Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Darndest Things Show up at the Corner

On August 8 the Deer Lake Watershed held its annual potluck and meeting at DLC's. It was a good turn-out and the food, as usual, was great. Then a little after 7, a black truck with a strange blow-up showed up! What the...oh it was Claire Purcell's bachlorette party. Lots of women accompanied her on the tour of the northwoods bars. And a stretch limo from Hibbing chauffeured them on their travels. Oh course the corner was the first stop! The limo driver reported that he was delayed due to 2 moose standing on highway 1, a very unusual sighting. This week summer finally arrived with temps in the high eighties and the humidity up there too. Water is warm, swimming is not painful and the livin' is easy. Perseid meteor shower was pretty good on the 12th and it was warm enough to sit and gaze on the dock. The Duitsman brothers have returned and are hard at work building their cabin on Lorraine Lake.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll

Pictures are worth all the words. We can't guarantee the weather, but we sure have some good times, and Saturday, August 1 was just that. Jeffrey Clarke, the one man wonder band played to the packed house. Many locals and several others were dancing, drinking, stomping and playing. The upstairs flea market was open again and the kids just love the treasure hunting. This was Jeff's last up north performance for 2009, but he'll be back, count on it! The Blackmer clan was out in full force, and that added to fun. Debbie, Loey, Val, Rick, Gail, Larry, and Charlie actually stood still long enough for a picture! Krissi, Jeremy and Morey drove in from Bemedji to hear the music and braved the wet cold nights out at Larson Lake. The Clarke clan was many strong, Wayne, Jeff's cousin and his whole tribe got in from Illinois. Galen and Sheila came on down and the list goes on. The pictures say it all! Leave comments, we love hearing from all you folks, you may not be here in the flesh, but you all are with us in spirit!