Coming together is a
beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford From http://www.brainyquote.com
Welcome to Thrifty Living Today, a special way of life for the Twenty-first
My name is Lori Blatzheim and I am your host.
you ever attended a community celebration in the place where you live?
Our community has a number of celebrations during
the year. There is the 4th of July parade and carnival, a holiday
tree lighting in December and one other celebration that I will explain.
Most of these celebrations draw an audience and seem to be
Those who live in our
community get to know neighbors and those who work in the area. They develop a
sense of identity with each other. Eventually they may greet each other by
They want to participate
in community events. They want their families to enjoy themselves and they want
their family to be safe.
Community events are special. They offer free to low cost activities that are enjoyed by families and friends. They do, however require thought, planning, organization, work, and support.
Have you ever participated in an ice fishing contest?
I certainly hadn’t at
the time my husband and I moved back to Minnesota. Since I intended to stay in
this section of the country for a while I thought I should learn more about the
capture of fish in the middle of winter. I did, and I learned a lot about what it takes to catch a fish in the middle of winter.
I thought you might be
interested as well.
Imagine you are walking along on a sunny day. The temperature is
one degree above zero. You are strolling along on top of a partially frozen lake
The area of this lake is
110 acres and the maximum depth is 45 feet.
Our local fishing contest was a success.
Lots of people dressed
warmly and brought their equipment to Lake Ann. They selected a hole (that had
already been drilled) and tried ice fishing.
The following are photos
during the Ice Fishing Contest. The photo below is of participants trying to keep warm.
Setting up for the Fishing Contest
The fishing hole, and a fishing pole
balanced on the can.
Standing in the middle of the Lake on
snow, 18 inches of ice and a lot of water.
Trying to keep warm
For information on Ice
Fishing check out these posts:
Lori Blatzheim is a
wife, mother, grandmother, writer, thrift advocate, and retired nurse. She
knows that use of Thrift can help people because she has experienced the
Are you a Senior? Do you have a friend or relative who is considering
retirement or has already retired? Check out this web site: Retire and Renew: