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RONALD STRUCKMANN, Maple Grove
A caring community brings him home
Thank you to the dog lovers who helped me find my missing terrier/bichon mix. Thank you to the Burnsville neighbor who was up on his roof and saw Barry escape the back yard. Thank you to the neighbor a block away who called to report finding my dog’s three tags. Thank you to Mary Joe in Woodbury who saw that my online posting had a sighting a mile from where Barry escaped. Thank you to the person who posted seeing him a mile away. Thank you to the mother and daughter with the 218 area code who told me they saw him south of the elementary and junior high and kept looking for him until I could get there from work. Thank you to the man who said he just saw Barry run across Nicollet Avenue. Thank you to the young girl who told me her dogs had just chased him to the park and who helped me find him in the trees near the warming house. Thank you to the veterinarian who gave me the pills so that Barry will not get sick after I took 25 ticks off him.
My dog had five days of abandonment, but all of these guardian angels looked out for him.
Mary E. Jones, Burnsville
In praise of Peter’s Grill
Recently, a friend of mine and her father came from South Dakota to see a Twins game. We had only an hour to meet before the game, so I decided to take them to Peter’s Grill. I didn’t want to show them a restaurant that was part of a nationwide chain that could be found in any city. I wanted to show them something that was unique to Minneapolis. My friend’s dad, who is surrounded by good, country-style home cooking, said his slice of rhubarb pie at Peter’s was the “best” pie he had ever eaten.
The food trucks on Marquette Avenue have their advantages, but they will never replace an old-fashioned diner that has offered comfort food for almost 100 years.
JERRY T. JOHNSON, Bloomington
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