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 …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

Green Bay Packer Game Day Traditions

Green Bay Packer Game Day Traditions
October 24, 2010

Today is not just any old Sunday, it is a special day fondly refered to as a Green Bay Packer Home Game Day.  Being fairly new to following the  “The Pack” , I have found the many aspects of  being a  “Packer Fan” truly amazing! Initially I …Read the Rest

Scottish, Irish, or Both?? Roots Part 2

Scottish, Irish, or Both?? Roots Part 2
October 15, 2010

Image via Wikipedia With Marc Gunn‘s Irish & Celtic Podcast running in my iPod, I begin another story of  tracing my roots. I grew up always believing I was solidly Scottish on my mother’s side of the family. Then as my  peer …Read the Rest

Tracing My Roots From Appleton,WI Part 1

Tracing My Roots From Appleton,WI Part 1
September 16, 2010

“Who are these people and how are we related?”!!  Being the next to the youngest child on both my mother and my father’s side of the family caused me to ask this question often as a young child and later …Read the Rest

The Good Ol’ Summertime

The Good Ol’ Summertime
August 29, 2010

It is Sunday afternoon as I write this and it is VERY HOT! I am in northwestern Michigan, without air-conditioning, and trying to remember what I did before I was fortunate enough to have a home with air. I remember, many …Read the Rest

Kayaking in the U.P. in the Wonders of God’s Creation

Kayaking in the U.P. in the Wonders of God’s Creation
August 9, 2010

Kayaking in Hiawatha National Forest on the Au Train River This summer has been jam-packed with vacation time.  The most recent was the week Jon and I spent in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This region offers pristine beauty with hundreds of waterfalls all …Read the Rest

The Red House

July 21, 2010

I am back in lower Michigan again. Back in the house where my dad was born, where I returned after college, where I began my own family,  which I return to visit, now. As I return, it is with new …Read the Rest

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