By Clarence White, Calendar Editor, December 13, 2015
In Saint Paul, our sisters and brothers invest sweat and tears in freedoms, artistic and otherwise. Sometimes we offer a welcome hat, and other times we try our best to offer refuge against the protestations of neighbors who have forgotten how and why their great grandparents came here.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“I do hope that in my blundering way through life I may in a small measure defend the dignity of common men and prove of some sustaining power to the suffering souls I meet... I have small faith in any man’s religion if he feels above those who are unfortunate.”
—L. C. Larry Ho Hodgson, Saint Paul mayor and poet
“Life is beautiful... drink every last drop. Kindness manifests it's own majesty, and love is smiling at someone on the street that you don't know.”
—John Wozniak, rock musician
“I was a Depression baby. The year I was born, my mother was fond of telling me, enough material for a dress cost only a nickel, but no one had a nickel.”