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Holly Johnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

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Holly Johnson: HHH continues to adapt in the world of COVID-19

August means the end of another fiscal year for the HHH.  I would like to report that we have achieved our budgeted and strategic goals, ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Getting the word out on the history of the Hormel Historic Home

I sometimes feel like I repeat myself over and over when it comes to promoting the Hormel Historic Home. I was recently contacted by a ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:30 am

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Holly Johnson: Enhancing and enjoying our natural waterways

My husband and I recently canoed a portion of Turtle Creek. I’ve already mentioned once that we like to take drives on gravel, so for ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:50 am

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HHH: Remember the joy of handwritten letters

One positive note of this slower business period at the Hormel Historic Home is having the time to focus on projects that don’t make it ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:30 am

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Johnson: Find a way to celebrate independence

Fourth of July celebrations will look very different this year, but I hope you have found ways to enjoy the holiday.  Although we are restricted in ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:41 am

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HHH: Public invited to tell their stories

I’m struggling. I just want to say that up front. Some days I feel like I have a lot to write about    Hormel family ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:50 am

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HHH: Music at the Hormel Historic Home gets the green light

I’ve been holding off publishing the line-up for the 2020 Music @ the Mansion concert series because I didn’t know what we would be allowed ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:50 am

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Looking back at three months of closure

Three months. That’s how long the Hormel Historic Home (like so many other businesses around the nation) has been closed. That’s a quarter of our ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, June 13, 2020 7:01 am

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Hormels visited all kinds of different Austins

At one time I had a brother living in Austin, Texas — the weird Austin.  My parents found it amusing that their children were both ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

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Finding similarities between the past the and present

I am sometimes surprised at how similar the past is to the present.  Our society is currently experiencing things that feel new and unprecedented, but ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:01 am

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Hormel’s home away from home in Clear Lake

In May, 1915, 105 years ago, the George Hormel family was preparing to enjoy some time at their newly constructed lake home in Clear Lake, ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:01 am

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Signs of spring found in the HHH Peace Garden

Here we are again, another week of shelter in place. I am sending you all well wishes and hoping that you have found ways to ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:01 am

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Taking in the scenery and its opportunities

I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I did live in the country. We were about two miles from the center of my hometown ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 2, 2020 7:01 am

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Hormel family strived to work with partners to benefit everybody involved

Whether in a business, a family, or a community, the concept of working together is viewed as the appropriate path to accomplishing something beneficial to ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:01 am

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Finding ways to work at home during a pandemic

Like many, I am currently trying to work from home — the one with my pillow -— not the big gold one with columns. I ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, April 11, 2020 7:01 am

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