Friday, June 24, 2011

1990 - "A Place We Call Home"

1990 was a great year to be in South St. Paul and to be President of SSP's Kaposia Days.  It was my banner year for this great community event!  Daniel had been born just a few months earlier and we had just celebrated our city centennial and REAP was in full force; Ronald Reagan was in office and President Gorbachev was disbanding the Soviet Union.  What more could one hope for!  The Disc Golf Course was open for the first time up at Kaposia Park, we had a rollarblade race down Thompson Avenue.  The parade had great weather, the "Lovely Liebowitz Sisters" played at the stage show and the fireworks were spectacular! 

As part of this celebration I wrote a letter to President Gorbachev who was in the country for a visit.  The letter stated " The theme for South St. Paul's Kaposia Days Celebration is 'A Place We Call Home' because at home it's not what's on the table that is important, rather it's who's at the table.......Please accept....the open invitation that you and your fellow countrymen have a place at the table in this "place we call home."

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