Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Lynnette Hintze: As I See It

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Updated 2 days, 16 hours ago
Busy household is about to get quiet again

The last two months have been a blur because my younger daughter and soon-to-be 5-year-old granddaughter — plus their two large Akitas — have been staying with us while my son-in-law hauled all their belongings t...

Updated 2 weeks, 2 days ago
No time for tomfoolery

While I was checking into a hotel a few weeks ago, I had to chuckle to myself at the front-desk clerk.

Updated 1 month ago
Pulling the plug on satellite TV

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Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
A tale of two Bobs, and a party for the ages

Bev Braig called me last week to ask about an article about her husband’s birthday that was published in the Inter Lake 40 years ago when her husband Bob turned 40. This was no regular birthday celebration in 198...

Updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Traveling salesmen enriched our lives

“Mom, the Rawleigh man is here,” I remember calling out to my mother every couple of months during my childhood. It was my duty to alert her of any incoming traveling salesmen — and there were several regulars — ...

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Life as we knew it

A coworker and I were taking a short walk on Wednesday in the Inter Lake neighborhood to refresh and regroup, and were mulling over the news of the day. The governor had just issued his directive mandating masks ...

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Condiment war: Ketchup versus mustard

Every Fourth of July, when hot dogs inevitably are on the menu at most family picnics, the battle between ketchup and mustard resurfaces at the Hintze household. Actually it’s an ongoing spat.

Updated 3 months, 1 week ago
Dad’s love of music lives on

Dad’s been gone 11 years, but his music still plays in my mind.

Updated 4 months ago
‘Stepping’ into the Fitbit routine

My daughter Heather gave me a Fitbit for Mother’s Day, so I am now among the millions of people who are slaves to the wearable fitness tracker strapped to their wrist.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
A tribute to mothers of all ages

It’s been an extraordinary year so far for everyone as the COVID-19 pandemic has dropped the bottom out of our normal lives. Even as we inch our way toward what seems normal, everything is different than our pre-...

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
Mom’s fate is out of our hands

I got a text from my brother Rodney early Friday morning, with a screenshot of the notification he’d just received from the nursing home in Minnesota where my 91-year-old mother is a resident. It was what we fear...

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
C-Falls opts to delay resort tax start date

The Columbia Falls City Council last week voted to delay an implementation of a proposed 3 percent resort tax until October 2021.

Updated 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Jigsybelle: an Easter bunny for all time

Editor’s note: This column originally was published April 25, 2011, in the Daily Inter Lake.

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Finding the beauty in our ‘Groundhog Day’

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels as if they’re trapped in the movie “Groundhog Day,” where Bill Murray is forced to live the same day over and over again.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Finding history in the closet

Every couple of weeks I duck into the storage closet in the conference room at the Daily Inter Lake and watch history come alive.