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Photo album with lyrics: Maggie Lee’s 90th birthday party

Former Northfielders (and country singer-songwriters) Johnny Western and Marilyn Sellars came back to their hometown last Sunday night to join the community in a celebration of Maggie Lee’s 90th birthday.

See the album of 22 photos, the large slideshow (recommended), or this small slideshow:

Scott Richardson composed the words to "The Ballad of Maggie Lee," (sung to the tune of Rawhide):

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling
Keep those presses rolling
Keep those presses rolling Maggie

News and information
Your readers are waiting
Hungry for what you’ve got to say.

City Council’s steaming
School board is dreaming
Opinion is what is you try to sway.

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Clicken, clicken, clicken
Keep those keyboards clicken
Keep those keyboards clicken, Maggie

Always deadlines loomin’
No time for snoozin’
PMTs are still an hour away

That waxer is cloggin’
Photon lens is foggin’
Why can’t those writers make some hay!

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Strolling, Strolling, Strolling
Division she is strolling
Division she is strolling, Maggie

Broomball shoes protect her
The cart is her collector
Gathering news and goods she finds on sale.

Shops and keepers need her
Her stories they are feeders
She never tires of telling Northfield’s tales

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Purple, purple, purple
What’s the deal with purple?
Why’s it always purple, Maggie

First a fashion respite,
Now her fans expect it.
Regal in every swish and sway.

Accessorizin’s easy
Oft’ a wee bit cheesy
Now you know the secret so they say.

Get the news, make it sing, type it up, paste it up
Turn the press, hit the street, Maggie
Eat a bite, check the mail, pet the cat, get some sleep
Back to work Back to work, Maggie

Photo redux: Maggie Lee. Her 90th birthday is Sunday. Party on, Wayne.

poster: Maggie Lee's 90th birthday partyNHS head honcho Hayes Scriven has a blog post up with the details of Maggie Lee’s 90th birthday party on Sunday. I do believe Wayne Eddy is invited.

Who is Maggie Lee? See this NHS oral history of Maggie Lee in which she "talks about her life in Northfield and why the color purple is so important to her."

If your eyes can handle the purple:

See the album Maggie Lee 60th Anniversary At Northfield News (large slideshow) or SLOW CLICK the small slideshow below:

See the album Maggie Lee, Haywood Award recipient 2009 (large slideshow) or SLOW CLICK the small slideshow below:

Photo album: Riverside Trail dedication

The new trail segment connecting downtown Northfield to the Mill Towns Trail through Riverside Park was dedicated to Maggie Lee this morning.

Rob Hardy has a good write-up of the ceremony with a slideshow of his dozen photos in a Northfield.org blog post. Corey Butler has an album of 18 photos on the Northfield News site.

See my album of 36 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

Maggie Lee announced as the recipient of the 2009 DJJD Heywood Award

Maggie Lee Maggie Lee Maggie Lee and committee Maggie Lee Maggie Lee and Jeanne Schobrich
Maggie Lee was informed about 30 minutes ago that she’s the the 2009 recipient of the Joseph Lee Heywood Distinguished Service Award. The award “… is given to a Northfield citizen who exemplifies the commitment to public service which Joseph Lee Heywood lived and died for.”

The announcement was made at the Northfield News where Maggie works. (See the album of a dozen photos here.) Maggie will be honored at the Defeat of Jesse James Days Heywood Award Dinner in September. Here are two albums that feature Maggie from 2004. (continued)

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