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Column: Happy 100th birthday, Fred Manfred

Published 04/14/2012, Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON — Two carloads of us drove to Blue Mounds State Park one Saturday last October. The sky was blue as 300 robins’ eggs, the way it is in October. I suppose the temperature was 70, maybe 75. We were trying to soak up heat because, of course, we knew an arctic winter was just ahead of us. Everybody went on a hike along one of the trails but I stayed at the park headquarters, once Frederick Manfred’s house.

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