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Tonight Earl and I attended the wake of a young man, 31 years old and married only seven weeks. He is the grandson of a good friend, and he died unexpectedly in an accident. Who at my age expects to
… finish reading Brought Up Short
John Mellencamp once sang fondly of life in a small town. But there are some things he forgot to mention.
You know you live in a small town when the guy in the Ford truck runs into the gas station
… finish reading Small Town
Waiting for my son to finish his daily run (He’s training for the Chicago Marathon), I studied the “Farmer’s Forum,” a weekly supplement to the local newspaper. I might just as well have been reading Greek.
It’s not that farmers
… finish reading Farmer’s Forum
It’s our second night in Natick, where the Boston Marathon runs through from Mile 8 to about Mile 11 in two days. It’s farther from the finish line than we’d planned; but, for one good reason and another, this is
… finish reading Natick Rocks
Earl and I were displaced to a local hotel three days ago when violent weather came through our area and knocked the power out in our condo development. It was 3:15 PM on Sunday, November 17.
It didn’t look so
… finish reading Stoplight
Another couple, Earl, and I visited The Cove in South Bend this evening to enjoy farm-league baseball at its finest. The home team Silverhawks, a feeder team for the Arizona Diamondbacks, play there. Sure, I know some people think farm-league
… finish reading The Cove
There are not a lot of opportunities to swim in this community. Neither St. Joseph nor Benton Harbor has a public pool, so that leaves only the local Y or the South Shore Health and Racquet Club for those who
… finish reading Swimming
Yesterday Earl and I visited the Allegan County Fair. It was like catching up with an old friend whom we hadn’t seen in a couple years. The parking fee had increased, but other than that all was as it was
… finish reading Allegan Country Fair
Today I attended the second annual stuff swap at the home of a friend. Based on its success, I am sure there will be third and a fourth, etc.
The concept is simple. Each attendee brings three things that she
… finish reading Stuff Swap