophobe

I am hopelessly out of touch with the times. When I was a teen, I loved to listen to the year-end review of #1 hits on the music charts. It was an afternoon of music  that was familiar to me....
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, my even my mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug...

Instant Christmas letter

I haven’t written my Christmas letter to friends and family yet. So for those of you who have not finished your letters either, I would like to help. Here it is: a fill-in-the-blank letter. Just cut it out, fill...
Charities and do-gooders are gearing up to help the less fortunate have happier holidays this year. Santa’s Helpers provides gifts to families that might not otherwise have presents to open at Christmas. Lisa Uecker talked to organizers about it. Make...

‘Tis the season

It was so beautiful this past weekend, I almost forgot it is November...until I looked at my mail. I received a multi-paged ad featuring the Christmas toy selection at a national chain store. Of course, we have come to expect...
As I typed another obituary this week, I was struck by the familiar names. Although I had never met the recently departed person, I knew the names of his family members. They are on the subscription list I print...

Memories of Grandpa

This week is the week when grandparents are invited to have lunch with their grandchild at the Sibley East Elementary. My children will have to settle for lunch with me because their grandparents live so far away. Ironically, as I...

Fall hunting has begun

I posted on Facebook Tuesday morning that I didn’t have a column ready for this week’s paper and deadline was closing in on me. My fellow Warroad High School alum, Shawn Lockrem suggested the “pheasant opener” would be a...