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Laughing it up with the eccentrics
|By LYNDA JENSEN|
I was lucky enough to share lunch in the midst of HLWW teacher Dave Metcalf and a collection of his fine students, along with two professional actors, his son Nate, and Luvern Seifert (former student and self confessed eccentric actor).
Down in the dumps? Bored? Lazy? Have lunch with a bunch of aspiring actors. It's good for what ails you.
When time came for the bill, Mr. Metcalf found himself accidentally on the receiving end of whatever lunch costs for nine people.
His students, who alerted him to the discrepancy in the first place, showered him with thank yous, to which he told them IN YOUR DREAMS.
They gave him the raspberries, with one student telling him he might stroll out the door, sans payment. Metcalf said something to the effect of "You won't get halfway there."
But the kicker was when Metcalf in the next breath said "When it comes to money, you have NO IDEA what I'm capable of doing," to which the entire room at Bergie's erupted in laughter, even total strangers.
Spring means bargains, and there should be loads of them at the citywide garage sales coming up.
For young couples with children, garage sales are the answer to expensive clothes and other items . . . with a sense of adventure to boot.
Last year, we found a small trampoline for $5, an inflatable chair for my daughter (she uses it as a reading chair), a needed bookcase for my son, and of course, clothes, among other things.
I, myself, host a neighborhood garage sale in May, selling everything from perennials to clothes and knick knacks. I even sold a table to Rep. Bob Ness once (who was a tough sell).
"No junk," my husband says.
This is my husband's rule: if it's something that won't be used longer than 24 hours, it can't be bought because it's junk.
Local citywide garage sales:
Fri.-Sat., April 26 & 27 - New Germany
Sat., April 27 - Howard Lake, Waverly, Cokato
Sat., May 4 - Winsted, Hutchinson
Thurs.-Fri.-Sat., May 9, 10, 11 - Mayer
Fri.-Sat., May 10-11 - Silver Lake
Sat., Aug. 31 (Labor Day) - Dassel
Sat.,Sept. 21 - Lester Prairie
Sat., Oct. 12 - HLWW Comm. Ed.
Montrose and Litchfield do not have citywide sales.
Howard Lake-Waverly Herald & Winsted-Lester Prairie