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Town Town brings the feeling of heart and home coming together, doesn’t it? The idea of ‘town’ makes me think of tiny, little burgs tucked in among the woods with church steeples and kids riding bikes, and old poops gathering … Continue reading

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Ruffed Grouse, Partridge, whatever…

I hear there’s a movement started to make the Partridge, or the Ruffed Grouse, the Wisconsin State Game Bird. This would be quite a feather in the cap of Park Falls as we have the distinguished title of Ruffed Grouse … Continue reading

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As the Flowage Flows…

It happened a few years ago, another harrowing story of survival while camping, as members of my family and I lazily drifted along on our floaties. We drifted upon the waters of the Chippewa Flowage, catching some sun, sharing a … Continue reading

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Small Town Girl

I have spent so much of my life lamenting on the fact that I am still living in the same small Wisconsin town in which I was born and raised. I watched my classmates scatter in different directions, but here … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Soldier – Vernon F. Cummings

Tribute to a Soldier – Vernon F. Cummings There is a stone set flat into the earth at Emery Cemetery east of Phillips, WI. An American flag waves alongside. Vernon F. Cummings it reads. October 7, 1919 to May 8, … Continue reading

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Debarking the Family Tree

Have you ever searched your family tree?  I don’t mean filling in the blanks of a geneological chart.  What I’m talking about is digging into the meat and bones of those that came before you, getting beneath the names to the … Continue reading

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For my Grandfather – Ladd Loula

The wooden swing soars back and forth, back and forth, as it carries me through an early summer breeze. Overhead ropes creak, squeak, against burly maple bark. White blossoms drift and dance from a nearby apple tree. The curls upon my shoulders caress … Continue reading

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The Third Story Writers Guild

I belong to a writer’s group at our local library.  We call ourselves The Third Story Writers Guild.  We are so much more than a critique group. These people have become my mentors, my cheerleaders, my ‘what were you thinking … Continue reading

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Reconnecting

I recently reconnected with a girlfriend that I’d had since grade school.  We came up through school in different circumstances, she in Catholic school, I in public, but we were neighbors and then in the same Girl Scout troop.  I believe … Continue reading

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Strength

I have been forever fascinated by the sheer strength in the core of a woman.  We women have an ability to reach inside ourselves and find a fortitude we possiblty never knew resided there.  In ‘The Book of Esther’ my … Continue reading

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