Just call our home MinneotaSota PDF Print E-mail

byron higgin-newtifFROM MY FRONT WINDOW

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

New way to tell folks where you’re from:
“MinneotaSota” is the new word.
My way has been to say, “I’m from Minneota ... which is Minnesota without the ‘S’.
But Saturday while visiting with Dan Canton’s parents at the Canton home in Minneota,, Mrs. Canton gave me this whole new way to describe where we live.
“When Nathan was little (Dan and Linda’s son), he used to say he was from MinneotaSota, and we enjoyed that,” she said.
I liked it very much.

Fact is, many folks just can’t make the distinction between Minneota and Minnesota.
Take for instance the fact the Minneota Mascot gets TONS of emails, press releases and reguests from folks who found our name and read it as MINNESOTA MASCOT.
Many times people are inquiring about advertising when they call us — only to find our subscription list is far smaller than expected and we serve the MINNEOTA area — not the MINNESOTA area.
Now, calling us MinneotaSota may not clear all that up — but it sounds nice. And maybe it will cause someone to ask us about our Minneota home.

LOTS OF action happening in the Minneota area this week. Of-course, construction goes on both on Hwy. 68 and on Jefferson Street.
‘FROM MY FRONT WINDOW” we saw the Northdale Construction crew destroy the rest of our sidewalk Tuesday morning.
It appears they’re moving up Jefferson Street and soon be out of site of My Front Window.
You’ll have to use the back door to the Mascot this week — unless you want to walk around the edges in the dirt.

LAUGH A LITTLE: Only three doors
An airline captain was breaking in a new blonde stewardess. The route they were flying had a layover in another city. Upon their arrival, the captain showed the stewardess the best place for airline personnel to eat, shop and stay overnight.
The next morning, as the pilot was preparing the crew for the day's route, he noticed the new stewardess was missing.
He knew which room she was in at the hotel and called her up wondering what happened.
She answered the phone, crying, and said she couldn't get out of her room. "You can't get out of your room?" the captain asked, "Why not?"
The stewardess replied: "There are only three doors in here," she sobbed, "one is the bathroom, one is the closet, and one has a sign on it that says 'Do Not Disturb'!"

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: As my Ole Pappy used to say, “Nobody gets somethin’ for nothin’ — but somebody will get nothin’ for somethin’ — and you don’t want to be either one of those guys.
The fruits of your labor will pay off, so work hard.”
I think Ole Pappy told me that one when I asked him for money to fix my car. He didn’t give me the money, I had to earn it.