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and raised in Northeast Minneapolis,
Dick Solem went to Edison High for 2 years and transferred to Osseo High in Osseo, MN.
After graduating from high school, Dick went to the University of Minnesota. Married right after graduating from the U, Dick and his new bride, Colleen, traveled to San Antonio, Texas to begin a 3 year tour
of duty with the U.S. Air Force. After a stint in Japan, Dick left the Air
Force. He and his wife returned to Minnesota where he started a 25 year career in the Life Insurance industry. During that time, his family grew. His 3
children all have had successful careers. After retiring from the Life
Insurance industry, Dick assisted in establishing a successful advertising agency in the Twin Cities Metro area.
Besides being an avid reader, Dick has spent a lifetime as a collector.
For the past 25 years, he's had a "love affair" with English Toby Jugs and his
collection presently has over 450 pieces.
Dick's Featured Review:
Bitsy's Bait & BBQ by Pamela Morsi
Bait & BBQ” by Pamela Morsi is a fun story about
hope and determination; determine a course and
hope for the best. This could very well be the
motto for Emma Collins and her sister Katy Dodson,
as Emma once again backs Katy’s mask action, in
buying a B & B in a small out of the way village
in the Ozark Mountains. Sight unseen, purchased
off the internet, the B & B is of course not what
Katy had thought it was. B & B to most people
means Bed & Breakfast. In this small town it
means “Bait & BBQ”. The run-down establishment
had once been the center of activity during, and
after, vacation season (read: Fishing Season), and
townsfolk have hope it will be again.
about fishing, disliking grubs & worms, and unable
to make decent BBQ, the women and Katy’s 5 year
old son Josh begin a life completely foreign to
them. But, everyone in town wants to help them
make a success of the venture. This includes the
mailman, who is also the pastor and the bait
salesman, who is also the local lawyer (somewhat
retired). Things move along and even the BBQ
improves, well a bit anyway. And then Katy’s
former mother-in-law (who felt Katy was unworthy
of her son Sean) decides she is the best one to
have custody of Josh. And so begins phase two of
the lives & loves of Emma and Katy in Warbler