Blessed Minnesota

On the sixth day God turned to the Archangel Gabriel and said: 'Today, I am going to create a land called Minnesota. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty; a land of 10,000 beautiful lakes full of fish. It shall have tall trees, flowing rivers, landscapes full of flowers, tall grass, beautiful blue skies, majestic eagles, forests full of many kinds of wildlife, rich farmland and wonderful people.
' God continued, 'I shall make the land rich in
resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper and they shall be known as friendly people who practice being 'Minnesota Nice' every day.'
But Lord,' asked Gabriel, 'don't you think you are being too generous to these Minnesotans?'

'Not really,' replied God 'just wait and see the winters I am going to give them.'

I really got a chuckle out of this n' know we do get our fair share of winter weather, but this year I believe the east coast and even the west coast
had a wee bit more then we have. I have to remember that this is only the 23rd of January...winter's not over!

This weekend our area is having an annual ice fishing tournament... with a prize of $150,000. Gull Lake is full of ice houses, all fisher people are ready for a big day tomorrow...hoping they'll catch that big one!

Thanks Brainerd Jaycees n' youtube...*