Another Birthday Mile”Stone”

December 30, 2015

Well today is number 65. This is one of a handful of birthdays not spent at home, in Michigan. My family always laughs because I typically say I will be home after Christmas for my birthday, because that is my tradition. My Grandma Orr and I often commiserated about our post Christmas birthdays. Hers was the 26th, even worse than mine! I remember her driving out to Thornhill on one …Read the Rest

The Pink Brick House on the Hill

The Pink Brick House on the Hill
March 17, 2015

I vividly remember my Grandma and Grandpa Stone’s pink brick home on Eden Hill. Their home was perched atop a hill, overlooking their sweet cherry orchard, with a near panoramic view that opened to the west and the north. During …Read the Rest

“Judge not lest ye be judged…”

“Judge not lest ye be judged…”
July 3, 2014

A week ago, my husband Jon let me know that a pair of his pants needed the clip at the top repaired, as the cloth under the hook had begun to rip away. The pants could be mended, but not …Read the Rest

WANTED: A LAWN BOY WHO CAN DO EVERYTHING

WANTED: A LAWN BOY WHO CAN DO EVERYTHING
June 27, 2014

Since I was a little girl, my farming family has lived under the authority of weather. It was either a no frost Spring and a bumper crop that made it through the season unharmed or a bumper crop that was …Read the Rest

Wallaker Creek Fun

Wallaker Creek Fun
May 7, 2014

What did kids do during their free time in the 1950’s? There were no video games, or hundreds of channels on TV if you had one, nor computers. Kids had to create their own entertainment with the blessing of parents …Read the Rest

Migrating Tundra Swans Visiting the County

Migrating Tundra Swans Visiting the County
April 3, 2014

Currently, Tundra Swans are filling the air and fields of area farmlands here in northeast Wisconsin. Last year I waited too long to see this phenomena and saw only a small flock, literally the tail end. Wisconsin is a midway …Read the Rest

The Mysterious Basket

The Mysterious Basket
March 31, 2014

We all have heard the many versions of stories about a basket being left on the doorstep, here is my version. Jon and I returned home from Green Bay after spending an evening eating at a favorite restaurant. As we …Read the Rest

A Magical Time of the Year

A Magical Time of the Year
December 8, 2013

Nothing is better than taking Fast Eddy out for an winter walk after supper. He loves the snow. Throughout the day, the snow slowly sifted down, giving the landscape a fresh clean powdered sugar appearance. Today’s bit of white fluff was but a …Read the Rest

Locally, A Year Of Loss

Locally, A Year Of Loss
November 24, 2013

Our young couple with their one year old son, to our south moved to the North Woods of WI in September. It was fun to get to know them and eventually their little boy. But sad to see them move away. …Read the Rest

THROUGH THE WINDOW

THROUGH THE WINDOW
April 16, 2013

Spring delayed , Winter extended   Locked away in the basement working on things that I should be working on when the snow is flying,  and here it is,  April! See my face through the blinds? Looking , watching , …Read the Rest

VIVIAN’S DREAM

VIVIAN’S DREAM
January 26, 2013

Today was an unusual Saturday, in which, it was just Fast Eddy and me. Jon was off participating in Ham Radio Training for the entire day. So once we ate and got the smaller morning walk out of the way, we settled in to …Read the Rest

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