Al Batt, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Al Batt: Cat hair is everywhere but on the cat

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting All my teachers said I could go places. What happened? I liked it here. Driving by Bruce’s drive I ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:02 pm

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Al Batt: Grateful for the weather

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Good morning.    It’s a wretched morning and it will be a dreadful day. What’s the matter, did you ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 5:58 pm

NO PAYWALL

Ernest L. “Roy” Baldus, 92

Ernest LeRoy Baldus “Roy”, 92, of Austin, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Roy was born December 5, 1930 to Leo Baldus and Mildred ... Read more

by Al Batt, Thursday, January 19, 2023 6:35 pm

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Al Batt: No Christmas card for meteorologist

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting My family is going to Lake Louise and Banff this year, but I’m not going. Why not? I don’t ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:37 pm

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Al Batt: What is a ditch walrus? Never seen one

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I haven’t seen a single ditch walrus this winter. What is a ditch walrus? I don’t know. I’ve never ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3:49 pm

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Al Batt: If snowmen ruled the world

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Have you gained weight? Yes, I have. How much? About 204 pounds since the day I was born. Driving ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 3, 2023 5:47 pm

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Al Batt: No tinkering with tradition

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I never get as many Christmas presents as I expect. That’s too bad. I never expected I would. Driving ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, December 20, 2022 5:57 pm

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Al Batt: Family can sense my presents

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I need to find a better place to hide the Christmas gifts I’ve purchased. It’s that time of the ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, December 13, 2022 5:52 pm

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Al Batt: Bringing people into focus

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Guess who I bumped into on my way to my first eye exam in years. Who? Everyone. Driving by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, December 6, 2022 5:56 pm

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Al Batt: Thanksgiving is hard on pants

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting After Thanksgiving, I feel sorry for my pants. What role did green beans play in your Thanksgiving dinner? The ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 6:10 pm

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Al Batt: Paying it forward, backwards

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’ve got 20 goldfish living in my bathtub. What do you do when you want to take a bath? ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:07 pm

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Al Batt: Editing the weather forecast

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I shouldn’t have eaten that fourth jelly doughnut. Wasn’t it just this morning when you told me you were ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 5:02 pm

NO PAYWALL

Paul M. Heimsness, 84

Paul M. Heimsness, age 84, of Rochester, MN passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022 at Samaritan Bethany on Eighth in Rochester, MN. Paul Milford Heimsness ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 9:24 am

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Al Batt: Let’s not do anything to scare the warm weather

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting Is your refrigerator running? Yes, it is. Why do you ask? I’m going to vote for it. Driving by ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04 pm

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Al Batt: My plan for trick or treaters

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I don’t do anything without my lawyer present. You’re a lawyer. Then where’s my lawyer present? Driving by Bruce’s ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 5:40 pm

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