Because Minnesota is all about Change. And saying Yes.

We just finished our annual pilgrimage to the bank’s coins to cash machine. Each year, we save up our loose change for one big day at the MN State Fair.

spare-change

It all seems appropriate, in a state that embraces change and says Yes. Greg and I can spend all day saying “Yes” to whatever purchase, without affecting the monthly budget.

Matt and Caroline on the case.
Matt and Caroline on the case.

Consider:

St. Paul was originally “Pig’s Eye.” (change is good!)

Our home state is home to many firsts: 

Indoor shopping mall, skyways, facility to host 3 major sports events (the dumpy Dome!), urban sculpture garden, open heart surgery, stapler, water skiis, roller blades, snowmobilies, Children’s dept. in a public library, toaster, armored cars  (if you find a common theme, let me know)

and many inventions:

Scotch tape, Wheaties, HMOs, bundt pan, Aveda products, Green Giant veggies

We say Yes, too:

to independents as governors (ok, so maybe change isn’t always good)

Muslims as congresspeople

Democrats

Volunteer infantry (Gettysburg!)

Gay marriage

So as we prepare for a day at The Great Minnesota Gettogether, I’m grateful to live in a state that embraces change and says Yes. Not a bad way to live a full, rich life!

 

 

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