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October 2, 2006, Herald Journal

Don’t they say the cutest things


Tiny Tales is a column dedicated to children in our community, and the times when they create a wonderful story to tell. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, family member, caregiver, teacher, or anyone with a child in your life. . . there’s always a tiny tale to tell.

It may be cute or funny things a child has said or done; any of those endearing moments you’d love to share with others, and people, like me, enjoy reading.

Here in Delano, we are proud of our community, our schools and our children. . . why not have a column about our little ‘tigers’?

You can email your tiny tales to; jbakken@hjpub.com, fax them to (763) 972-1029 or mail them to:TinyTales, 430 Hwy 12 E., Suite 4, PO Box 498, Delano, MN 55328.

Mrs. Cheryl Schleper was taking her first grade class to a lyceum at Delano Elementary School.

A lyceum is a hall in which public lectures, concerts, and similar programs are presented, or an organization sponsors public programs and entertainment. It’s not a word I’ve used often, so I took the definition out of the dictionary, and therefore I can understand the confusion this word could cause youngsters.

Apparently, as the class was going to this lyceum, the teacher asked the class if they knew what a lyceum was. One student responded, “Isn’t that when the nurse comes in and checks your head?”

How’s that for a cute Tiny Tales story? Now, it’s time to share yours!