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Josh Anderson


Way up North there is this fella, I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Joshua Anderson. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Anderson, he called himself "Mr. A". Now, "Mr. A" - that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Mr. Anderson that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found this story so darned interestin'. They call Manson the "City Of Craters." I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow there are some nice folks there. 'Course I can't say I've seen London, and I ain't never been to France. And I ain't never seen no queen in her darned Dundies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing Mr A, and this here story I'm about to unfold, well, I guess I seen somethin' every bit as stupefyin' as you'd see in any of them other places. And in English, too. So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin' like the good Lord gypped me. Now this here story I'm about to unfold took place back in the late '70s - just about the time of our or conflict with disco music. I only mention it because sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause, what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Mr. A here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that's the Mr. A, in Manson, Iowa. And even if he's a goofy man - and Mr. A was most certainly that. Quite possibly the goofiest in Calhoun County, which would place him high in the runnin' for goofiest worldwide. But sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Aw. I lost my train of thought here. But... aw, heck. I've done introduced him enough.


“The Stranger," about Mr. Anderson (inspirared by the Coen brothers)


About Me
I was born in Mason City, Iowa.  I grew up in Humboldt, Iowa.  I live in Manson Iowa with my wife and four children.  I enjoy being part of our community being involved through our church, school and youth sports.  I spend my free time acting a Taxi service to my four children, and enjoying movies.  I like to cook, fish, travel, playing with Legos, and eating.

Education
I am a graduate of Humboldt Senior High. After spending five years in the Marine Corps I received an Associates Degree from Iowa Central.  I followed that up with a Bachelors degree from Buena Vista University. I have also received certificates in both coaching and TAG.

Classes
I am the art teacher at our Elementary.  I also teach TAG at the Barnum building for grades 3 through 6.  In the winter and spring I co-coach Junior High wrestling and Track.