Mariah Muhl, Jacob Haen, Reese Gillund and Merissa Traen sought shelter under an umbrella at the Minneota vs. Springfield football game on Friday in Minneota.

Ole Pappy

Lens on our world

When I see other newspapers, I can’t help but be thankful we have Brian Jeremiason shooting photos for the Mascot. Just last week our friend Ruth Bot said, “Brian really has some great photos in the paper. He’s a very good photographer.”

That’s high praise coming from someone who is also a very good photographer and spent most of her adulthood shooting photos for the Minneota yearbook.

What I appreciate about Brian is the fact he not only gets great sports photos, but he’s always got his eye out for other kinds of photos as well.

Take for instance two photos in this column. One is of the little kids playing flag football at halftime of the varsity game.

The other is of kids trying to stay dry during that same football game. I’ve always said a lot of people think they are photographers, but only a few really have an “eye” for sports and Brian has that eye.

My Ole Pappy once told me, “If you see the photo when your walking or driving by, STOP right then and take it. It won’t be there when you come back. Ole Pappy was correct!

LAUGH A LITTLE: The First Man said: “My wife and I have been getting along pretty well lately.” Second Man: “Why is that?” First Man: “My wife got mad at me and gave me the silent treatment.”

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: As my Ole Pappy used to say, “The best view comes after the hardest climb.” Ole Pappy was right. The more you put into something, the more you appreciate it. Thanks Ole Pappy!

CORRECTION: Story on Vietnamese donation of Doc Merritt’s gun to Vietnam Museum said Kim Huchun was Vietnamese, he was Korean. Sorry! — Editor!

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