Al, Author at Albert Lea Tribune

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Al Batt: Summa cum laude grad would have worn a baseball glove

Muhammad Ali said, “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Johnny Cash sang it, so you know it must be true

I knew the day would be special. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 7, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Hickory Dickory Doc, impetigo ran up the block (head)

We were old enough to be in school, but not much older than that. One of us contracted impetigo. It spread like wildfire through our ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: I love cashiers and those little checkout dividers

My right sock was on its last leg. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 16, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: My horoscope says I shouldn’t read it, so I don’t

I don’t read my horoscope. I read my wife’s horoscope so I know what to be prepared for. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Showing up and shining in the Show Me State

I didn’t go to St. Joseph, Missouri, because Missouri loves company. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: The shoulder devil made him free the halluces

My neighbor Crandall bought a pair of nice shoes from one of those man cave stores. He had never owned such spiffy shoes. They’d been ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: No coupons? What are you, a billionaire or something?

What do you call someone born on Leap Day? Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: The lasting legend of a larruping good lick in Ledyard

I played in a baseball game at the Field of Dreams near Dyersville, Iowa. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: A post turtle comes to a fork in the road one day

“Tell me about yourself.” That’s what the fellow seated next to me on the airplane said. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: That’s no weather vane; it’s Tula the wild turkey hen

A friend stopped by to tell me there was a turkey on the roof of my house. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: In search of the holy grail of greeting cards

My wife, The Queen B, was searching for chocolate-covered radishes or radish-covered chocolates. I forget which. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Fighting over a thermostat should be an Olympics event

Iowa is a tropical paradise. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 30, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: I’d been prepared to perform mouth-to-bill resuscitation

A guy I used to know said, “Morning.” No adjective added. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 23, 2024 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: It might have been better but it could have been worse

It was 4 a.m. on a 14-degree January day. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, January 16, 2024 8:45 pm

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