Archive - Jul 26, 2007

Funeral at St. John's

Alma Kyllander's funeral was held at St. John's Church just down the road from the nursery. Brother Joe and I sang. The church isn't as old as many around here--I believe they put up the present building in the early 1960s--but it is no less beautiful than any old church.

I have sung there for a couple of funerals in the past, and at each one, the rear double doors were thrown open and I could see out across the fields while singing, which is sort of a unique experience. It takes away any nervousness. You are singing to the corn, with people in the foreground.

Reusse agrees

Only two hours after I posted here that the Twins should trade Joe Nathan now, Patrick Reusse mentions it in his column for tomorrow. You heard it here first.

Cranky old Patrick adds one name to the list which should be on the block: Luis Castillo. I would hate to see Castillo go, since I got used to his style of play only about a month ago, but Reusse's right. He will be a free agent at the end of the year, too, and could leave without any compensation.