Archive for November, 2010

Turn Up Your Transistor Radio

November 28, 2010

  Image via Wikipedia It’s late at night and the house is quiet with all asleep, except for me. I have my treasured transistor radio on and it is tuned to ” WLS, 890, in Chicago” several hundred miles down the lakeshore. Its 50,000 watts blast over the air waves make it easily the Midwest’s most listened to station. It is my only salvation for living far from any neighbors or a nearby town. Growing up in rural northern Michigan could be very lonely. But …Read the Rest

‘Tis The Season

‘Tis The Season
November 25, 2010

  Bells ringing in front of stores and malls toll in the Christmas season. Christmas tree sales popping up in front of store parking lots. Wreaths and garland gaily topped with red ribbon, hang on display racks in front of grocery stores. Cold weather finally …Read the Rest

NW Michigan Orchard Farmlife in the 50’s & 60’s

NW Michigan Orchard Farmlife in the 50’s & 60’s
November 11, 2010

Horticulturist. That is what I said my father was. I discovered this fancy term for farmer from my guidance counselor after a secondary education assessment, a test to see what vocation would best suit my interests, talents, abilities. As an aside, …Read the Rest

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