Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Al Batt: Waiting for my mind to open for business

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve developed psychic powers. When did that happen? Next Friday. Driving by Bruce’s drive I have a wonderful neighbor ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 5:45 pm

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Al Batt: Ideologies of chair sitting

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I put a lot of thought into your birthday gift. What did you get me? A lot of thought. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 5:53 pm

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Al Batt: Still trying to get back up

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting What time is it? It’s later than it’s ever been. Then my watch is wrong. Driving by Bruce’s drive ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: A deer bound for branch manager

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I opened the shed door and there was a skunk. I’ll bet that gave you a start. I ran ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 5:29 pm

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Al Batt: She’s my darling sugar lump

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m sorry for making you wait. I was on the phone with the clinic about my horrible cold. Not ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 8, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: A plethora of padiddles and a pluviometer

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Guess who I ran into on my way to the eye doctor. Who? I don’t know. Driving by Bruce’s ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Life keeps me from going sane

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m glad the world isn’t flat. Why? Because if it were, cats would have knocked everything off it by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:30 am

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Dorothy Christine (Kuhlmann) Greibrok, 94

Dorothy Christine (Kuhlmann) Greibrok, 94, of rural Austin, MN, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at Mayo Health Systems in Austin, MN. A Funeral ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, August 23, 2021 10:52 am

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Al Batt: Stopping in Janesville for a treat

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Welcome to the Eat Around It Cafe. Would you like to hear today’s special? Sure. OK. Today’s special. Driving ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:30 am

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Mary Ann Betlach, 91

Mary Ann Betlach, age 91, of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Prairie Manor Care Center in Blooming Prairie. Mary ... Read more

by Al Batt, Monday, August 16, 2021 5:50 pm

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Carl D. Benson

Visitation for Carl Benson will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. A private family memorial service will ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 1:12 pm

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Al Batt: How did I look before the fair

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Many people at the county fair told me I looked good. That must have made you feel good. It ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 am

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Al Batt: Sleeping with eyes wide open

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting You fell asleep in church. Were my eyes closed? Of course they were. Do you sleep with your eyes ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:30 am

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Joann Orcutt Stevens

Joann Orcutt Stevens died April 20, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minn., from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. She is survived by daughters, Emily Stevens of St. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Friday, July 30, 2021 1:21 pm

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Al Batt: There are no empty toothpaste tubes

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I want to be a multi-millionaire like my father. Your father is a multi-millionaire? No, but he wants to ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:30 am

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