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Marilyn Hagerty: The days of July are slowly slipping away


While teaching at Grand Forks, Ron Oltmanns learned to warm up in the winter.

Now that he lives in Las Vegas, I asked him how he stays cool in the summer. What is he wearing ?

He came back with this response, “I guess you mean what we wear in public. In fact, our routine isn’t much different from Grand Forks during the cold winter – in some ways. Right now, we’re going from air conditioning in the house to air conditioning in the car.

“The clothes between these destinations would be very different. No long underwear, mittens, aviator hats or boots you use in winter. Here just shorts and T-shirts and some sort of headwear.

“It wasn’t that bad last week, but recently we tied the all-time record with a 117.. . the same day it was 130 in Death Valley. And that called into question the highest temperature ever recorded on earth, ”said Oltmanns. There is a local business that donates $ 100 to charity every time the temperature hits 100. That fund hit $ 3,700 last week. ”

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Days are precious

Meanwhile, July begins to slip away. The days are precious with lively swimming pools, full golf courses. The Twins keep losing, but the Whiskey Jacks are quite interesting as a ball team in Grand Forks.

It is hoped that Canadian visitors will return to the other side of the border by mid-August. And the road will be open to Winnipeg will be open to Americans who will be vaccinated on August 9.

Before the chorus of “back to school” begins, we must preserve the joys of summer.

Maybe Mayor Bochenski should ban back-to-school talks until he talks about it with a team of second-graders.