So yesterday I told you about all of the things I wouldn’t miss about Grand Forks.Â There is far more I WILL miss.Â Â Â Here we go:
1.Â Belmont Road in the spring.
2.Â Personal picnics on my supper break at Lincoln Drive Park watching the river.
3.Â My area watering holes.Â This includes Johnny’s, Bonzers, The Frog, Town Pump II (Petersburg), The Red Dog and Good Friends (Larimore), Denny’s and The Hub.
4.Â The races followed by Reggie playing the Jukebox at Judy’s.
5.Â The two days every summer that it gets really, really hot in Grand Forks.
6.Â The yearly antique jewelry sale at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
7.Â Big beers during Fighting Sioux Hockey games.
8.Â Pre-newscast bathroom chats with Casey Wonnenberg while we are doing our make-up.
9. Â Â UND’s 10-Percent Society’s Drag Shows.Â Great, wild times.
10.Â Good people I have known who have gone since I have been here.Â This includes my dear friend Mike Fonder, Bob Brooks, Johnny Pinnsoneault, Rae Ann Moe, Chuck Bundlie, Gary Thomas, Carol Graham, and most recently Dick Grassel.
11.Â My chiropractor.Â I am going to be hurting without you.
12.Â I have three best buds.Â Kirsten, Tuen, and Nate.Â Thanks for always being there.Â We have certainly been through a lot together.Â And I will miss you all greatly.
13.Â My co-workers friends who may as well be family members to me.Â Â You are one of the hardest parts about leaving.Â I will miss our banter, our laughs, our squabbles and practical jokes.Â Believe that what you are doing and will continue to do is such important work.
14.Â The viewers I don’t know but who know me.Â Thank you for your supportive cards, emails, and calls these last few weeks.Â You are the reason I do what I do.Â I will sincerely miss serving you.Â Thank you for inviting me into your living room these last 10 years.Â It’s been an honor.
Diddy Featuring Sting and Faith Evans, “I’ll Be Missing You,”: