Recently I was told I was dead. An obituary was mistakenly attributed to me and read years ago on the radio in the Twin Cities. What a surprise to me, and the IRS who’ve been collecting my taxes for the last 30 years. Does my vote still count?
The Minnesota Historical Society provided proof that “yes” a Daniel Holm, of about my age at the time, passed away in the mid 1970’s. I won’t make light of this finding. Someone did lose a loved one. I send my sympathy to his family even at this late date.
Another Minnesota historical society also provided a portal back in time. The St. Louis Park Historical Society had something no other web site had, a lengthy article on local music! What a treasure to find on-line.
If you haven’t already done so, take the time to look at this website. It’s packed with many names, dates, places and memories of what I’ve heard called the “Golden age of Minneapolis music”. Jeanne Anderson, who accepted my humble additions, totally surprised us with a page devoted to “The Chancellors”.
Please take a moment to thank the volunteers at these important local repositories of our life stories. Their time, talents and enthusiasm for small town history provide the first link to preserving the greater past.