Last Wednesday I recorded for future broadcast “The Great Experiment”, a story that will appear sometime this summer in the fifth Kindle story collection, “Another Four Break Time Stories”. Following the recording session, Bob Zenk, the station’s owner/manager, invited me to share a story every month at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. I knew the reading had gone well; this is a story that lends itself to reading out loud. We’ve scheduled another reading session and I’ll probably record two stories then. The initial broadcast will be Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast streams online so anyone with a computer that can get online can listen. I’m having fun with this and if it causes people to buy some books, it will be even more fun!
Today I did the interment for Natividad Vasquez, a long-time friend, out at Fort Snelling. He was just an enlisted man in Korea but they gave him the royal treatment: full military, a three gun salute with five riflemen, taps, the flag presentation to Karolyn along with several certificates, members of the Minnesota State Patrol in uniform (co-workers of Ned’s son, Robert and a class act, as far as I’m concerned) and a large crowd of relatives from all over, as well as friends. Ned was a sweet man who lived a good life, was a devoted husband and a good father to his five children. We shared a meal afterwards at Yarusso’s, an East side St.Paul institution with a side room that had space to fit our crowd.