It made my day when I got a package of birthday cards from a third grade classroom in Rochester.

Brian Krenik's third graders at St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School put together the package and mailed it me at WCCO Radio.

Mr. Krenik wrote: "Many of the students did not hear of you, truly a black mark on their generation. A couple students do know their parents listen to you on Sunday morning, so that made me feel a little better. They did enjoy looking you up on the Star Tribune web site, and think it is cool that you get to write about sports for a living."

Mr. Krenik said his students enjoy writing letters, and I had a chance to read them all and really enjoyed them.

Katherine wrote: "I can't believe you were born in 1920!"

Maggie wrote: "Third grade is very fun because you get to learn multiplication and cursive. Do you remember learning that stuff?" 

Joseph wrote: "If you fish, what do you fish for?" 

Tommy wrote: "Were there cars in 1925?"

Most of the kids wanted to know what my favorite sport was. I always say whatever is in season. When it's football season, I like football. Basketball season, basketball. Baseball season, baseball.

Julio wrote: "Have a good life, Mr. Hartman." Believe me, I have.


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