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A knack for knowing things : stories from St. Paul neighborhoods and beyond

Author: Don Boxmeyer
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together in book form, the best of the author's writing.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Boxmeyer
ISBN: 0873514653 9780873514651
OCLC Number: 51848531
Description: xii, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Palatable pleasures and community gatherings (This guy thinks lutefisk is finger-lickin' good --
Italian renaissance for Little Italy --
Wheels roll at noon on Wednesday --
Down on the Flats --
Harriet Island beckons anew --
Remembering Rondo --
Iced whiskey and boiled cod --
Legends of Swede Hollow --
Men of distinction) --
Angels and charmers ("Bobo" Betts and the boys --
Joe loved the trip --
A life without limitations --
A traveler drops in at Avalanche --
Matt the boss: an exuberant congregant --
Iowa Blackie, king of the hobos --
Tony Crea: a character with character --
It was his vision, not his sight) --
Serving up goodwill (Surprises in store at Crazy Louie's --
A West Side Horatio Alger --
A crackerjack restaurant in a cracker box location --
Flowers for Elaine --
A laidback little old waterfront shanty --
Leaving "the hustle" behind --
St. Nick --
A real grocery store --
An airport in plane peril) --
Healing and serving (A palace full of children --
Windows into a hospital's past --
The Preventorium --
Volunteering among the vets --
A clinic's final hours) --
War veterans (Trip to Pearl Harbor --
Still living "a day of infamy" --
Bataan Death March survivor --
A WAVE yeoman --
Explosion in the South Pacific --
Margaret was a welder --
Last voyage of an LST --
Chosin Reservoir and Heartbreak Ridge --
Memorial Hall and one of its sons --
In the trenches for Korean vets) --
A knack for knowing things (The guardian angel of Lower St. Clair --
He could do anything --
Baking bread by the carload --
Ascending the Shoreview TV tower --
Making music in the park --
Breakfast with Betty --
Tending the lift bridge --
No one made better ice --
Facing the storms on Lake Superior) --
A small town on the prairie (Jake the Drake at Pelican Lake --
Ice house plows into a Plymouth --
A prairie home Halloween --
Everybody needs an Ashby --
The ritual of the hunt --
Here's to Buddy).
Other Titles: St. Paul pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1909)
Responsibility: Don Boxmeyer.
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