bob timm: My Future In-Laws Bought My Love - 07/14/21 01:38 PM

Very early into our courtship my future Fianc'e and later Bride, invited me to Thanksgiving dinner with her family. The meal reminded me of the best meals our family had on holidays but this was somehow even better. I'm thinking it was great dishes like this Reunion Bean Pot dish.
In contemplation of the Active Rain Challenge put forth by Rocky Dickerson for July, July Active Rain Challenge - Savory Stories I asked Carol about this receipe. Here it is:
I can tell you it was a hit at our Toastmasters picnic last night... no left-overs for me to enjoy today. ūüė•

bob timm: Rain Jewels - 06/26/21 07:00 PM
Every drop of rain is a jewel this year in the State of North Dakota as much of the State is in the highest drought catagory given by the National Weather Service. However these drops actually looked like jewels after a recent sprinkle. You may recognize the plant that used to be in my office.

bob timm: Busy as a Bee - 05/21/21 11:30 AM
During the Fall of 2019 I harvested a few scraggly plants that the City gardeners left to die in front of my Ward County Notary office downtown Minot. I nurtured them along and now two years later I have two pots brimming full that I am taking home to hang in planters off my deck.
Shortly after hanging the plant it had a visiter that hung around for hours.... just walking around, covering the same ground over and over underneith the plant.
Of course I could go off on a hundred tangents here but sticking to this topic the bee was busy doing … (15 comments)

bob timm: The Story of T. Lee - 05/19/21 06:41 AM
Theodore Lee Roberts
Just like the rest of us T. Lee Roberts had his dreams and his passions as a child. Some of us boys wanted to be Firemen, Policemen, or another form of Super Hero. Many young girls dreamed of being Princesses, Queens, Doctors, Nurses, and other virtuous Super Hero’s.
Theodore Lee Roberts was born to Katherine and Harold Roberts. Katherine was of Hungarian descent and gypsy blood ran through her veins.¬† She loved many of the gypsy ways. Travel, adventure, challenging the unknown. She loved telling people their fortune and her favorite form of fortunate telling was reading tea leaves‚Ķ thus, … (22 comments)

bob timm: A Happy Life - 05/06/21 06:18 AM

Your eyes may see a hash climate that gives you shivers over your entire body but if you could see this picture through my eyes you would see nothing but a safe haven that brings about a flush of warmth and love.
When we moved to Minot North Dakota in 2003 my daughter was three years old and my son was one. I was a little uncertain about the neighborhood ¬†being I was totally unfamiliar with the community. Housing was limited in our price range so we couldn't be too choosy but I wanted to be sure it was safe for my … (34 comments)

bob timm: Oak Park, Minot ND - 04/26/21 06:41 AM
Minot ND is a city of constant change. While our population has remained faily stable by the numbers (aside from the oil boom and the flood of 2011) we do see a larger than average number of people come and go every year due to our association with the Minot Air Force Base.
The population of the MAFB varies from 5,500 to over 7,000 and when you consider troops (men and women) often get reassigned every 3 years that is a lot of people coming and going.
It may seem silly to locals that I am going to tell you about Oak Park, … (18 comments)

bob timm: Signs Of Spring In North Dakota - 03/05/21 11:17 AM
When it comes to signs of Spring on the North Coast you take what you can get. Here are three signs I saw this week.
Carol received this buld for Christmas. We followed directions and nothing appeared to be happening for about 6 weeks. Then BOOM! It grow at a rate of about 2 inches a day until it reached 24". This week it fully bloomed.
Cattle on the road means that they are not cooped up in the barn or in a feed area. It also means they are going to find a path to the "greener grass" on the other side … (20 comments)

bob timm: Hanging Over My Head - 02/23/21 07:49 AM
When you work in a multi-level office building you may have no idea what may be hanging over your head. On Friday I learned what was hanging over my head. Old Rusty!
It's an old toilet/sewer pipe that decided IT had to "go". Of course, with my 600 sq' office space , my 2' sq computer had to be directly underneath it. How lucky for me! On the positive side at least it wasn't in my son's Ary Gallery.
Here is the¬†not so beautiful site above my desk as they had to tare through the 100 year old ceiling to get to the … (28 comments)

bob timm: A Piece Of Minot OVER the Super Bowl - 02/07/21 06:27 PM
If you saw the bombers fly over the Super Bowl then you saw a piece of Minot North Dakota fly overhead. The B52 you saw came from Minot, one of two of the nations B52 bases. Minot hosts two of the nuclear triad legs with the B52's and a nuclear missle base.
We are very proud of our base and personel here in Minot. These are some of the finest young men and women you can possibily meet. One of the B52 pilots is a personal friend and because of that friendship I've meet several of the B52 pilots (there are … (11 comments)

bob timm: Babies For Christmas - 12/31/20 06:52 AM
Nothing makes for a merrier Christmas than a baby!
The years 2000 and 2001 were the "baby years" in the Robert & Carol Timm household. I don't think anything can top the Merry Christmas list more than sharing it with your first offspring and any/all babies following. The year 2000 brought us Tina Natalie Timm. Looking through my old pictures this morning reminded me of what a happy baby Tina was.
2001 brought us Timmothy. Timmothy was "content" as a baby but it was obvious from the get go he was going to take life a bit more seriously than his sister.
This was … (34 comments)

bob timm: Holiday Decorating Yesterday & Today - 12/30/20 12:04 PM
The one thing that is constant during our mortal lives is change. I want to thank Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker and Carol Williams for helping to jog my mind into just how much change I've seen in 60 some years.
My earliest memories of Christmas, like most children I know, was all about the presents, what am I going to get. Give me, give me, give me. I was never disapointed as it seemed like us kids were always smothered in gifts. Looking back at my earliest years they may have been pretty lean for our family but we … (25 comments)

bob timm: It Made Me Cry - 12/15/20 12:55 PM
The computer I've been working on for two weeks didn't make me cry but when I tested out the sound card with a certain YouTube video it made me cry.
I thought I'd look for Rock-N-Roll Christmas songs and pull up something familiar like last years surprise (to me) by Si Cranstoun.
I decided to skip by "the usual" when I saw Metal Christmas 2020. I clicked on it and most of it I could do without even though I am a Heavy Metal Fan all the back to the Country Joe & the Fish days of the 60's.
I don't keep up with Rock … (24 comments)

bob timm: It Made Me Cry - 12/15/20 12:54 PM
The computer I've been working on for two weeks didn't make me cry but when I tested out the sound card with a certain YouTube video it made me cry.
I thought I'd look for Rock-N-Roll Christmas songs and pull up something familiar like last years surprise (to me) by Ci Cranstoun.
I decided to skip by "the usual" when I saw Metal Christmas 2020. I clicked on it and most of it I could do without even though I am a Heavy Metal Fan all the back to the Country Joe & the Fish days of the 60's.
I don't keep up with Rock … (2 comments)

bob timm: FLOCK'IN RIGHT - 12/12/20 11:28 AM
Jack "Flocking" Frost was on it last night.
No one flocks like Jack Frost!
We have had two nights in a row of heavy fog. Jack loves those working conditions and it shows. This morning I had a job about 20 miles out of town and I knew I needed to bring my camera so I could show the world what a good flocker Jack Frost is.

bob timm: Black Friday & Small Business Saturday at the Timmothy Timm Studio - 11/27/20 05:43 AM
Titus & Philemon
Art Gallery
And The
Timmothy Timm
Art Studio
Will be open on Black Friday (11/27/2020) with the author/illustrator signing and personalizing books from 2:00 to 4:30 PM.
Small Business Saturday (11/28/2020) from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

bob timm: I'm Thankful for... Who the Heck is it???? - 11/20/20 07:31 AM
Do you know who your client is?
It's not always easy to recognize who is your client in the world of Real Estate.
When I was an active Real Estate Broker was my client the agents who worked under my license? Was it the developers who purchased large tracts of land from me and then expected me to sell the lots? Was it the Builders who purchased the lots from me? Was it the home Buyers who purchased the homes I listed for the Builders? Yes, it was all the above and more and I was thankful for each and every one of them.
Now, … (16 comments)

bob timm: Is It Monumental? - 11/19/20 01:09 PM
Is an unknown monument Monumental?
The Minot Daily News puts out a yearly publication that highlights local towns and one thing interesting about them. It's not real often I spot something new in it from year to year but I don't remember seeing this article so it really peaked my interest. I hope you can read what it says in the picture above but if you can not the main point is that this monument was dedicated back in 1925. As you can see it looks as if it's new yet today. That's the beauty of granite.

bob timm: Taking Drastic Measures - 10/29/20 11:18 AM
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
The key word here is drastic. We have all learned in the last year how important it is to protect our health and we all have been taking measures we would have thought were drastic in January of this year. The measures that many of us are taking are to protect our physical health. The measure I am taking these days is to protect my mental health.
The current pandemic is effecting everyone mentally one way or another and for one reason or another. Believe it or not the problem it is causing me is … (30 comments)

bob timm: Some Men Tower Above Others - 10/28/20 07:16 AM
Richard (Dick) Leavitt
was such a man. He only stood about 5'6 but his footprint covered much of North Central North Dakota and a bit of Canada as well.
Dick left a successful career in sales in order to spread God's word. He purchase a secular radio station and turned it into a Christian radio station... the only one in a very large rural area.
After a year of ownership it looked as if it may have been all for not as the expence of operating the radio station was to much.
Dick knew he could keep the station alive if he allowed the advertising … (16 comments)

bob timm: Helen McCormack, ORDINARY LIFE - EXTRAORDINARY GOD! - 10/26/20 12:55 PM
Meet Helen McCormack, Author and regular contributor to the Minot Daily News. Helen was a delight to interview.
Here is a book for everyone including those with attention deficit orders like myself. ORDINARY LIFE - EXTRAORDINARY GOD!is a collection of short stories that will keep you reading from cover to cover. I like short stories and none of these are more than a couple of pages. Each story will leave you wanting more. It was nice to visit with Helen "live" as I have been reading here column in the Minot Daily News for many years.

Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services)

Bob "RealMan" Timm

Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Minot, ND

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Address: Tivoli Custom Homes, 9 11th Ave NE, Minot, ND, 58703

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