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The holiday is here

The holiday is here

Does the Fourth of July seem like the middle of summer to you? I know the calendar says June 21 was the real beginning of the season, but by the…

Summer nights are the best time of the year

Summer nights are the best time of  the year

This time of year the newspaper business is pretty hectic. Even though I do most of my work out of this “home office” now, some weeks it seems like I…

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

This summer’s gonna be packed full of fun

You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for things to do in the coming weeks because there’s lots going on around the area. I’ve been kept busy this week…

It’s construction season in Michigan

It’s construction  season in Michigan

They say we only have two seasons in this crazy state of ours – winter and “construction.” I can believe it. It is getting harder and harder to go anywhere…

The start of summer

The start of summer

Sitting in the living room the other evening we were treated to another episode in the local newborn fawn saga. Our newest resident out here on the Tobacco was playing…

Don’t take those wildlife babies home

Don’t take those  wildlife babies home

Jack was mowing Tuesday morning and startled a newborn fawn who was hidden in the bushes at the edge of the river. The little one ran for its life around…

The year of the ‘mouses’

The year of the ‘mouses’

I don’t know why they insist on living with us, but we have been plagued with mice this year, especially in our camper, parked on family property near Roscommon. We’ve…

Making summer memories

Making summer memories

When I picked her up from school today (Wednesday), Alison said everything “looks like summer now.” She was talking about how our three days of rain followed by a bit…

I’m so old I remember a time before computers

I’m so old I remember a time before computers

Kids today are growing up, never knowing what it was like before computers, smart phones and the world-wide web. I have a picture of granddaughter Alea at 14 months old…

The ‘girls of 1964’ descend on mid-Michigan

The ‘girls of 1964’ descend on mid-Michigan

I have been procrastinating again, and now I am paying for it. It is 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening and I am just starting this column. Sometimes it is just…

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