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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch
  • Enjoy the flowers, walk the park

  • Everyday, twice a day, I take pleasure in walking by Chief Sleepy Eye’s statue in Wooldrik Park. I especially enjoy it during the summer months when the flowers around the square are in bloom.

     


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  • Everyday, twice a day, I take pleasure in walking by Chief Sleepy Eye’s statue in Wooldrik Park. I especially enjoy it during the summer months when the flowers around the square are in bloom.
    You do realize they don’t just magically appear around the Chief’s feet. They are carefully planted and taken care of throughout the summer compliments of some of the staff at the Mark Thomas Company.
    Mark Beito, owner of Mark Thomas has two staff members each year plant, water, weed and care for this lovely garden every summer. And, he has been doing so for several years. This year most mornings, I see Alexa and Regina VanSickle carefully watering and pulling weeds to keep the little garden in top shape. Thanks ladies!
    Thank you Mark and to your staff for taking care of this small community treasure. It truely is a welcoming site when visitors come by to see the Chief’s statue and walk the short distance to the Depot Museum.
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    I had to confess to the members of my Weight Watchers groups this week that I had slacked on my exercise for a period of time and I could feel it in my clothes. Slacks that used to be a bit big were now starting to fit. Not that they are too tight, but they were not as loose as a few months ago.
    So, it was time to start practicing what I’ve been preaching every week to my members and walk the walk... no pun intended.
    Colleen Braun and I started our walking at 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. Doing it this way holds each of us accountable to the other and gets our activity/fitness in for the day. I was amazed at the number of people using the Sleepy Eye Bike Trail at 6 a.m. The weather was beautiful, no bugs, a little breeze and we watched the sun rising over the lake! The moral of the story - just get up and do it!
    Thought for the week: Far away in the sunshine are the highest inspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they may lead. – Louisa May Alcott.

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