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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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Supporting the arts

My husband and I attended Jonesfest in Kennan, WI this last Saturday night.  This is the perfect example of a few making a difference for many.  The event was put together by people who simply love to perform and saw … Continue reading

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Local Tragedy

As I wrote “The Book of Esther’, where four generations of women come together to solve a family mystery, I paid special attention to the differences between those generations. Esther’s life was very different, her choices were different, than those … Continue reading

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Festival time!

I love this part of summer when the weather is perfect and there is always a festival to be found.  Today it’s Flambeau Rama in Park Falls.  Always great to run into old classmates and relatives.  And you never know … Continue reading

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Northwoods Saturday

The calendar says July, but looking out my window says late September.  It’s cold here!  And wet.  So, to cheer myself up I made cookies.  Shouldn’t have, but I did.  And they are yummy!  I took a jar of Biscotti … Continue reading

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